The Humane Society of Coleman County first organized in October 2003
when a small group of animal lovers decided something had to be done
to reduce the homeless animal population in our County and the
consequential overcrowding at the city shelter. By May of 2004, we
were incorporated and had received our 501(c)(3) charitable
determination from the IRS. Our primary mission revolves around the
spay/neuter of family pets. Your Humane Society has had an exciting
2015 and, with your support, either as a returning member or a new
member, we are hoping for an equally exciting 2016 as we look for ways
to enhance our programs.
As we hope everyone knows, our primary mission is to provide
discounted spay/neuter vouchers to families who need assistance with
the vet costs. We provide a 50% voucher to anyone who feels they need
the assistance, and we provide 75% off our vet rate for those who can
provide us with verification of government assistance. The thrift
store provides the revenue we need to provide this service. A
town our size is very lucky to have this year-
Your Humane Society also now provides a vaccination voucher for low-
The money the Humane Society of Coleman County raises through our thrift store helps us accomplish our primary mission. Our veterinary costs for 2015 were over $30,000.
Our thrift store at 108 S. Pecan. Open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Thursday and Friday open from 9am to 5 pm and Saturday 9am to 2pm.
All kinds of goodies for
sale. Come by and check us out.
Most people are always more interested in our rescue/adoption program
because we have the fuzzy guys to make it all real. First, let us say
that we are so sorry we are not able to do more with cats. We
currently have a on again/off again program with Petsense in Brownwood
where they will take the cats for resale. We have tried to adopt
a few cats that have fallen in our lap from time to time, but find
that very few people are interested in paying an adoption fee for a
cat. Of course, we will not adopt any pet without a spay/neuter and
shots, and that goes for cats too. Even when we ask for a minimal $25
fee to help cover the costs, we have few takers.
We rescue 100-115 dogs each year. Each of the dogs are neutered or spayed and receive a rabies shot from the vet clinics. The canine disease shot is administered by a Humane Society volunteer, using vaccines we purchase. We also provide wormer, collars and flea/tick treatments for each rescued dog. Moving the dogs to new homes as quickly as possible is critical since we are no-kill and must have a reasonable turnover to make room for more needy dogs. In order to move our rescued dogs to new homes, we have to be competitive with what other rescues charge for an adoption. The adoption fees fall short of covering the entire costs of caring for rescued dogs. In addition to the typical costs for rescued dogs, we regularly incur extra expense to provide the medical treatment some of the dogs need. We never know what problems a dog we accept into our rescue program might have. We never give an owner-relinquished dog an examination to determine its health before we agree to take it. We are then sometimes faced with costly vet care to bring the dog to the point of being adoptable.
rescue program took a giant step forward in March 2012 when we
purchased the kennels on Highway 153
OUR BOARDING AND ADOPTION KENNELS
to provide space for our rescued dogs as well as boarding for your pets. We are now in the process of building new Kennels and boarding facility that should be complete in 2015-2016. We thank YOU, our members, that support us both financially and with your expressions of appreciation for what the Humane Society is able to do in Coleman County.