Adoption services at the Animal Shelter are run by the
Humane Society of Central Texas.
The Animal Shelter is regional, serving 15 Central Texas cities and most portions of McLennan County. It is an open-admission shelter (no animal is turned away) and reached one year of no-kill status (90% live exit rate) in September 2016.
To maintain a no-kill status shelter is a challenge and adoptions and fosters are vital! Spay/neuter and microchipping are the law in Waco and vital to keeping the animal shelter population down. For information on free spay/neuter surgeries for Waco residents visit our SpayStreet Waco page.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Saturdays: 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Adoptions/Reclaims: Close at 5:30 p.m. weekdays & 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays.
For volunteer opportunities, call (254) 754-1454.
About Adoption - Humane Society of Central Texas (HSCT)
After You Adopt
Visiting a veterinarian regularly is important to
the health and well being of your pet.
See our map of available vets in the area.
Don Bland, Director - (254) 750-7084 - Email
Libby Sisson, Adoption Coordinator - (254) 750-7086 - Email
Emily Keil, Foster/Off-Site Coordinator - (254) 750-7087 - Email
Lana Crow, Director of Life-Saving Operations - (254) 750-7088 Email
Meghan Ekno, Office Staff/Chief Photographer - Email
City of Waco
Delfi Messinger, Animal Shelter Director - (254) 750-7096 Email
Dr. Ronald Epps, Animal Shelter Veterinarian - (254) 750-7083 Email
Luis Leyva, Animal Shelter Supervisor - (254) 750-7082 Email
Joel Sanchez, Supervisor, Animal Care (Control) - (254) 750-1765 Email