Humane Society of Central TexasAnimal Shelter Information

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.


2032 Circle Road, Waco, Texas 76706

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday: 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Saturdays: 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Sundays: Closed

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)

Available Dogs

Available Cats

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.

Staff Contact Information

HSCT Staff

Don Bland, Director - (254) 750-7084 - Email 

Della Conner, Associate Director - (254) 750-7095 Email

Emily Keil, Foster/Off-Site Coordinator - (254) 750-7087 - Email

Lana Crow, Director of Life-Saving Operations - (254) 750-7088 Email

City of Waco

Charles Byrd (Interim Director), 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

Printable Animal Ordinance Informational Handout (English/Spanish)

Alternatives to Surrendering Your Animal

See the entire Municipal Code of Ordinances relating to animals in the City of Waco here.

A Day in the Life of Animal Intake at the City of Waco Animal Shelter

Common Questions >>