We love dogs and cats, but rampant reproduction and roaming strays are more problematic among cats than dogs, so Texas cats need some extra help. As of 2021 Texas facilities euthanized more cats and dogs annually than any other state except California.
What are Texans doing about these circumstances?
In addition to the Kilgore, Texas Animal Control which takes picked up animals to the Longview, Texas Animal Care and Adoption Center , the city of Kilgore, also has a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Program for cats at no cost to Kilgore residents.
Where do the Kilgore, Texas Animal Control Officers take the animals they pick up? Animal Control takes dogs to the Animal Care and Adoption Center in Longview TX. In Kilgore, we don't pick up cats, unless we see an injured one and then we will take it to the Animal Care and Adoption Center in Longview.
The City of Kilgore is in collaboration with the 3rd party Wildcatters TNR to help control the feral cat population. The objective of this program is to humanely trap, spay or neuter, vaccinate, ear tip (for identification purposes) and return each feral cat to its original habitat or colony in its designated area. Make contact with animal control to report a cat colony. To go to the Wildcatters web page for more information click here.
The Longview Animal Care and Adoption Center serves the following agencies:
- City of Longview
- Gregg County
- City of Kilgore
- City of Gladewater
- City of White Oak
For information on adopting a pet from the Longview Animal Care and Adoption Center, call 903-279-PETS (3787) or visit the Longview Animal Care and Adoption Center’s Facebook Page or their website. They are located at 303 H.G. Mosley Pkwy, Longview, Texas.
As of August 2018
In addition to the Henderson, Texas Animal Center, Henderson, Texas initiated a working arrangement with Rusk County Pets Alive (RCPA) to save and home as many animals from the shelter as the center's processing capacity and RCPA's handling capacity allows.
Review the Henderson, Texas stats here.