Lubbock, Texas’ services for animals: donkeys, cats, dogs

in Lubbock (northwest TX-area):

Local rescue groups:  Humane Society of West Texas:  806-799-7387 (& Animal Cruelty Investigator:  Candice Hall at 806-466-6644); Morris Safe House:  806-239-0156; Saving Grace Pit Bulls:  806-746-6875; & South Plains SPCA:  806-445-6317.

If you have lost your & & &   Please consider making a small DONATION to keep Ark4Pets available for postings of lost & found pets. WHEN YOU FIND YOUR PET, PLEASE DELETE YOUR MESSAGE — to MAKE IT EASIER FOR OTHER LOST PETS TO BE FOUND.     Check with the local newspaper to run a low-cost or free ad for your lost pet.     Go to BOTH sites of Lubbock Animal Services every day — to look for your pet.  Let LGonzalez@Mail.Ci.Lubbock.TX.US & 806-775-2716 know when your pet is located.

Reunite with or adopt your lovable dog(s) &/or cat(s):   Go to BOTH Lubbock Shelter sites daily to look for your lost or new pet(s):  yes, go there.  Be proactive even if your pets have tags & are microchipped:  [1] Lubbock Animal Services in southeast Lubbock at 3323 Southeast Loop 289 & Jackie Stephens (JStephens@MyLubbock.US) & 806-775-2700 [2]  in LAS northeast Lubbock at 401 N. Ash (Cynthia Metsgar: & 806-775-2737).  

Directions for southeast Lubbock location of Lubbock Animal Services ( go east/far east on central Lubbock’s 50th St. (stay on 50th St. across IH-27, across Ave. A. & across Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to  Loop 331 / Southeast Blvd.). Proceed right / south on Southeast Drive for .1 mile & then before you drive beneath the Loop 289 overpass, exit / right onto the West Loop 289 frontage road. Get onto the paved (not the gravel) frontage road & drive past 2 or 3 right-hand drive ways. Immediately after you pass a brown-&-white Animal Shelter sign, then move into the right-hand, paved lane of the frontage road & follow Animal Service signs into the one-entrance parking lot on your right-hand side. Director George Torres: GTorres@Mail.Ci.Lubbock.TX.US or GTorres@MyLubbock.US & 806-775-2002; Shawn Byrd (SByrd@Mail.Ci.Lubbock.TX.US & 806-775-2716 & LGonzalez@Mail.Ci.Lubbock.TX.US).      Adopt or relinquish animals at 3323 South East Loop 289, 79404:  806-775-2700 or 806-775-2712.     Owner-released animals are the first to die.     Report lost or found pets, hurt animals or cruelty:  806-775-2700 regarding animal-related issues (the answering service will answer after hours & dispatch an officer if needed).  Stray-livestock issues (such as cattle & horses) are referred to the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office.      Feral cats: prospective safe-barn sites:  806-638-4343 for in-person visit.

Contact 806445-6328 or if you need to re-home a “Jenny” (female) donkey.  “I prefer her to be a mini but love them all!  I  can promise a loving, wonderful, forever home!” (& Search “Find Animal Welfare Groups” & “Lubbock, Texas” within the left-hand menu:  Animal Welfare Organizations Near You, Search For Animal Welfare Groups & Location     

Organization Pet List City, State/Prov Phone
The Haven Animal Care Shelter Lubbock, TX 806-763-0092
Gypsyheart Horse Rescue Lubbock, TX 806-445-6328
LeLands Heart Sanctuary  LeAnn:  806-535-0229 Lubbock, TX 800-777-7570
Lubbock Animal Services Lubbock, TX 806-775-2718
The Humane Society of West Texas Lubbock, TX 806-799-7387
A Place for Us Greyhounds Rescue Lubbock, TX 806-787-8530
Morris Safe House Foundation & Lubbock, TX 806-239-0156
West Texas Chow Rescue Lubbock, TX 806-234-2230
Saving Grace Pit Bull Rescue Lubbock, TX 806-790-5640

Adopt companion animals on Sat. & Sun.:  PetSmart on south Slide Rd. in southwest Lubbock (south of S. Loop — on east side of Slide or at PetSmart in southwest Lubbock (Milwaukee & Marsha Sharp Freeway / 60th St.).

Adopt dogs & pups from the Morris Safe House no-kill, “owner-care” facility with 96% adoption & & 806-239-0156;; mailing address:  3240 Nightingale Rd., Lubbock, TX  79407; open 7 days a week 9a-4:30pDaily adoptions at the Safe House & Saturdays at PetSmart on so. Slide Rd. in Lubbock.  Providing adequate protection & care to small animals, primarily dogs, until placed in a loving, permanent home.  Preventing cruelty to animals through education & training via programs in public awareness, government advocacy, shelter animal service & placement.  Each dog receives its own unique services ranging from $299 to $1,500:  immunizations (distemper, hepatitis, influenza, parvo vaccines, bordatella, canine influenza, rabies), spay / neuter surgery, identification chip & other needed medical treatment, heartworm & flea / tick preventive, surgery to treat injuries, overcoming trauma of abuse.  Volunteers walk the dogs on a regular basis.  Two, large-fenced play areas allow dogs to play & run off leash with other dogs & with volunteers.  Play areas provide prospective & new-pet parents a place to interact with their prospective new canine family member — as well as introducing other pets to the new dog — to ensure there are no issues.  Volunteers needed to:  walk dogs, organize fund raisers, bake doggie cookies, help with adoption; organize drives for treats, canned food, bleach, paper towels, letter-sized manila folders, detergent, cash donations to help with medical expenses.  Driving directions:  West on 19th St. toward Levelland; from traffic light at 19th & Research Blvd., go 6 mi. straight; turn left onto Hwy. 2130; cross a single railroad track (now Nightingale Rd.), stay on black-top road until it ends; continue straight onto dirt road; right at Morris Safe House sign; kennels on right.

Dachshund Dusty Puddles Rescue south of & 806-577-8010 & 806-577-8548.  Can handle 12-14 Dachshunds at a time; placed 100+ Doxies / Doxie-mixes in 5 yr.:  a lot of love SAVED!   Registered, Texas non-profit corporation working towards 501c3 status.  Visit Dusty Puddles on Facebook, &

Humane Society of West Texas’ dog-rescueCandace 806-466-0644

TORNADO GALLERY GOES TO THE DOGS! (& cats)  FIRST FRIDAY ART TRAIL gallery show & sale BENEFITS LUBBOCK ANIMAL SERVICES ENDOWMENT FUND OF THE LUBBOCK AREA FOUNDATION.  Tornado Gallery at 1822 Buddy Holly Avenue ( & select “Downtown Map” from left-hand menu).  Help the animals of Lubbock by purchasing art donated by local artists! To donate art, contact Paula Yeager at 806-799-2172 or  Purchase gorgeous, cat-&/or-dog notecards & simultaneously support Lubbock Animal Services’ endowment at the Lubbock Area Foundation &/or ask Artist Paula Yeager how to engage local artists in your geographical area to support animal causes you believe in.

Service-learning, community-service restitution / animal-welfare & pet-therapy opportunities; 3-legged dog & 2-legged dog:
Replicate dog-&-cat friendly programs: [a] free, micro-chip identification in your community (e.g., assist your lost or adventurous dogs &/or cats in returning home safely by obtaining micro-chip identification for first 50 dogs &/or cats, call 806-775-2056 for reservations & requirements); [b] trap, neuter & release feral cats806-785-2331 &;  [c] keep college- & university-campus feral cats healthy & happy:; 806-785-2331 or; or get help with feral cats in your neighborhood; [d] Pet Adoption Days (hold dogs, transport pets & talk with potential adopters:; 806-767-9007 or 806-762-8072 or 806-742-3711, x. 226;; [e] 2-university (Texas Tech Univ. & TTU Health Sciences Center) collaborative service-learning programs to support additional pet-therapy venues in nursing & children’s homes: or or DrWilbanks@SBCGlobal.Net [f] Senior Critters for Senior Citizens: or 806-763-0092 or 806-441-7809; [g] special-needs & www.BlindDogs.Net &; [h] to report your act of kindness for animals; [i] to watch an award-winning, three-legged dog rescued from a shelter; [j] contact for a video of a miraculous two-legged dog or to find out about matching money in the Lubbock, TX, area for new animal-welfare endowments.

Make adoption your option: or or 806-777-7570  Volunteer or donate:  Proactively [1] educating the public on responsible pet ownership (invite us to present at your school, day-care facility, church group or community organization); [2] providing quality, interactive activities between people & our rescued animals;& [3] giving homeless dogs & cats a safe sanctuary until their “forever” family adopts them.

Seeking [1] volunteers for construction work — including juvenile-offender volunteers & others requiring community-service restitution credit; [2] mini-van to transport animals; [3] donations to help our volunteers participate in educational seminars: (select Pet Therapy from left-hand menu) or 806-763-0092.  In addition to providing shelter for homeless companion animals, The Haven’s programs offer community education about the value of animals in the human world.  The Haven’s no-charge pet therapy programs promote respect for all creatures.

One of The Haven’s pet therapy programs is Pets as Pals, providing therapeutic activity for children with special needs — especially beneficial to children who have suffered losses in their lives due to separation from family; physical or other disabilities & other factors.  Allowing children the opportunity to interact with pets facilitates the development of empathy, an important lifelong skill for children.  Interaction with animals also teaches responsibility, nurturing skills & the give-&-take aspect of building relationships.  In return, animals provide unconditional love, companionship & constancy.

The Haven offers pet-therapy programs as a community service at no charge.  Referrals are accepted from community organizations, agencies, parents & others.  The pet-therapy program is conducted in an outdoor environment on the grounds of The Haven.

Research indicates that one determinate of later violent or criminal activity is the degree of empathy that children & young adults feel towards others.  By providing a place where lessons of empathy are taught in an environment where respect for all life is illustrated, The Haven provides a valuable & unique social & community service.

The Haven has been involved in pet therapy programs in Lubbock-area nursing homes & a variety of other settings.  Dr. Brenda Wilbanks, founder of The Haven, incorporates pet therapy into her private practice. or or 806-763-0092 to find out about fun(d)-raising events like dog walks in Lubbock, Texas.

Visit, adopt, donate or volunteer at the Haven for dogs & cats (  For location details: (from the left-hand column, select “Haven Events” & then select “Lights at the Haven” where you will see a clickable “directions to the Haven” selection).  Donations of your time, money, dog collars, leashes or dog toys are gratefully accepted year-round.

Volunteer or donate to benefit companion animals:  806-799-PETS.

Texas Tech University / Student Government Association’s Feral Cat Program: thanks to & Student Pres. or text 281-782-9073 if you are willing to volunteer with the Texas Tech University Student Government Association-approved organization (6-’12) in Lubbock / northwest TX-area to oversee the on-campus feral-cat colony, that is in need of upkeep.  ‘The Humane Society of West Texas  ( & or 806-799-PETS [7387]; P.O. Box 67645 or 5106 Ave. T; Lubbock  79424)partners with devoted TTU students in order to trap, neuter /spay & release TTU cats, as well as maintain feeding stations throughout campus. Opportunities to be of service to feline Red Raider residents on campushelp with the daily or weekly refreshing of feral-cat feeding stations across campus;  also, on-campus, feral-cat program within the TTU System at Angelo State University in San Angelo,

TTU weekly-feeding volunteers are encouraged to negotiate their own volunteer schedule & feeding-station assignments.  Volunteers will be provided with no-charge, start-up supplies, on-site training & sacks of cat food (upon request).  Semester- or summer-long volunteers are preferred (due to start-up costs & flexibility of scheduling).  Benefits to volunteers:  Independent, systematic work experience to add to your resume;  Resume & job-search related consultancy services, upon request;  Letters of recommendation for career &/or graduate/professional-school admissions, upon request;  Opportunities to recruit friends, classmates or organizations to join you in this activity; & quiet gratitude from Texas Tech’s feline residents who help control the disease-carrying rodent population.  To volunteer-feeders for figuring out their preferred ways to organize their feeding/watering/cleaning supplies:  11, one-gallon jugs of fresh water –  to empty, clean & replenish cats’ drinking water; two plastic containers with handles for cats’ crunchy food (converted from cat-litter containers into crunchy-food containers) – to replenish stale, bug-ridden or dirty food supply; bug spray – to repel insects such as mosquitoes & fire ants — while tending feeding stations; window cleaner & paper towels/rags/broom/wide-sweep brush:  to clean feeding & watering containers &/or weather-proof covering; cat- & bird-friendly bug spray to squirt around the station to keep bugs out of food & water & to keep them from biting cats eating or drinking there; one plastic sack for trash, stale cat food or litter around the feeding/watering stations.  Providing (for those who are willing & financially able to do so) for new volunteers: a set of starter supplies:  window cleaner, broom, paper towels, plastic bags, insect repellant, sack of cat food, a three-page document (through from & with How-To e-document with suggestions:

Save feral cats on the Texas Tech University campus & in your yard/neighborhood

Contact TTU Feral Cat Program / Student Organization: thanks to & Student Pres. (or Humane Society of West Texas volunteer & or 806-785-2331) about

  • Volunteering to trap, neuter & return (TNR) feral cats on the Texas Tech University campusin Lubbock, Texas — at no cost to Texas Tech.  Texas Tech’s managed (TNR), non-producing feral cat colonies eliminate rodents, yowling, fighting, & spraying; eliminate incoming, reproducing, unvaccinated stray cats; & eliminate the expense of trapping & euthanizing Texas Tech’s long-time feline residents.  Alice will provide you with low-cost Humane Society spay/neuter/vaccination/vouchers @$67 so that when you trap TTU cats/kittens
  • Taking trapped cat(s) directly to Acres North (5205 13th St.: SW corner of Slide & & 806-793-2863) or the Animal Hospital of Lubbock (7902 Slide Rd.:  SW corner of Slide & 79th & 806-794-4543);
  • Dropping off cat(s) for spay-neuer surgery, rabies vaccination & ear-tip notch (to alert folks that the cat is healthy)
  • Picking up cat(s) the next day &
  • Releasing cat(s) back (or work with to get tame cat(s) &/or kitten(s) into the Humane Society foster/adoption system).
  • Borrowing a cat trap & providing you with no-charge Humane Society vouchers so that you may help cats in your yard/neighborhood.  When you trap cats/kittens
  • Taking them directly to Acres North (5205 13th St.: SW corner of Slide & & 806-793-2863) or the Animal Hospital of Lubbock (7902 Slide Rd.:  SW corner of Slide & 79th St. & 806-794-4543);
  • Dropping them off
  • Picking them up the next day &
  • Releasing them back (or work with Alice to get kittens into the Humane Society foster/adoption system).   Cats/kittens released to become barn cats must be kept securely & exclusively … & fed & watered daily inside of the barn for 4 full weeks.  Only barns with donkeys will be safe for cats/kittens (because donkeys kill predators).
  • Low-cost vouchers @$67 from the Humane Society include the spay/neuter surgery, rabies vaccination & an ear notch (to let folks know that the cat is spayed/neutered/vaccinated).  Contact 806-799-PETS or for HSWT pet-wellness appointments:  5106 Ave. T (  Donations to HSWT (to pay for the cost of vouchers) are welcomed.

300+ cats on campus have been spayed/neutered, vaccinated & then re-released.  Maintenance of feeding stations allows volunteers to identify newcomers or ill cats.  Feral kittens that are caught on campus are socialized & then adopted into loving homes.  Helpful TTU Feral Cat Program partners:  Human & Environmental Health & Safety: or 806-742-3876; (806-742-3876 or 806-281-4780); TTU Housing facilities:;  TTU Plant & Facilities VP is TTU/feral-cat champion & his helpful team members: & or 806-742-3801 for arranging for trimming of West Hall bushes – to allow easy, comfortable access for volunteers;  TTU Plumbing (806-742-3308 or 742-1308) for rescuing kittens on campus; or 806-742-3470;  Shannon Hutchinson & Douglas Haynes/TTU Civil Engineering shop:  806-789-7454 to cut openings in the plastics tubs that cover the feeding stations & to help with live-trapping Holden Hall cats/kittens; at Walls-Gates Residence Hall –  to post notices for volunteers; & or 314-496-7916 for Sigma Alpha/TTU Sisters in Agriculture volunteer(s);  or call 806-785-2331 for recruiting day-a-week/student- & other-volunteer caretakers for feral-cat feeding stations.

  • Feral cat feeding-station(s) volunteers for Feeding Stations:  Volunteers neededfor Mondays, Tuesdays,Wednesdays, Thursdays; & or 713-254-9145 (Fridays: Mary Ann, 9 feeding stations & Michael:  Wall/Gates; Saturdays & SundaysAlso, Art Bldg. Mondays & Wednesdays; & Tuesdays & Thursdays:  2 @ West Hall & Holden Hall during the fall ’12 semester: or 903-675-1230.      Beverley Nichols (Jake.Beverley@SBCGlobal.Net & 806-792-1983) the go-to person for kittens & appreciates donations.  She gives excellent care to baby cats.  And Nancy McCutchen & her sister feed/rescue TTUHSC feral cats @ S. Quaker & Loop 289:  806-632-0527 or 806-281-9953.  More, helpful cat-lovers:  Robin Bingham ( & 806-742-2976; Sherrie Davis: or 325-232-2775; Krista at  806-549-8807; has cat trap to help with Trap/Neuter/Release.  Gail Anderson (former 3-1-1 call center for City of Lubbock): or 806-252-4382 weekly donating jug of feral cat food.

* & or 806-799-PETS.   Humane Society of West Texas’ Wellness Clinic by appointment ( on Tuesdays / 5106 Ave. T.; Lubbock (, 6p.

$50 spay/neuter in southeast Lubbock, TX:  Dr. Brillhart on Hwy. 84 toward Slaton, TX806-828-4175.

Above & Beyond Pet Care Hospital (113th & has extended hours:  Mon.Fri., 8a-10p; 9a5p on Sat.  … for appointments, walk-ins or emergencies.

the Emergency Animal Clinic on 34th (approx. 1.5 blocks east of Slide Rd.; on the south side of 34th St.) that has evening hours.  – really great for emergencies or for those of us that work & have a hard time getting our pets to the vet for routine care.

Mobile Veterinary Services:  reduced-cost, out-patient, veterinary services & home visits [for clients who have a number of pets needing surgery & vaccinations at the same time], Dwight L. Gailey, DVM: & 806-392-3222 &

Mondays, 47p4805 Ave. Q (near northeast corner of 50th & Ave. Q:  Wash-n-Dry Laundromat & All Smiles Dental & Orthodontics)

Tuesdays, 47p7531 82nd St. (in southwest Lubbock:  Tractor Supply)

Wednesdays, 47p 5311 50th St. (near northeast corner of 50th & Ave. Q:  Wash-n-Dry Laundromat)

Thursdays, 47p:  4805 Ave. Q (near northeast corner of 50th & Ave. Q:  Wash-n-Dry Laundromat & All Smiles Dental & Orthodontics)

Fridays, 4-7p7531 82nd St. (in southwest Lubbock: Tractor Supply)

Saturdays, 9anoon5311 50th St.  (near northeast corner of 50th & Ave. Q:  Wash-n-Dry Laundromat)

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