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10/30/2007-Smith Co.

More Changes For Humane Society

One month after the end of their contract with the City of Tyler, the Humane Society of Smith County has more changes ahead.

On Thursday the non-profit organization will become the Humane Society of East Texas, with a new and improved website. With that new name, they will have new policies and new hours.

They will become a selective admission shelter for residents outside of Smith County, accepting only highly adoptable animals. For Smith County, however, they will still accept all animals brought in for surrender and strays from county Animal Control.

The Humane Society has already dramatically reduced the number of animals euthanized as well as increased the number up for adoption.

"None of these changes will jeopordize the health and safety of the care of these animals. That is our first and foremost concern and that will just continue," said Executive Director Gayle Helms.

The new days of operation are Tuesday through Sunday between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Surrendered animals will only be accepted until 3 pm.

Here's the link to their new website:

Danielle Capper, Reporting.


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