We are so lucky to have dogs, they wait for us all day long just so they can show us unconditional love when we are spending time with them. Dogs truly make life better, but as we all know there is a serious pet overpopulation issue here in East Texas. Which is one reason why the Smith County Animal Control and Shelter has decided once again to waive all adoption fees for the month of October. 

They posted the details on their Facebook page as they are trying to get as many dogs adopted as possible. There are so many fantastic animals just waiting to be loved and have a family that they can be comfortable with forever.  

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No Fees But Asking for Donations 

The Smith County Animal Control and Shelter is waiving adoption fees but they are requesting donations of an unopened bag of dog food (35lbs or bigger) or a new doghouse. The doghouses will go to dogs that don’t have adequate shelter and the dog food will go to those dealing with temporary hardship. The shelter knows that sometimes people struggle and they want to help those pet owners in those times instead of having the owner surrender their pet. 

Meet Adoptable Dogs in Tyler, Texas 

If you’re interested in adopting one of the amazing dogs at the Smith County Animal Shelter you’re encouraged to stop by their facility at 322 East Ferguson in Tyler. They are open 8a to 5p Monday through Friday.  

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