The Humane Society's Pets Fur People is operated under the direction of a Board of Directors and the Executive Director.
The Humane Society's Pets Fur People is a selective admission, life-sustaining animal sanctuary. Our mission is to provide a temporary haven for the animals in our care, until they find their forever families. We are committed to reduce and ultimately eliminate euthanasia as an acceptable method of population control for unwanted dogs and cats. We promote the positive results of spay/neuter programs to reduce dog and cat overpopulation, and pride ourselves in teaching responsible pet guardianship.
The Humane Society of East Texas was established in 1963 by concerned citizens after they visited the City of Tyler's inadequate animal impoundment facility. At that time, animals were housed in one small building regardless of the health of the animals. The Society requested that the Tyler impoundment facilities be turned over to the newly founded Humane Society of East Texas.
Construction of the animal shelter was completed in 1968 and the Humane Society of East Texas's animal shelter was opened.
In 2013 we changed our name to Pets Fur People.
Sources of funding for The Humane Society's Pets Fur People include Friends of the Shelter membership dues, animal adoptions, animal surrender fees, our annual fund-raisers held each spring and fall, and private donations and contributions.