East Texas Humane Society in need of community help

POSTED: Saturday, January 16, 2010 - 6:10pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 10:27am

The Humane Society of East Texas has been operating solely on community donations for over two years now.

But at the same time, working in a building that is more than 50 years-old is starting to wear on the non-profits finances. And they're turning to the community for help.

In 2008 the Humane Society made the decision to no longer euthanize animals and to become a selective admissions, no kill animal sanctuary.

But shelter director Gayle Helms says this life-saving decision cut all contracts and ties with Smith County and the City of Tyler. It also cost them almost $200,000.

Much of the donations to the shelter have gone to save hundreds of dogs. But some of the equipment they've been using like outside kennels are starting to deteriorate.

Their goal is to raise $150,000 to turn the run-down outside kennels into this new outdoor kennel complex.

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Gayle Helms is one of the nicest people you could ever want to meet.She is very professional and cares very much about all of there animals.I am sure if that person was that concerned about finding there pet that they would not have waited all day to call about it.It only take a quick phone call to find out if it was there.Show some responsibility people.I sure hope it did not look like the dog in the news reel or I would not give it back.

this is the place I took a lost animal to. they promised to post the animal as a lost and found, when I was contacted by the owner of this pet contacted me I had told them were their pet was and tried to get their pet back less than 48 hrs after recieving the pet they were told the animal had already had been adopted.I was appalled that the operators made no effort to allow the pet to be returned and sold the pet off ,causing great heartache to the owner.

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