How Your Support Helps the Animal Shelter

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The Mission of the Winnsboro Friends of the Animal Shelter

The mission of the Friends of the Winnsboro Animal Shelter is to maintain a healthy and high quality of life for the shelter pets while in the care of the Winnsboro Animal Shelter through community education, promoting spay and neutering of cats and dogs through fund raisers and grants to secure funds for food, vet care, equipment and other necessities for the health, comfort, safety, and care of the shelter pets.

Your Donations at Work

  • Cost of immunizations, heartworm prevention, heartworm treatment, worming medication, parvo vaccines,
  • Cover cost of all Vet Care including sickness, injury and surgery
  • Fully vet all dogs/cats coming into the shelter with complete exam by licensed veterinarian, blood work for heartworms, parvo, and necessary imunizations
  • Keeping the food pantry full with pet food and cat litter
  • Cover expenses as needed for such things as new cat cages, cat cage trays, cat litter boxes, dog/cat toys, stainless steel water pails, bowls and more
  • Plans to construct 15 indoor dog kennels, construct a steel carport structure, add a whelping room and equipment for expectant dogs

The shelter is always in need of items like blankets, sheets, dog food and more.  The Winnsboro community has been very generous throughout the years in supporting the shelter.  There is always room for more volunteers that have a love for animals and some extra time to devote to these wonderful animals.

Your Donations Are Always Appreciated

If you can’t make it to the Casino night and would like to contribute to Friends of the Winnsboro Animal Shelter  please consider a donation today.


Adopt an Animal Today

The above dogs are all available for adoption today.  There are a few more at the animal shelter as well.

It is Easy and affordable

Shelter Fees:
Adoption Fee:  $80 and includes spay/neuter along with rabies vaccines.
Animal Surrender:  $45 with proof of residency
Reclaim an animal:  $35 plus $10 for each additional day.
City Tags:  $5 per animal; must have proof of current rabies vaccination

Animal Shelter History

In 1997, the City of Winnsboro planned and built a 1700 square foot animal shelter to handle the increasing volume of neglected and unwanted animals. The shelter was started with a $10,000.00 donation and continues today and is inspected annually by the State of Texas Health Department. The shelter is located on 5 acres of land to allow for growth. Two other Texas cities have used the Winnsboro Shelter plan as a model for their shelters, Jefferson and Bonham, Texas.

The Shelter currently has 15 indoor dog runs (eight runs measure 3’ x 8’, seven runs measure 3’ x 5’) and 9 feline cages. The shelter handles approximately 1000 – 1200 plus animals each year.

Animal Shelter Location and Hours of Operation

835 Hope Lane
Winnsboro, TX  75494
​Tel 903-440-2743

Animal Adoptions and Surrenders
Monday – Friday 10 AM – 3:30 PM
Before 10 AM or After 2 PM by appointment only

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