Tonya Griffith's Animal Rescue, Inc.
About the Animal Shelter
This is a small animal rescue for cats and dogs. I have several foster homes in various areas, and I also post pictures for people who need help finding a home for their pet, which many times has been successful. The pet doesn't have to enter a rescue or shelter and the owner is contacted, so they decide who their pet goes to. If a person can't send me pictures, and they don't live too far away, I will go and videotape the pet myself to place pictures on the internet. There have been a few pets that haven't been able to find a home through this service, but it depends on what the pet is and who is looking on the internet. When we have space available we take transfers from a local kill animal shelter. We also step in and help people who find themselves with multiple animals and no way to pay to get them fixed. Usually I will get all the females fixed to get their circumstances under control, and in some cases I will also help with donated food when I have extra. If they want to find homes for some of the many pets they have accumulated, then I will place their pictures on the internet for them. We don't euthanize unless a pet is seriously ill.
Shelters Service Area
Tyler, TX, Smith County, and surrounding areas as far as a 100 mile radius.
Cat adoption fees are currently $25 to $70, which pays for spay/neuter and vaccinations. Dog adoption fees vary from $25 to $115 depending on how much it cost for spay/neuter and vaccinations. Adoption contracts must be signed upon adoption approval and any pet history information is provided with each adoption.
Meet the Pets
It depends on who has the pet. We don't advertise our address to keep people from dumping animals on our road, especially since this is also where we live. I like to visit with a person on the phone first before letting them come meet the pet.