In the late 60's a group of animal lovers had joined together to try and improve conditions for forgotten animals that were roaming the area. In 1972, this group of people became Taylor Jones Humane Society and was incorporated later that year. We are a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation and receive No funding at all from the Government or the National Humane Society. By getting the city to pass laws requiring vaccinations and humane treatment of animals, the stage was set to place the Abilene Animal Shelter as part of the city government.
In 1994, we were able to house all our animals under one roof. It was at Companion Veterinary Care and leased out kennel runs for the dogs and cages for the cats, plus an Office space. We now could rest easy to know they were receiving the loving care they deserved.
We continued to emphasized on our low cost spay and neuter program. And this will help with the overpopulation problems.
In 1999, we almost had to close our door, but for the efforts of concerned organizations and people, we were able to stay open.
We work solely through private donations and grants from the city. It is always a concern that we have enough funds to continue our efforts to find loving, life long homes for our animals. And continuing to help the community with a Low Cost Spay and Neuter Program.
In 2010, we were able to buy our own building located at 2301 N. 3rd Street, in Abilene, Texas.
We have 10 dog runs, 2 puppy cages and 10 cat condo's. And eventually expand at some time.
We have several Veterinarians here in Abilene and surrounding area working with us on our spay and neuter program.
Thankfully with area folks and major contributors, we are able to continue to offer our spay and neuter program but on a limited basis.