Melissa MaryJane Ronnie
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 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.
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.
The later part of 2018 and 2019, we have totally revamped the kennel and cat area. We now have 18 dog runs and 20 cat condo's. We are proud of what we have accomplished with the help of many.
If you haven't been to see us in awhile, come and visit and we will give you a tour.