Monday, September 9, 2013

150 animals in jeopardy when Texas shelter closes its doors

The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake is being forced to consider closing it’s doors, after 30 years of serving the surrounding community, and saving thousands and thousands of lives, due to lack of funding.  We had requested increases in our contracts from Henderson and Kaufman Counties and both requests were denied.  Over the last two years, we have seen private donations dramatically decrease and our fund raising efforts have not kept up with the demand on our cash flow.  

We currently have funds to see us through the next 3 weeks.  If we can not find a long term solution in that time, we will be forced to close our doors to the 3500 to 4000 homeless pets that we care for every year thus putting there lives in jeopardy.

We are now immediately reaching out to the rescue 150 animals that are still in our custody, when we are forced to close the doors, will have to be euthanized.  We certainly hope that we do not have to close our doors.  But it is a very real possibility.  And we want to be proactive in getting as many pet as possible into a safe alternative.  
community that has helped us for so long to begin pulling these pets to reduce our population as much as possible.  The approximately

I know all rescues are full.  I reach out to rescues everyday in an effort to save the lives of HSCCL’s homeless pets.  But if anyone can help with just one pet, it is one life saved.  Please review our PetFinder And Adopt A Pet page.  

If you have any questions, please email me at

For those of you that live in Henderson and Kaufman Counties and are wondering where your animals will be going after out gate shuts for the final time, I suggest you call Judge Wood’s office in Kaufman County at 972 932-4331 or Judge Sanders’ office in Henderson County at 903 675-6120.  Not only did they decline contract increases, but also declined emergency funding to help keep us open until a long term solution could be found.

Krista McAnally
Shelter Director
Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
Tool TX - Approx 52 miles SE of Dallas
903 432-3422
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