Animal Shelter

Humane Society of Central Texas

The Humane Society of Central Texas (HSCT) is an advocate for the community goal of maintaining a no-kill status at the shelter. Staff works hard to maintain a 90% or higher live-exit rate.

HSCT has a contract partnership with the City of Waco at the Animal Shelter, which is an open-admission, regional, shelter serving the cities of: Bellmead, Beverly Hills, Bruceville-Eddy, Crawford, Hewitt, Lacy Lakeview, Lorena, Marlin, Mart, McGregor, Moody, Riesel, Robinson, Waco, West and Woodway. The population served is estimated to be around 260,000 people.

The Humane Society of Central Texas provides adoption, rescue, and foster opportunities for the homeless animals at the shelter, as well as community education regarding responsible pet ownership.

The HSCT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization operated solely on donations from the community.

The shelter has reached no-kill status for one-year, but the doors are never closed to admitted animals making community support extremely important.

To maintain a no-kill status shelter is a challenge and adoptions and fosters are vital! Spay/neuter and microchipping are the law in Robinson and vital to keeping the animal shelter population down. For information on low cost spay/neuter surgeries visit Animal Birth Control.


2032 Circle Road
Waco, Texas 76708

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Saturdays: 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Sundays: Closed

Adoptions/Reclaims: Close at 5:30 p.m. weekdays & 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays.
For volunteer opportunities, call (254) 754-1454.