First “Clear the Shelters’’ event successful, county officials said


The first Smith County Animal Shelter’s “Clear the Shelters’’ event was a success, said county animal control and shelter coordinator Le’Kisha Stinecipher.

Held on Aug. 18 at the county shelter, located at 322 E. Ferguson in downtown Tyler, joined other shelters around the country to encourage dog adoptions.

Stinecipher, Smith said four dogs were adopted, two dogs were fostered with plans for adoption and five dogs were scheduled to leave the shelter the next day.

She said they also had 20 people volunteer their time to help clean the shelter and care for the dogs. They also received about 20 bags of dog food.

“We were blessed,” Stinecipher said.

The Smith County Animal Shelter is open Monday through Friday and adoptions are free.

For more information, visit:


Special Sections