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LCHA Interested in adopting one of the pets shown here? Contact the Lamar County Humane Association. Call 903-784-6774. Share the love, save a life, adopt a pet today!

Our furry family members are not immune to the toxicity of second-hand smoke either!



Dogs are two times more likely to develop cancerous tumors when living with a smoker – the most common forms relate to second-hand smoke including cancer of the nasal passage and lungs.
Cats can swallow smoke and soot while grooming themselves. The risk of developing feline lymphoma cancer is also two and a half times more likely for cats living with smokers.
Birds cannot filter the air that they breathe in, causing smoke to become trapped which blackens their lungs and can lead to pneumonia and secondary infections.

Think of your animals before you light a cigarette, and remember that you have a choice but they do not.

Did you know?


Did you know… that nearly half of all animals entering shelters across America are euthanized each year?  That is a conservative figure based on current records.

Most of us believe that pet overpopulation means there aren’t enough homes for all the shelter animals.  But in fact,  there are more than enough homes.  There are just not enough people are willing or choosing to adopt from a shelter!  According the the American Humane Association, Seventeen million Americans acquire a new pet each year, and that is more than DOUBLE the number of shelter animals! Sadly, only 3.5 million people (about 20 percent) choose to adopt their new pet. The rest choose to buy their pets from breeders, or they choose other cheap/free sources such as friends, neighbors or Internet ads.

Did you know… The Lamar County Humane Association will be at Petco today with dozens of beautiful animals available for adoption?  Some of these animals reside at the City of Paris Animal Shelter, while others have been taken into foster homes.

Did you know… the the City of Paris Animal Shelter has Saturday hours?

310 Clement Rd. (West of Red River Valley Fairgrounds) Paris, TX 75460 Ph: (903) 784-6860

What you can do to combat pet overpopulation:

  1. Always spay and neuter your pets.
  2. Always adopt your pets from a legitimate shelter or nonprofit rescue group.
  3. Consider all the responsibilities and consequences of pet ownership before deciding to get a pet and always make a lifetime commitment to your pet.
  4. Educate your children, friends, family members and co-workers about pet overpopulation, adoption and the importance of spaying and neutering.

You can help stop generations of suffering. Have your female pet spayed and your male pet neutered. Don’t allow them to breed and add to the pet overpopulation problem.


Pet Adoption

doriThe Lamar County Humane Association will be at Petco Saturday afternoons between 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. with a wide range of dogs and cats available for adoption.

Most of these precious animals reside at the City of Paris Animal Shelter, while others have been placed in loving foster homes until they can find their forever home.

If you have been considering adding a dog or cat to your family, there is no better time to come see all of the wonderful animals waiting on YOU to save their lives!

City of Paris Animal Shelter Donations

City of Paris Animal Shelter Donations

boudreauxThe Lamar Veterinary Clinic is accepting donations for the Animal Shelter for Christmas! They will continue to take them until noon on Saturday. Their wish list includes puppy food, kitty food, cat litter, treats, toys, blankets and towels, collars and leashes etc. They appreciate any donation large or small!
If you would rather make a monetary donation, it should be mailed to:
Lamar County Humane Association
P.O. Box 8
Paris, Tx 75461.
There will also be an adopt-a-thon this Saturday at Petco! Plenty of babies waiting on a forever home!

Lamar County Humane Association Pet Adoption Event Today at Petco!

This Dalmatian is one of many shelter animals that will be available for adoption TODAY at the Paris Petco.  She’s about one year old; very gentle and quiet. Her time is up, and the shelter is full. The shelter employees have been trying to bring her out of her shell.  For the first time yesterday she sat up and wagged her tail when they talked to her. They sat in the kennel with her and before long she was nearly up in their lap. This little angel just wants someone to love her. She is scared, but so very gentle and sweet. The Animal Control Officer that caught her said she’d been on her own for a while. She has captured their heart and we are begging someone to save her.  She will be forever grateful and loyal.  Please come by Petco today to see her and all of the other beautiful animals waiting for a home.