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APET-SPCA’s mission is to reduce populations of unwanted dogs and cats, and to diligently work toward the goal of reducing animal cruelty, including neglect and abandonment. APET-SPCA provides an animal center for strays and reduces population by spaying and neutering all animals prior to adoptions. Also, we recognize the importance of public outreach programs and education to foster a public sentiment of responsible pet ownership. APET-SPCA also seeks to expand its SPCA-type shelter in our area to provide refuge and adoption options for a multitude of homeless dogs and cats. Our mission will be ongoing as we strive to broaden our area of impact.

2020 GOALS

* Increase number of animals saved and rehomed in Wood County.

* Gain a partnership to promote and offer low-cost spay and neuter to the community.

* Conduct educational programs/projects and speak to various area organizations.

* Obtain grants, raise funds, and increase donations to continue our work of keeping animals in a safe and healthy environment.

Please volunteer, donate, and/or get involved. Join us in our mission to succeed!


Founded in September 2003, APET-SPCA is a duly certified 501© (3) non-profit Texas corporation that has relied on private funding to operate the animal care center.  APET-SPCA serves all of Wood County, but is located in Mineola, Texas.

Wood County has one of the highest rates of abandoned dogs and cats in Texas. Currently, there is a need to shelter these animals until they can be rehabilitated and placed into loving homes through adoption, or be transferred to a partner rescue or shelter.

We at APET-SPCA, believe that through neutering not only the abandoned animals, but also privately owned animals, the number of unwanted/abandoned animals in the area is greatly reduced. To meet the demand and reduce cost, APET-SPCA will continue to search for grants, give presentations to various groups, and hold fundraising events.

APET-SPCA provides awareness to East Texas of the ongoing problem of animal overpopulation. Local government funds from Wood County commissioners, and the cities of Hawkins, Mineola, Winnsboro and Yantis support APET-SPCA’s low-cost animal health programs and animal shelter.  All other funds come in the form of donations from national foundations, grants, local organizations, citizens and animal lovers.