The CenTex Humane Society is a nonprofit
organization. The humane society runs the
Second Chance Animal Shelter, the only no-kill
shelter in the Central Texas area. The mission
of the society is to care for homeless animals
and find them good homes. Several Central
Texas area veterinarians work with the shelter,
volunteering their time and expertise to
provide medical support to the animals housed
at the shelter.
The shelter charges $75 to adopt a dog or
cat, but included in the fee are shots, health
tests, deworming and a spay or neuter.
The shelter also accepts abandoned and
owner-surrendered animals on a space-available
basis for a surrender fee which varies
according to the spay/neuter and health status
of the animal/s.
Unlike other shelters in the area, Second
Chance does not operate on tax dollars and
depends on donations collected by the CenTex
The CenTex Humane Society is a
nonprofit organization and donations are
Donations can be sent to:
CenTex Humane Society,
5501 Clear Creek Rd., Killeen, TX
Our shelter opened in March, 1998. It is
5,000 square ft and is currently home to over
100 animals. A dedicated staff of full-time
employees and volunteers work seven days a week
caring for the animals by inspecting their
health, keeping them cleaned, fed, watered, and
When dogs & puppies are taken in by our
shelter, they are bathed, dewormed, given DHPPC
and tested for bordatella and heartworms.
They are given a brief wellness exam by our vet
and given a rabies shot. If they are old
enough, they are started on heartworm
preventative and spayed or neutered.
Cats & kittens are fel/fiv tested and if
found negative we give them FVRCP shots. They
are given a brief wellness exam by our vet and
given a rabies shot. If they are old enough,
they are give feleuk and spayed or neutered.
We are a NO KILL shelter. The
animals here are kept until they find
homes. That is why donations mean
so much to our shelter.
Animals in our care are euthanized ONLY if
they are terminally ill, or too aggressive to