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Who is Central Texas SPCA?

The Central Texas SPCA was the first no-kill shelter in Williamson County when it opened in 1988. We are a private, independent organization relying solely on private donations, grants, adoption fees and fundraisers to save hundreds of homeless pets annually. Throughout our 33 years, we’ve never wavered from our commitment to provide quality, compassionate care to homeless dogs and cats for however long they need us. Our primary sources of animal intake are small, rural shelters in the Central Texas area where animals are at risk of euthanasia due to high intake numbers and low adoptions.  

We led the way in our area many years ago in the movement to provide home-like spaces for the animals. The cats have large condos with cat towers, climbing shelves, room to run and a space for human visitors to sit down. Most condos have natural light from windows to the shelter grounds. The dogs we rescue enjoy large outdoor play runs on our two-acre property. Runs have shade and splash pools during hot weather. All are large enough for volunteers to enter for a game of tug or fetch. Dogs are off-leash most of the day and often are paired with other dogs for exercise and companionship.  During the night and on inclement weather days, they are in their size appropriate crates inside and are walked on our tree-shaded grounds multiple times a day. 

Every animal is spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped before adoption. We also provide age-appropriate vaccines, species-specific testing, heartworm prevention and any special veterinary care needed through our local vet partners. Because of our 1:1 care, we know each animal’s personality and needs, which allows us to make matches that align with our Forever Family goal. All adopters are carefully screened to ensure the greatest likelihood of success with each adoption. Since 1988, we’ve rescued and found loving homes for more than 7000 dogs and cats.

New facility: 3D Artist’s Rendering

New facility: 3D Artist’s Rendering

What We Need

Our current facility is three separate manufactured homes that were donated to us and assembled into one structure back in 1996. They are past their prime, inefficient as it relates to energy usage, and difficult to keep clean to our standards. We’ve experienced electrical issues, major plumbing issues, structural issues, termites and more over the years. In order to provide an environment that is safe and comfortable for the pets, staff and visitors, as well as easy to disinfect and clean for the health and well-being of the animals we rescue, we desperately need a new facility. Additionally, we need more space so we can save more pets each year and give the long-term stay animals a comparable environment in terms of comfort and mental stimulation.

Help Us Build a Better Shelter


Naming rights to new shelter facility


Naming rights to community room



Naming rights to dog housing area



Naming rights to cat housing area



Naming rights to reception/lobby area



Dedicated signage on suite, outdoor run or meet & greet yard


Pergola for shelter garden


Wall of Honor/Memory (large etching)


Tree Planted


Wall of Honor/Memory (small etching)


Water Feature




Dedication Paver
(8” x 8”)


Dedication Brick
(4” x 4”)

Any Amount

Capital Campaign Donation





$2 Million

The shelter that is existing now—I’m just totally blown away by how resourceful everybody has been to make the most out of the space that is there. That said—it’s not enough space. The capital campaign for building a larger campus is extremely important, to not only have a better space for the animals and the people working there, but to extend services and reach in the community. 

Amy Juried

One of the things that I love about the shelter is that it feels like home. While our animals don’t live in a home, unless in foster care, they get the kind of personalized attention you can’t get in a larger shelter. It’s nice to be involved with a group that really is there for the animals for however long it takes. 

David Kline

“We have known and worked with the Central Texas SPCA for over a decade. Their commitment to always do the ‘right thing’ for the animals at the shelter is beyond reproach—which would be wonderful in itself—but in addition to the shelter animals, they reach out into the community to be a resource for cats and dogs in need. When their census allows, they offer their assistance where they can, saving even more lives. So many cats and dogs have realized their best lives with the second chance given to them by the CTSPCA.”

Roy B. Smith, DVM retired and Sheila Lindley Smith

Founder, Shadow Cats

Our Stories

Dr. Wendy Walden

Patty & Jeff Otto

Chikage Windler

“When you volunteer or donate here, you’re making a big impact.”
— Lori Rohre

“One visit to their facility and you will understand why it is so different from any other shelter.”
—Pat Dames

The expansion of this facility will allow even more animals in need to receive the help they so deserve.”
—Tom Barber

My current dog, Molly, was adopted from here at age 15 months—she’s now 13 years old and going strong. I love this place!”
—Mary Jane Saathoff

Since 2008


Rescued (Dogs & Cats)


Dogs Adopted


Cats Adopted

Other Ways to Make a Difference

There are many ways to help the Central Texas SPCA rescue and care for homeless pets beyond financial contributions.
Here are a few of the ways you can support our life-saving work:

For more information regarding on-site and virtual volunteer opportunities!

For more information on fostering a pet and how to apply!

For a list of supplies we always need and our Amazon wish list!

Cars, trucks, trailers, motorcycles, boats and more!

Include the CTSPCA in your estate plans!

Check out whether your employer participates in
a matching gift program and double your donation!

Contact us to discuss any other ideas or options you have for helping CTSPCA rescue, care for and find loving forever families for homeless dogs and cats in our community. Email