Phone: (936) 327-7722

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Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions. If you don't see your question answered, please click the "Contact" tab and give us a call or email. 

Q: Is the SPCA of Polk County affiliated with any other SPCA organizations?

A: No, the SPCA of Polk County is an independent, privately-funded organization, and recieves no federal assistance

Q: Can you spay/neuter my pet, or offer veterinary services?

A: No, the SPCA is an adoption agency and does not have a vet on staff. However, Dehart Vet Services visits the SPCA twice a month, offering affordable spay/neuter procedures. You can check out at their website,

Q: I found a stray, can I bring it to you?

A: We do take strays as long as we have the room and the resources. At the very least, we encourage people to bring in strays so that we can scan them for microchips. Please call the office at (936) 327-7722 to see if we have space.

Q: I have a cat/dog I cannot keep. Can you guys take it?

A: We do accept Owner Surrenders if we have the space and the resources, and as long as the animal is not aggressive or seriously ill. Please call the office at (936) 327-7722 to see if we have space. 

Q: How much does it cost to adopt a cat or dog?

A: Adoption fees vary based off of how long the animal has been at the shelter (the longer a dog or cat has been with us, the less its fee is), but you can use the following guidelines as an estimate:

  • Cats:
    • Kittens--$60
    • Cats--$40
  • Dogs:
    • Small Breed Dogs/Puppies--$125
    • Medium/Large Breed Puppies--$75
    • Large/Medium Dogs--$50
    • Seniors and Heartworm Positive Dogs--$50

Q: What does the adoption fee cover?

A: The adoption fee covers a round of shots, de-worming and flea treatments, the rabies vaccination, a microchip, and the spay/neuter surgery. If the animal is too young or hasn't been at the shelter long enough to see a vet, it will come with a voucher that covers those procedures.

Q: Do I have to fix my new pet?

A: Most definitely. The SPCA of Polk County is dedicated to combatting overpopulation. Failure to spay/neuter a shelter pet is a punishable crime.

Q: Do you guys take Pit Bulls?

A: We do not take Pit Bulls.

Q: Do you guys need volunteers? Can I serve my community service hours here?

A: Most definitely. We could always use people to socialize, exercise, and care for the animals. Community service workers and regular volunteers are always appreciated. 

SPCA of Polk County

802 S. Houston (S. Hwy 146)
P.O. Box 1403 (Mailing)
Livingston TX 77351 

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