We will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2013 (Memorial Day).
Canines, Cats, and Cabernet 2013 was a huge success! It was our best year yet, actually! Thanks to our sponsors, donations from your favorite businesses and local philanthropists, and a very fun auction, we raised $36,000! This year, we had over 300 people attend the fundraiser. Next year, we hope you'll join us again for this fantastic event, which donates 100% of the proceeds to the Corinne T. Smith Animal Center.
Grand Champion Sponsor:
Best in Show Sponsors:
The Breeze 96.9 & NewsTalk 102.3
Brown County Broadcasting Co., KOXE FM & KBWD AM
Best of Breed Sponsors:
The Brownwood Bulletin • Castle's Furniture
Bonnie & Don Dillard • Dr. & Mrs. Allan & Betty Cass
Big Country Ford Lincoln • Joe & Margaret Clayton
Blue Ribbon Sponsors:
Lee Hoffpauir Chevrolet Buick
TexasBank • Mills County State Bank
Landmark Life Insurance Co.
Citizen's National Bank • Wild Bill's Pawn
The Red Wagon • Robert & Sally Porter
Red Ribbon Sponsors:
Dr. Pepper Co. • City of Brownwood
HiWay Auto • Bruner Auto Group
We'd also like to thank our auction donators. Please note that Wagberry, in addition to their donation, is also offering a 20% discount off all of their pet products to our visitors. Visit the Wagberry Website and use promo code W1000.
As of March 1, 2013, our product donators are Dr. Allan and Betty Cass, Dr. David & Peggy Morales, Jeanette Chesser, Buddy and Donna Reynolds, Debra Mathis, Temple Grandin, and:
We can do what we do thanks to people like you!
Leslie Courington, left, is one of our most active volunteers and is such a huge help to us at the shelter and our pets here. She does our wall dispays and works the front counter on Saturdays. Leslie, thank you very much for all the work you put in to help the animals here!
Meet Michael Morales. He's in the red shirt in the picture to the right. Michael turned eight years old, and instead of gifts he asked his party-goers to bring donations for our pets here at the shelter. Michael, we are very happy that you thought about the animals here and wish you a very Happy Birthday! Also pictured here with Michael are (left to right) ChiChi Hill, Michael's brother Jonathon Morales, and Aaron Bass.
Starting July 1, 2012, we have new hours! We are now open Monday thru Thursday from 1pm to 5pm; we are closed on Friday; and we are open Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 4pm. We hope these new weekend hours will allow more people access to our animals and better accomodate your schedule!
A nice couple adopted a shy girl from us, and her dog sent us this holiday update:
"My name is Tessa, and you might remember me as the grumpy, skinny, quiet dog that you found running the streets of Brownwood. But I want to thank all of you for taking care of me until my new owners came to pick me out.
"Jo and Russell have turned me into a happy smiling doggie. I love to run and play. I have even learned to play with toys at my new home. I now live the kind of life that pet dreams of.
Thank you so much for all the work and love you show to your animal visitors because they all deserve to find some good people like I did." We are glad to hear that Tessa is doing so well!
Albert V. writes, "On August 25, 2011, I lost my best friend of 18.5 years by the name of Cassie. I had Cassie since she was four weeks old. I actually found her at a department store in the Dallas area. After her death I did not think that I could have another companion.
"On the morning of November 18th, a friend sent me an article about puppy adoptions that would be taking place at the Williamson County Humane Society in Leander, TX. [Williamson County Humane Society is a no-kill shelter that rescues dogs from unlimited intake shelters like Corinne T. Smith Animal Center. They came several times throughout the winter to rescue our dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens for their big adoption events, like the one where Albert went searching for his new companion--a CTSAC puppy!] The next morning, although very hesitant and not 100% sold about adopting another dog, we made the trip to Leander only to find out that we would be the first in line (fate).
"As the crew started bringing out the puppies, I knew exactly what look and size of dog that would best suit my needs. They kept bringing out puppy after puppy until about the fifth pool, there she was. I knew the moment that I saw her she was the one. I instantly gravitated to her and never lost sight nor did I let go of her. People kept asking if I was going to adopt her because they wanted their time with her. Needless to say they never got their time. I immediately adopted her and brought her to meet her new friend, Miya (my cat). They are inseparable now and can play all day if I let them.
"It will be three weeks this Saturday since adopting her and she has easily become accustomed to her new home, surroundings, and her crate. I am diligently working with her on her training. I forgot what it was like to have a puppy. I thank you for rescuing my little girl!
"Thanks a million,
"Sadie’s Dad, Albert V."
Happy tails like this really make our jobs that much more rewarding.
We have received many happy updates and great pictures of our cats and dogs. Click here to see some more, or visit us on facebook.
Do you have a Happy Tail about an animal you adopted from CTSAC? Please send us a letter or an e-mail, preferably with a picture, and you and your pet might get featured on the site!