Kurth animal shelter

Many of the dog kennels are empty at Kurth Memorial Animal Services in Lufkin.

The hallways of the Kurth Memorial Animal Shelter were quieter on Thursday afternoon than they’ve been in a very long time.

In the last three months, efforts by staff and volunteers have resulted in more than 600 animals being picked up by a rescue or adopted out, and this is just the beginning.

Kurth animal shelter

Paula Taylor shows off the empty cat kennels at Kurth Memorial Animal Services in Lufkin.

Kurth animal shelter

Carol Cintula visits a pair of dogs in kennels at Kurth Memorial Animal Services in Lufkin.

Kurth animal shelter

Diane Paulette explains the advantages of transporting animals to rescue services across the United States from Kurth Memorial Animal Services in Lufkin.

Kurth animal shelter

Mementos of successful animal adoptions decorate the walls at Kurth Memorial Animal Services in Lufkin.

Jess Huff’s email address is jess.huff@lufkindailynews.com.