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Noah's Ark Animal Shelter

Noah’s Ark is a non-profit animal shelter in Gainesville, Texas. Noah’s Ark was established by private citizens and the city of Gainesville to help deal with the unwanted pet problem in the area. Prior to Noah’s Ark, the city animal control building was a dilapidated metal building in the city transfer station or dump. The animals brought there were given the 72-hour holding period and then euthanized. Very few animals ever left the transfer station.

Today, adoptable animals are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, treated for internal and external parasites, tested for Feline Leukemia or Heartworm and microchipped before adoption.

The shelter on Weaver street houses 120 animals. Dogs have play yards that they are turned out in twice daily and are walked by volunteers. The cats have an exercise area that is packed with “kitty jungle gyms” for play or hiding and are brushed and cared for daily by staff and volunteers. All animals are temperament tested to make sure that they are placed in homes most suitable to their personalities.

Noah’s Ark is a proud contradiction. We are an unlimited intake shelter for all of Cooke County and Gainesville Animal Control, but through adoptions and rescue/shelter transfers, every adoptable animal is given a chance.

Noah’s Ark is a haven for the lost, abandoned and abused animals of North Texas. This wonderful organization could not exist without the charity of the local veterinary clinics that spay and neuter the shelter animals and care for the sick and injured.

You can help by volunteering, donating, fostering, adopting and making sure your pets are spayed or neutered.

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Keep The Ark Afloat! Our Pets Thank You!


Noah’s Ark could not exist without the charity of the North Texas citizens whose funds keep the animals fed and healthy. Noah’s Ark’s annual budget is $225,000 and takes in approximately 2,800 animals a year.

All donations go directly to the care of the animals. Donations keep the Ark afloat. Donations give the animals a second chance and hope for a loving home.