The Corinne T. Smith Animal Center was created in Brown County in 1974 and was originally called the Brown County Humane Society. The first shelter was built in 1975 and was located at 3016 Milam Drive. We haven't changed our location, but we changed the name of the shelter in 2006 to honor Corinne T. Smith. She was one of the original organizers of the Humane Society in Brown County and she was the director for almost thirty years. She dedicated her life to the animals and the shelter. We felt that due to all her hard work and dedication, it would be an honor to name the shelter after her memory.
The mission of the Corinne T. Smith Animal Center is dedicated to promoting the welfare, compassionate care and protection of animals, taking all domestic animals brought to us, finding suitable homes for adoptable animals, providing information, raising public awareness of animal issues, and promoting responsible pet ownership.
Our goals are as follows: to provide a compassionate and healthy environment for those in our care; to facilitate responsible adoption by placing animals in permanent, caring homes; to eliminate cruelty to animals through education and advocacy; to reduce pet overpopulation through education and spay/neuter programs; and to provide education and resources that promote responsible pet ownership.
Our core values are as follows: humane treatment of all animals; compassion in every decision and interaction; fiscal responsibility and accountability; honesty and integrity; and recognition of staff and volunteers as a vital resource.