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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: The mission of the Houston SPCA is to promote commitment to and respect for all animals and to free them from suffering, abuse and exploitation.

Programs:

The Houston SPCA is committed to all animals and provides services to thousands of animals a year, including dogs and cats; small mammals, such as guinea pigs, hamsters and rabbits; birds; farm animals, like horses, cows, goats, pigs and others; and native wildlife through our affiliate Wildlife Rehab and Education organization. We are the only shelter in the Greater Gulf Coast area with the ability to provide humane, temporary shelter to big cats like lions and tigers and other exotic animals like primates and bears.

 

Our shelter has the capacity to hold dogs, cats, birds and small mammals without overcrowding them or keeping them in discomfort. All animals in the shelter receive care and socialization by our staff and volunteers, and dogs are taken on daily walks outside, so that they do not spend all day in their kennels. Hundreds of orphaned, sick or injured animals receive temporary shelter, love, and care in volunteer foster homes before placement. The Houston SPCA also fosters healthy adoptable animals, instead of euthanizing them, when space is needed for incoming dogs, cats, and small mammals. 

 

All animals adopted from the Houston SPCA are spayed or neutered prior to placement in their new homes. We do not let any animal leave our shelter without first taking this step. Not only is spaying and neutering the cornerstone to reducing pet overpopulation, but it also helps to prevent health problems and behavioral issues, such as aggression. Animals that are sterilized live longer, more fulfilled lives, and will not contribute to the pet overpopulation problem that leads to the deaths of millions of animals each year. 

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted my pets from this group. Good service and great mission. I also donate to them. The shelter is very clean. I am impressed with all they do for the community.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My family adopted our dog from the Houston SPCA three years ago. She is adorable and the best dog ever. She was healthy and the adoption benefits we received were fantastic. We highly recommend the Houston SPCA and now support their efforts through a monthly donation.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My wife and I recently adopted our new friend, Sadie, from the Houston SPCA. She is a 6 yr old chocolate lab, who has brought us nothing but joy. We made several trips to the shelter and visited with numerous dogs. Each time the facility was exceptionally clean and the staff and volunteers were courteous and helpful. On one visit, we got to watch a dog we were interested in, participate in a supervised play group. It was obvious to us that the animals are well cared for. I would highly recommend the Houston SPCA to anyone looking to open their home to an animal in need.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

I really love small mammals and was able to adopt "Fluffy" from the Houston SPCA last July. She has been a wonderful addition to our family and the adoption process was really easy to go through. All you do is find the animal you like, interact with them with the help of volunteers or staff, and then if you want to add them to your family you take their information to the front desk. The front desk staff are really nice and help you with the adoption paperwork. Then you can take your new pet home! No waiting!

I have also seen their updates on animals who have been abused and can say that they really do a great job of rehabilitating animals who have been in really tough situations. They always find a really good home for the animals that need it most.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have volunteered as a foster parent, I've adopted and I'm a donor - all because I'm committed to the mission of this organization and the good people who work there to achieve it. The staff are committed to excellent client service, the kennels are clean, the volunteers are happy and the organization is fiscally responsible with my donations. Their ambulance team has responded so many times when I've called - no matter what time of day or night and their cruelty investigators are always helping people and pets. I highly recommend!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have occasionally found newborn possum and squirrels that were seemingly abandoned by their mothers. The Houston SPCA wildlife center always takes them in and nurtures them. Houston is fortunate to have such a facility.