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Humane Society Of Southeast Texas

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Humane education and animal adoption are the main functions of the humane society.

Target demographics: The Humane Society of Southeast Texas is dedicated to enriching the lives of pets and people through advocacy, education, and forever homes for our companion animals.

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 1200 animals

Geographic areas served: Southeast Texas

Programs: Animal services

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



Rating: 1

This organization has taken a nose-dive in the last 6 weeks by hiring a manager and vet who are more concerned about wheedling power than caring for the animals. The vet has implemented policies that go against well documented recommendations for rescue vet medicine. One example is by holding healthy animals in in quarantine for extended lengths of time and having a week long wait time to get an animal in for his/her shots. The manager has made herself the approver of all things. One immediate result of this policy has significantly hindered the pound rescue program by virtually eliminating spontaneous rescues, increasing their chances of euthanasia. Any dog that was brought in without her approval is held offline for several weeks for what seems to be nothing more than a lesson to anyone who tries to do anything without her approval. The manager slandered a volunteer who started a rescue and transport program which resulted in the adoption of 23 dogs in less than one week, on the first trip. The manager made getting a cell phone, getting her husband hired and creating alliances by disseminating negativity and discord throughout the organization her first priority. Her next objective was to remove oversite by any working board members and appointed herself executive director, minus the title. The joint efforts of the manager and the vet resulted in HSSET losing two women who had dedicated a combined 35 years with the org and one volunteer who did in 4 days what they could not do in the two years since first considering it. These women are toxic to this organization and much of what they have done is at odds with the mission of any rescue animal shelter. One board member (maybe two) are complete under their spell, and the rest are so far removed that these women will do a lot more damage before they are stopped. I feel badly for the animals. An outside source needs to investigate or consult asap!!

Review from Guidestar



Rating: 5

They found out who was miss using funds and they are no longer their. They need to let the book keeper go also.She missing lots of work and can not get along with anyone. They have going through a few employee already because of her. She things she is miss god.


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

This organization needs a complete restructuring. There are allegations of misuse of funds to the amount of $10,000. The Board of Directors is a group of friends who have no experience in animal welfare, yet run this place like it's their personal playground. They refuse to adopt animals to people if they live in a poor neighborhood.