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Houston Humane Society

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Veterinary Services

Mission: The Houston Humane Society is dedicated to, and working towards, ending cruelty, abuse and the overpopulation of animals while providing the highest quality of life to those in our care. We receive no federal, state, or local government funding and rely solely on donations, program services, and special events. HHS is committed to creating awareness of animal welfare throughout the Houston community by providing numerous programs for Houston area residents and their pets, including pet adoptions, humane education, R.A.I.D.E.R. cruelty investigations, and Houston's best high volume, low cost spay/neuter and wellness clinic.

Direct beneficiaries per year: nearly 50,000 animals

Programs: The Houston Humane Society is dedicated to, and working towards, ending cruelty, abuse and the overpopulation of animals while providing the highest quality of life to those in our care. We receive no federal, state, or local government funding and rely solely on donations, program services, and special events. HHS is committed to creating awareness of animal welfare throughout the Houston community by providing numerous programs for Houston area residents and their pets, including pet adoptions, humane education, R.A.I.D.E.R. cruelty investigations, and Houston's best high volume, low cost spay/neuter and wellness clinic.

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5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3 Matt98

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Actually I'm posting on here because I don't believe this place is actually a nonprofit place. Ever go there? They don't have incredible low prices although I'm sure they do a lot of free spading but still. It would be interesting to see the amount of money it takes in and what actually gets report3d etc...Could it actually be making some rich? Does anyone actually audit these places? Do the doctors actually volunteer there time for free? Does it have a paid board of directors?

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houstonhumanesociety 01/31/2016

Hi Matt, In regards to our pricing, we strive to provide high quality care at the lowest possible pricing. In addition, we offer special events (some even free) throughout the year like our Fix Felix for FREE event, our Hurricane Prep event, etc. In regards to auditing, our organization gets audited every year by an outside company. We are completely transparent and provide our financial information on both Charity Navigator and GuideStar for the general public to see just where every single dollar goes. We do pay our veterinary staff (like most if not all clinics regardless of nonprofit status) of 3 doctors as well as multiple vet techs, support staff, etc. Our Board of Directors is not paid, they are all volunteers. I hope this helps clear up some of your questions.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I thought this organization is a heaven place for temporary animal shelter, but, in reality, this is a killing place for drop-off animals. I dropped off a very healthy cat on 10-20-2014 at Houston Humane Society (after paid $35 and give my cat 10 cans of cat food) due to moving from a house into an apartment. On 10-22-2014, I found an adopter with big house. My friend came on 10-22-2014, the Spanish guy working at this organization informed us that he had euthanized or killed my healthy cat on 10-21-2014.

This Spanish guy working at this organization also told us that Humane Society will euthanize any animal older than 10 years old. Don't understand why this organization didn't post his statement in their website. If I knew this problem, I would never turn my cat into this killing organization.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My wife and I have been looking for a second dog as a companion pet. The staff at Houston Humane Society helped me find another breed that play well together. Both our dogs are the best of friends to themselves and us. Thank you Houston Humane Society!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am currently disabled and have pets that I have in my care. I felt at a loss when I became disabled and could not get shots etc. for my dogs. I found the Houston Humane Society and they were a big help. I was not the only one there and as I spoke to many of the other clients. I was told over and over that they would not have been able to keep their pets well and current in their vaccinations. All of my dogs are rescue dogs and I am glad that there are places like the Houston Humane Society available for people to find a forever home for an unwanted animal.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

There are many worthy organizations that help animals. Sadly, sometimes the organizations aren't well run or aren't very effective in accomplishing their goals. The Houston Humane Society is constantly working to raise awareness, stay in touch with the public, raise funds, and put the funds raised to good use. They have a great facility, they offer wonderful care to the animals and they are very helpful to members of the public seeking to find a new pet. I feel comfortable in knowing that any money or effort I donate is going to be used well and is going to help animals directly. Not just in helping and finding homes for them, but in helping raise awareness in the public, which I think will result in a culture that cares about the well-being of animals.