Best Friends in Houston
Working together to Save Them All
Best Friends in Houston works collaboratively with city shelters, local animal welfare organizations and passionate individuals to save the lives of pets in shelters in Houston and the surrounding areas. To guide this work and help Houston become a no-kill city for cats and dogs, Best Friends launched the Coalition to Save Houston’s Pets in April of 2018.
Learn more about our Houston coalition partners, and view adoptable pets below:
- A Life to Live
- BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions
- Day of the Dogs
- Friends for Life
- Harris County Animal Shelter
- Houston Pets Alive
- Lola’s Lucky Day
- Rescued Pets Movement
- SNAP: Spay Neuter Assistance Program
- Texas Litter Control
We are happy to answer your questions. Please feel free to contact us at ContactHouston@bestfriends.org.
Get involved to help animals in need
Want to volunteer to help homeless pets? Best Friends in Houston has a variety of volunteer opportunities available, including fostering cats and dogs to help get them ready for adoption, assisting with the Harris County Community Cat Program, and helping in a number of other ways to benefit animals and the people who love them in your community.
For more information about fostering adoptable pets, email HoustonFoster@bestfriends.org.
For more information about other volunteer opportunities and special projects in and around Houston, please email HoustonVolunteer@bestfriends.org.
Harris County Community Cat Program
In partnership with the Veterinary Public Health division of Harris County Public Health, Best Friends in Houston operates the Harris County Community Cat Program, a humane and effective community-based program for reducing the number of free-roaming (stray and feral) cats in the county.
The program provides:
- Assistance with humanely trapping free-roaming cats so that they can be spayed or neutered, vaccinated, ear-tipped and returned to their home area (Ear-tipping is the universal symbol of a spayed or neutered outdoor cat)
- Assistance with resolving cat-related issues, such as spraying, fighting or unwanted litters
If you live in Harris County and are seeing stray cats, please feel free to contact us.
Harris County Community Cat Program
Amazon wish list for the animals
Caring for animals requires many supplies, so please add a few more items to your shopping cart to help Save Them All! Check out the Houston Amazon Wish List and have items shipped directly to us.
About Best Friends Animal Society
Best Friends Animal Society is a leading national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America's shelters. In addition to running lifesaving programs in partnership with more than 2,200 animal welfare groups across the country, Best Friends has regional centers in New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Salt Lake City, and operates the nation's largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals. Founded in 1984, Best Friends is a pioneer in the no-kill movement and has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters nationwide from 17 million per year to about 1.5 million. That means there are still more than 4,100 dogs and cats killed every day in shelters, just because they don’t have safe places to call home. We are determined to get that number to zero by the year 2025. Working collaboratively with shelters, rescue groups, other organizations and you, we will end the killing and Save Them All. For more information, visit bestfriends.org.
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