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 followed by a Community Cat Program, foster programs for dogs and cats, local adoption programs and an out of state transport program.
Read on to find out more about how you can get involved locally to Save Them All, and click the button to your right if you're looking to take home your new best friend!
Amazon wish list for the animals
Looking to give back this holiday season? 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. Wet kitten food, kitten litter, dry kitten food, adult pate cat food, dog food, nylon dog collars/leashes and dog crates in various sizes are Houston's biggest needs.
Come out to meet adoptable pets and find out more about the Best Friends mission to end the killing of shelter pets. Click below to view our calendar.
Transport program volunteer opportunities
Best Friends Animal Society in Houston works collaboratively with Harris County Animal Shelter and other shelters across Texas to save the lives of homeless pets by transporting them to rescue groups up north to increase their chances for adoption. Sign up today to be a driver, a short-term foster or assist with the care and enrichment of these pets before they get on the road to their forever home! Questions on how you can make a difference – email firstname.lastname@example.org today!
Lifesaving is a team effort! Learn more about our Houston coalition partners:
- A Life to Live
- Animal Justice League
- BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions
- Day of the Dogs
- Friends for Life
- Harris County Animal Shelter
- Houston Homeless Pet Project
- Houston Pets Alive
- Lola’s Lucky Day
- Mercy Pet Clinic
- Rescued Pets Movement
- SNAP: Spay Neuter Assistance Program
- Special Pals
- Texas Litter Control
- Wags to Whiskers of Texas
- Westbury CARE
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 other volunteer opportunities and special projects in and around Houston, please email HoustonVolunteer@bestfriends.org.
For more information about fostering adoptable pets, email HoustonFoster@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
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