IT'S ABOUT THEIR LIVES
It’s estimated that there are hundreds of thousands of homeless dogs and cats wandering the streets of Houston. In addition to the suffering homeless animals endure, the costs to our community are staggering. In some neighborhoods, children are afraid to go outside or to walk to school because they fear being attacked by a stray dog. Many of the elderly are also fearful and are prisoners in their own homes.
Our mission is to end homelessness and suffering of companion animals and elevate their status in society. We envision a world where companion animals do not suffer and are valued by society.
THE PROBLEM IS SOLVABLE.
AND YOU CAN HELP.
Through funding from individuals, corporate sponsors and with the cooperation of local governments, we believe the problem of animal homelessness is solvable. Through our Partnerships, Research, Events and Grants, we are already helping tens of thousands of homeless pets avoid being killed every year by placing them in new, loving homes. With your help, we can increase awareness of the problem, encourage our elected officials to get more involved, and most of all, raise the funds needed to protect the animals and solve the problem.
WE CAN, AND MUST,
Only 10% of animals received in U.S. shelters are spayed or neutered. Each year, approximately 2.7 million dogs and cats are euthanized because shelters are overcrowded, and there are not enough adopters, fosters and rescues.
Houston PetSet is fortunate that Girl Scout Haley Benefield selected animal welfare as the focus of her Gold Award. She met with members of the Houston PetSet team to learn about the region’s overpopulation issue and how transport is one tool to help homeless animals by finding them loving homes in areas of the country where there are shortages of adoptable pets. Her informative video helps to educate viewers about transport, and hopefully, will inspire them to get involved in supporting local animal welfare efforts. Learn more and how you can get involved by watching her video.
If you’ve witnessed an act of animal cruelty or neglect, contact the Harris County Animal Cruelty Taskforce at 832.927.PAWS or at 927paws.org. The Taskforce was formed with the primary goal of streamlining the process of where and how animal cruelty can be reported in the Greater Houston Area.
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