Organizations in Need
With the recent shelter-at-home orders in place, adoptions will slow at many rescues, temporarily pausing much needed income. If you are able, consider making a financial or in-kind donation to an animal welfare organization of your choice. Houston PetSet’s list of 2019 grantees can be found here.
Pup Squad Animal Rescue
Puppy season is never easy in Greater Houston, but add a pandemic and it makes getting resources that much harder. You can help Pup Squad cares for these delicate lives from the comfort of your couch by purchasing items from the Pup Squad Amazon Wishlist and shipping items directly to the pups in need.
Due to shortages in stores and buying limits, Interfaith Ministries is having trouble getting enough pet food for the 1,300 pets they support each month.
Details: Please donate canned or dry pet food (especially cat food). They will accept deliveries Monday – Friday from 9AM – 4PM at 3202 San Jacinto or you may ship food to them at 3303 Main, Houston, TX 77002.
Golden Retriever Acres Senior Sanctuary (GRASS)
GRASS and its 22 resident senior pups are in need of cleaning supplies such as mop heads, paper towels, and Windex. Because many of the resident dogs take medications, Pill Pockets, cream cheese, and canned aerosol cheese are also needed.
Details: To arrange your donation, please contact GRASS at 832-764-2694.
The Kitten House Rescue
The Kitten House Rescue is in need of food and supplies to assist their adult cats and kittens. Of specific need are Nutro Wholesome Essential chicken and ride indoor adult and kitten; Fancy Feast kitten canned food in chicken or turkey; Friskies or Fancy Feast canned adult turkey or chicken; treats; Tidy Cat scoopable or non clumping litter; bleach, paper towels; laundry soap and dishwasher tabs.
Details: Items may be purchased at a variety of online stores and shipped to 5050 FM 1960 WEST, Suite 103, Houston, TX 77069. To schedule an appointment to drop off supplies, call 832-286-4285. To keep up with The Kitten House’s needs, follow them on Facebook at The Kitten House Rescue Adoption Center.
Fort Bend County Animal Services
Will be moving to essential personnel only on Monday, March 23. They need 100 fosters to help the animals in their car. Per the order of County Judge, KP George, beginning on Monday, March 23rd at 8AM, FBCAS will be operating with essential personnel only and there will be limited access to our facility.
Adopting and Fostering: If you are interested in adopting or fostering a pet and do not want to come to the shelter, they can deliver your chosen pet to you within unincorporated Fort Bend County by contacting them at email@example.com or call us at 281-342-1512 during normal business hours. They will also continue to offer curbside service, again, please let them know if you would like a pet brought out to you.
They are still allowing potential adopters and fosters the opportunity to see the pets in person on a limited basis. However, you will need to call or email them with your expected arrival time and they will meet you in the parking lot and escort you through the shelter from the outside. They will ask that you sanitize your hands at the gate and all paperwork will be done outside of their offices. Please understand that there may be a wait to come in so that they can respect the County’s 10 person gathering rule.
Dispatch Calls: Animal Control Officers will be responding to emergency calls, all other calls will be on a case-by-case basis. Right now, adoptions are down because people are avoiding being in public. They are trying their best to avoid overcrowding. They want to maintain space for the pets that need them therefore they are asking for the public’s help with finding stray animals or wanting to surrender their pets.
Owner Surrenders: They are unable to accept any owner surrendered pets at this time.
Stray Animals: If you find a stray, they will be asking that you to hold them as a “stray in place” foster. This could be around 4-6 weeks. Pets typically stay pretty close to home when they go missing, so fostering them where they are found helps get pets home much more quickly. They will check for a microchip and also take a found report on the pet.
* Please note, this list is not a formal endorsement of the organizations by Houston PetSet.