We All Have Something to Give 

By: Julie Kuenstle

The Houston SPCA has served the community for nearly 100 years as the leading animal rescue and protection organization in the gulf coast region with the ability to care for every animal species, including companion animals, small pets, equine and farm animals, native wildlife and exotics, all on one campus.  The private, nonprofit organization is not affiliated with any other SPCA, national, regional or local animal welfare organization. It relies solely on donations from animal lovers, foundations, and businesses who support their lifesaving work.  The Houston SPCA became well known for its exhaustive work against animal cruelty around the world after the long-running series on Animal Planet’s TV series Animal Cops: Houston, which continues to air in syndication across Europe. 

We all have something to give.  

Monthly Impact A monthly gift  would make an impact to their lifesaving work, including emergency response like rescue transports during hurricanes and other natural disasters, fueling a fleet of vehicles for 12 animal cruelty investigators, or keeping the region’s only 24-hour injured animal ambulance in our community to answer the more than 7,000 calls for help each year.  

Time:Houston SPCA Foster Family program provides volunteer fosters with all the supplies and allows you to help animals on your schedule.  There are also opportunities to help on campus such as walking dogs, caring for felines in the Kitty Lodge, feeding orphaned squirrels, or giving a homeless pet a second chance in life through adoption

Corporate Volunteer Days 

There are many opportunities to collaborate with Houston SPCA and the Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas that can help build employee engagement, team building and brand reputation while supporting the animals at the Houston SPCA as well as their mission to protect the lives of animals in our community and alleviating their suffering and abuse. Email donorsupport@houstonspca.org for additional information. 

Run for A Reason

As an official participating charity for the Chevron Houston Marathon, we can help you meet your fitness goals while supporting homeless animals in the care of the Houston SPCA.  Join a team or give to be a Houston SPCA Hero.  Even if you don’t like to run, they’ve got you covered: Make a gift on their charity page to help them reach their fundraising goal without having to break a sweat.  Visit HoustonSPCA.org/events. 

Amazon: The animal protection and rescue organization has an Amazon Wish List that can be found at HoustonSPCA.org and they include items like grocery gift cards to buy fresh fruits and vegetables for injured wildlife, paper towels, and leashes.