High temperatures are persisting, and heat-related cruelty cases haven't stopped. Keep pets indoors when possible and provide plenty of shelter, food, and water.

Heat Safety for Pets

We have zero tolerance when it comes to animal cruelty in the Houston metro area. Our teams are uniquely equipped to rescue many types of animals from all kinds of abuse and neglect.

If you need help, call 713-869-SPCA

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Your donations support our community programming, including our activities for the next generation of animal supporters.

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Your gift helps an animal in our care right now! Without you we could not do the work we do – so please consider a gift today!

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Disaster Response

The Houston SPCA is the leading nonprofit agency for animal-related rescue, relief, and resources in the region. Our reach is wide, as we are often called to step in when hurricanes, fires and storms ravage the city, state, and region — as close as Houston and as far as the Bahamas.

The Houston SPCA Disaster Response Team stands at the ready to respond to animal-related emergencies and natural disasters.

The Houston SPCA has lent our assistance, equipment and shelter in such emergencies as Hurricanes Harvey, Katrina, Rita and Ike, and even Dorian, which took us to the hardest-hit areas of the Bahamas; the Gulf oil spill of 2010, during which we moved animals from packed Louisiana shelters to the Houston SPCA; and the Tri-County Wildfires of 2011, where our rescue teams went behind the fire lines to rescue pets and farm animals. In the wake of Harvey, for example, we distributed over 120 tons of pet food, crates, bedding, and other supplies to our community; took in more than 2,300 dogs and cats, and 80 horses; and reunited 300 pets with their families.

The Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas is the “go-to” organization when natural or man-made catastrophes impact the environment and wild animals. One of their most active programs is the Oiled Wildlife Response program, which treats animals that have been affected by oil spills and has responded to more than 60 spills to date. They also train oil spill response volunteer teams through hands-on workshops. Members of the Oiled Wildlife Response team are Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) certified and Incident Command System (ICS) trained to provide superior care to oil-contaminated wildlife.

Plan and Prepare

Pet owners need to be prepared for a disaster now, more than ever.

Download your copy of the Hurricane & Severe Weather Guide from the National Weather Service of Houston/Galveston.

View and download our Disaster Preparedness Flyer (available in English and Spanish) to make sure you and your pets are ready if an emergency strikes.

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Your support enables us to save animals — pets, farm animals and wildlife — from disaster. We need your help to continue this lifesaving work.
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