Join us for "Homes for the Holidays"

Our 33rd annual adoption event hosted by Neiman Marcus starts Nov. 26

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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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Support the Houston SPCA’s lifesaving programs and services by donating today.

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Kids can help save lives, too!

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

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Your Donation Makes a Difference

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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There are so many ways to get involved and volunteer. Let’s find the right spot for you!

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Wildlife Emergency Response

The Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas is the go-to organization for wildlife response whenever disaster strikes the Gulf Coast.

Oiled Wildlife Response and Relief

Our highly trained and experienced personnel are quick to respond to any man-made or natural disasters such as hurricanes and oil-spills. Our new state-of-the-art facility and large volunteer base allow the center to handle a large influx of patients during an emergency or natural disaster. The management team is OSHA-certified, HAZWOPER-trained, TWIC-certified and ICS-trained.

One of our most active programs is the Oiled Wildlife Response program, which treats animals that have been affected by oil spills and trains volunteer teams and industry personnel through hands-on workshops. Teams of state and federally permitted wildlife rehabilitators, federal officials, regulatory agencies and local citizens care for all species of birds, mammals and reptiles (including endangered species) during an oil spill involving wildlife or during other emergencies like hurricanes and wildfires.

The following oil spill response equipment is available:

A 48-foot, custom-built, two-section enclosed top trailer with a 10,000-watt generator, three air conditioning units and a built-in water tank and fueling station to assist with collection, triage, and transport

A 38-foot air-conditioned bus equipped with 24 stainless steel cages and two surgery tables with anesthesia machines that can assist with triage and transport of oiled animals

3,000 crates and kennels, 44 cases of towels, trash bags, and feeding bowls, etc.

Response equipment is stored in 8 “push pact” containers that can be trucked or airlifted anywhere for oiled wildlife response

The Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas is located in Houston and can accommodate well over 1,000 adult shorebirds

The team is prepared to respond to oil spills involving wildlife 24 hours a day and are able to provide the following services:

  • Oiled wildlife assessment
  • Wildlife facility set-up
  • Wildlife protection/retrieval
  • Rehabilitation/wildlife center management
  • Training