About Us

We’re here for animals of every description and species, dedicated to their safety, welfare and happiness.

Who we are, what we do

For nearly 100 years the Houston SPCA has been Houston’s first and largest animal protection agency in the Gulf Coast region, providing more than a dozen vital services and programs for our community. Our mission is to promote commitment to and respect for all animals and free them from suffering, abuse and exploitation.

We are a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is not affiliated with any other SPCA. We receive no government funding or assistance from other animal organizations, relying solely on donations from businesses, grants and animal lovers like you to continue our work.

Our comprehensive list of programs and services includes:

Sheltering and Admissions
24-hour injured animal rescue ambulance
Animal Cruelty investigations
Found animals
Programs for kids
Educational programs
Community outreach 
Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine partnership
The Wildlife Center of Texas
Disaster Relief

See our Annual Report.

Contact information

Houston SPCA

900 Portway Drive

Houston, Texas 77024

Phone 713-869-SPCA (7722)

FAX 713-869-5857

To reach the 24-hour injured animal rescue ambulance, call 713-869-SPCA (7722) seven days a week between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. After hours and holidays, please call 713-880-HELP (4357).

Current Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
Adoptions & Distribution Center: 11am - 7pm
Admissions: 9am - 5pm

Saturday - Sunday
Adoptions & Distribution Center: 10am - 6pm
Admissions: 9am - 5pm


Founded in 1924, we are Houston's first and largest animal protection organization and shelter.

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Hours and Location

We are centrally located in Houston and open seven days a week with convenient evening and weekend hours.

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Contact Us

You can reach us by phone, fax or email.

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All the answers to your questions in one place.

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Want to work for the Houston SPCA? See all our available jobs right here.

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Public Documents

See our IRS 990, audit, list of key staff and privacy policy.

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Support the Houston SPCA

Intervening on behalf of nearly 50,000 animals in need each year is an expensive endeavor, and your generous donation today will help further our mission. Donating to the Houston SPCA is an investment in your community because your entire donation is used locally to benefit the animals of our area.

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Thank you to our sponsors and donors.

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