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

The Houston SPCA, founded in 1924, is Houston’s first and largest animal protection organization and shelter.  Our mission is to promote commitment to and respect for all animals and free them from suffering, abuse and exploitation.

We are a private, nonprofit charity, 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 to continue our work.

Our programs and services include:

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

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).

The Houston SPCA is open for adoptions Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


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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