Programs and Services

Our activities go far beyond animal adoption. We’re the Gulf Coast region’s go-to resource for animal rescue, relief, educational programs and so much more.

A proud history, a dynamic future

Since 1924, the Houston SPCA has served this community as animal advocates of the most serious kind. Today, in addition to finding homes for tens of thousands of animals each year, we’re proud of our many one-of-a-kind offerings, from our 24-hour injured animal rescue ambulance to our exclusive partnership with the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Emergency Services

The Houston SPCA has nine full-time animal cruelty investigators responding to over 7,000 reports of cruelty, abuse and neglect each year. We also have the region’s only 24-hour injured animal rescue ambulance.

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We accept admissions to the Houston SPCA by appointment only, offered seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please call 713-869-7722.

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Found Animals

The Houston SPCA receives stray animals through our injured animal rescue ambulance and the public. We do not provide government-mandated animal control services.

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We are open for adoptions seven days a week with convenient evening and weekend hours. Visit us Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Disaster Services

The Houston SPCA is the lead nonprofit agency for animal-related disaster rescue, relief and resources in the region.

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Programs for kids

The Houston SPCA offers comprehensive opportunities for kids including Critter Camp, scouting programs, tours and birthday parties.

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Community Outreach

Where people are at risk, animals are at risk. Our people programs enhance the human-animal bond and keep families together.

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Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

The Shelter Medicine and Animal Welfare rotation on the Houston SPCA campus is the most comprehensive educational partnership of its kind in the United States.

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Caring for Your Pet

We have the latest news and information on responsible pet ownership, spay/neuter FAQ’s, pet behavior information and more.

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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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