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12 Reasons to Join Team Houston SPCA at the 12 Bars of Charity Event on December 14th from 2pm - 6pm!

12 Bars of Charity is coming to Houston! The event is a friendly competition between (8) local charities. The charities are split up into "teams" and all assigned a "team color".

Here are 12 reasons to sign up for 12 Bars of Charity Holiday Pub Crawl:

1. It’s only $30+tax & supports animals at the same time!

2. Cool Swag – An Exclusive Team Houston SPCA sweatshirt

3. Perfect Holiday Party – no decorating or cleaning involved!

4. Holiday Pub Crawl in Midtown.  You need another reason?

5. FREE shuttle will safely take you & your friends around and around and….

6 – 12.  HALF ($15) from each ticket sold benefits the lifesaving mission of the Houston SPCA!

12 Bars of Charity is a great opportunity to get friends, family, or co-workers together around the holidays for a super fun pub crawl that gives back to our community. Join Team Houston SPCA today by signing up HERE and you can enjoy:

•  A Houston SPCA Team sweatshirt (super comfy, trust us!)
•  $15 donation to support our lifesaving mission
•  FREE shuttle rides
•  Drink specials
•  FREE admission

Not a creature was stirring? No way! Join us as we deck the paws at our 2nd annual HOWLiday pajama party! Join us on December 14 for an afternoon full of interactive festivities and adoptable animals.

Here is what you can expect:

•  Read to our Adoptable Pets
•  Build Your Own Gingerbread House
•  Fun Games
•  Photo Booth
•  Papa John's Houston Pizza

Click to Register. *Registration is $39, space is limited for children 1-5 grade*

You Can Now Purchase a Houston SPCA 2020 Photo Calendar Here!

Purchase your Houston SPCA 2020 Pet Photo Calendar and you'll be supporting the Houston SPCA's mission in giving thousands of orphaned, abused, and neglected animals a second chance of life! Just in time for holiday gift-giving, the new 2020 calendars will showcase the top 12 winners from this year’s annual pet photo contest. Purchase a calendar for you and your animal-lovin' friends here.

Click for printable version.

Hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, floods and hazardous or toxic material spills are just a few of the disasters we face living along the Texas Gulf Coast. Preparing your pet for a disaster today might save his or her life tomorrow.

ID: Ensure your pet is microchipped with your updated contact information, along with a collar and tag.

Vaccinations: All pets should be current on their shots. Keep a copy of the vaccination records along with other veterinary documents sealed in a plastic bag.

Sleeping quarters: Keep your pets’ beds away from windows or shelving to protect them from shattering glass or falling objects.

Crates: Every pet should have a crate or kennel. Be sure to familiarize your pets with their crates before a disaster strikes.

Check your yard: Make sure all fencing is secure and all holes and potential escape routes are blocked.

Plan ahead: Identify boarding facilities, veterinarians, pet-friendly lodging, and friends/relatives now who may temporarily house your pets.

Use this checklist as a guide for building your own Pet Preparedness Kit for your pet(s).
- Molded plastic carrier
- Copy of rabies and vaccination records in a sealed plastic bag
- Pet first aid book and kit
- Two-week supply of pet food
- Bottled water
- One-month supply of your pet’s regular medications
- Non-spill food and water bowls
- Extra collars and leashes
- Plastic bags (for scooping poop)
- Cat litter pan and litter
- Sheets and blankets
- Manual can opener
- Newspaper/Puppy Pads
- Disinfectants and paper towels
- Grooming supplies


The Houston SPCA is one of the leading animal protection and rescue organizations in the country, serving the region’s most comprehensive, highly qualified care and services to more than 45,000 animals in need including companion animals, small pets, horses and farm animals, native wildlife and exotics. The annual Gala serves as one of their largest fundraisers of the year. We are so grateful to our Gala Chairs Zane and Buddy Carruth; Gala Co-chairs Brittany and Adam Clark; and all of our generous supporters!

Houston SPCA Awarded Purple Heart Honor

The Houston SPCA just became the first animal rescue and protection organization in the U.S. to receive a Purple Heart Honor. The best part: Houston SPCA rescue dogs, once abandoned & unwanted, are now highly-trained, medical service dogs for Houston veterans with PTSD. 


Grand Opening!

We are so grateful for our generous donors who made this new campus for all animals possible! Here is an inside peek into our Grand Opening as we celebrated our new campus officially opening! #CampusForAllAnimals


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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