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Houston SPCA Programs and Services Update

Adoptions are by appointment only from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, seven days a week. Visit our Adoption Page for more information.

Cruelty investigations, our 24-hour injured animal rescue ambulance, and the Wildlife Center of Texas continue to operate as usual. To report cruelty, file an online report here: Online Animal Cruelty Report or call (713) 869-7722. To report an injured stray, please call (713) 880-HELP (4357). For more information on our Wildlife Center of Texas, visit


The Houston SPCA is now offering tele-adoptions or virtual adoptions between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm!  Please do not call to make an appointment. Adoptions are being done by phone only. Please do not come to the Houston SPCA campus for your appointment time. Click here to schedule an appointment. Adoptions are being booked one week out, new appointments for the week are opened on Wednesday evening. Please check back frequently for appointment openings. If you know which animal you would like to adopt or would like to take advantage of an adoption promotion and there are no available appointments, please fill out an inquiry form HERE, and someone will get back with you as soon as possible. Tele adoptions are by phone; please do not come to campus for your appointment.


The Rehoming Center and other non-emergency programs and services are temporarily suspended.

Cruelty Investigations

If you believe animal cruelty is taking place in the Houston metro area, please complete the Online Animal Cruelty Report or call 713-869-7722. Please do not report cruelty or injured animals by email or on social media. We primarily investigate cases of animal cruelty in the Houston metro area, including Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Waller, and San Jacinto counties.

24-Hour Injured Animal Rescue Ambulance

The Houston SPCA is the only agency in the Gulf Coast region providing an injured animal rescue ambulance service 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Call (713) 880-HELP (4357) to report injured strays.


During this time of great uncertainty around COVID-19, we will still be working to help the animals we all love. The health and well-being of our staff, volunteers, community, and animals in our care is always our priority. And, our animal services and programs continue in our community and on campus, but we will change some of our operations as they relate to the public because we know it’s the right thing to do. Because of this concern, we are only utilizing current volunteers. All foster volunteer orientations are temporarily suspended.

Wildlife Center of Texas

The Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas is one of the largest wildlife rehabilitation centers in the nation. This unique facility cares for over 10,000 wild animals representing more than 380 different species in any given year. They are open to accepting injured, orphaned or ill native wildlife seven days a week from 10 am to 3 pm. Visit for more information.


We continue rescuing animals from cruelty and abuse and danger and distress during this difficult time and desperately need financial contributions. Thank you for stepping up again today to be the one who helps save local animals in need. To donate, please click here.

What’s Your Pet Plan?

We strongly encourage you to gather any members of your household and walk through the following steps to ensure your animals will be well cared for in the event of an emergency. Learn more now!

Wish List

We will continue to accept donated goods from our wish list through Amazon.


All on-campus activities are temporarily suspended because of COVID-19.

Raising Orphaned Kittens

Kitten season is here. Do you know what to do when you find a litter of kittens? Before COVID-19, you relied on us to bring these babies into our care and give them a second chance at life. Times are different now, and many organizations, including the Houston SPCA, are limiting intake because of the pandemic. We are asking you to help us save this year’s kittens! See our step-by-step guide to raising kittens from newborns to almost ready for adoption and learn how to get your FREE kitten starter kit.


Our Call Center is open from 8 am – 5:30 pm seven days a week to answer any questions you might have. Please call (713) 869-7722 or visit our contact page.