www.HoustonHumane.org HHS has a separate area for large dogs and small dogs, a cat area , chickens on the premises and a pet cemetary. Horses have even graced the property along with ducks.This large facility has taken in Goats on occasion. Recently, they have developed a full service veterinary clinic with low cost spay and neuter surgerys, vaccinations etc.

No animal is refused when brought to this location. This is true with all open-door facilities. I have supported all types of shelters because they all are doing great work, but I will not promote no-kill operations over the open door shelters (because they usually have kennel limitations, size, health or age restrictions.

{The no-kill movement is a great idea, but not a reality.  They may have long waiting lists or be selective with whom they take in. Some no-kills will take their sick and dangerous animals to open door operations for Euthanasia, meanwhile reaping the benefits of the wholesome image of the term “No Kill.” Both types should be working with one another, but it seems like the N.K. is often the one who Toots their own Horn  the loudest, while handling less animals, with more public support! N.K.s will sometimes summon news coverage of large animal rescue operations, but refuse the pet of an elderly person who has to enter a rest home. Theres no news coverage on that issue. They love altruistic Pats on the Back.}

All healthy animals have a chance at adoption at HHS, although space is the biggest factor in a shelters ability to keep animals longer.REALITY CHECK* THE public is responsible for animals in ALL shelters, By: NOT  NEUTERING, NOT ADOPTING AND BY GIVING UP THEIR PETS  IN THE FIRST PLACE. Animals are for life, not until you get tired of them.

The HHS works with rescue groups of certain breeds. Recently, they took in 37 chihuahuas from a puppy mill. Most have been adopted. The remaining 4 will go to a rescue groups for fostering. I have adopted a cat and a dog from this shelter, over 9 yrs ago. My favorite cat, Clinton was once a resident of HHS. Their adoption fee includes spaying and neutering, which is a great value, because the cost of veterinary care is rising and the public is spared these initial expenses.

All shelters need responsible and permanent homes for their animals AND donations of blankets, dog and cat toys and chews, bleach, towels, pet food and cash. Please consider making donations to Shelters and Rescue Groups in lieu of  birthday and seasonal gifts which quickly loose their value. Supporting shelters is the Gift of Life. If you love animals, show it. Kennel space and money is limited in all shelters. Pets need both in order to have an extension on their lives.

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