Today through Sunday, all of our adult cats and large dogs are available to adopt for just $10! Don't miss the opportunity to welcome a loving pet into your home in time for the holidays. We know they'll be thankful! See the pets at www.HoustonSPCA.org/adopt.
Find the Papa's Pickup around Houston and share a photo of your sighting using #PapasPickup in your post to be entered for a chance to win this brand new 2018 Ford F-150! You might stumble across it on your way to adopt a new pet...
If you missed last weekend's adoption special, never you worry! We're featuring our large dogs and adult cats for just $10 again this weekend! Visit us Friday, November 17th through Sunday, November 19th and find your new best friend. See the pets at www.HoustonSPCA.org/adopt!
Pets are a lifelong commitment. Usually that means the life of the pet, but in the case of species like the African Spurred Tortoise, that commitment extends far beyond the human lifespan. These amazing creatures can live up to 150 years, so their families have to plan ahead. Chip, an approximately five-year-old tortoise, was brought to the Houston SPCA by his owners after he escaped his enclosure and got run over by a car.
His shell was severely fractured, but fortunately for Chip our veterinary staff has experience working with these big animals! They aligned the fragments and placed orthopedic screws in the shell, held together by wire, so that the shell could heal in the right position. Deputy Chandler, one of the police officers assigned to the Houston SPCA’s cruelty investigations, met the young tortoise and fell in love!
A few weeks prior, the Chandlers had adopted another African Spurred Tortoise from the Houston SPCA, but after the original owner came forward, they graciously returned him to his family. They built an incredible enclosure with all the best amenities and they’ve already taken steps to include Chip in their will so that he has loving care for the rest of his incredibly long life.
The holidays are a perfect time to get involved and give back. We're recruiting volunteers for our amazing Neiman Marcus Holiday Windows of Life adoption event between November 24 and December 22. Visit www.HoustonSPCA.org/get-involved to join our volunteer program today!
Today is the last day for our $10 adoption special, so visit us between 10am and 6pm to find your new best friend! You can view all of our available pets by going to www.HoustonSPCA.org/adopt. #AdoptHoustonSPCA
This weekend, adult cats and large dogs are just $10 to adopt! Visit www.HoustonSPCA.org/adopt to view all of our adorable, adoptable pets who need loving homes. We're open from 10am until 6pm this weekend! #AdoptHoustonSPCA
Today and tomorrow, we will be celebrating the Grand Opening of the PetSmart in Richmond! Visit us between 10am and 2pm- we'll have some real cuties available to adopt! The new store is located at 10181 W. Grand Parkway South, Richmond, TX 77407.
When Granny’s owner had to go into a care facility after being diagnosed with cancer, she was brought to the Houston SPCA so she could find a loving family to take over her care. This quiet, unassuming little dog was about 6 years old and kept getting passed over for younger dogs on the adoption floor. That is, until Jilian came to visit. Jilian, an artist, fell in love with the quirky little dog and was so happy when our staff told her how grateful they were that she picked Granny! She recently sent us an update on how Granny has settled in over the past year. She loves to ride her donkey friend and snuggle under blankets, and she helped Jilian learn more responsibility, like how to stick to a routine. The two spend oodles of time together and have formed a truly wonderful bond.
One of the more difficult tasks faced by the Houston SPCA’s foster families is trying to convince an active dog that they need to rest. Peggy, a nine-month-old social butterfly, was found wandering the street with an injured leg. The Houston SPCA’s veterinary staff first tried to see if a pin might keep the broken bone stable enough to heal, knowing full well that they might wind up needing to amputate eventually. Peggy spent time in a great foster home who tried to keep the energetic dog from further aggravating her fracture.
After a few days it became apparent that Peggy was a better candidate for an amputation since animals recover remarkably fast from their surgery. For a playful dog who wants to move, a quick recovery means the world! And it also means they get into an adoptive home sooner, where they can continue the healing process. Once the Houston SPCA determined she was strong and healthy enough to go home, it only took Peggy two days on the adoption floor to win the heart of Lauren and her family!
Why are our foster volunteers the best? Because they provide the opportunity for our animals to hone their skills while awaiting a forever home! This is J.J., a one-year-old Pointer, demonstrating his excellent new manners with our behavior coordinator!
Thanks to everyone who joined us for our #2017iWalkforAnimals yesterday! The weather was wonderful, the vendors were great and the pups were precious. Together we raised more than $200,000 for Houston's orphaned, neglected and abused animals. Thank you, and we'll see you next year!
It's tomorrow! It's tomorrow! #2017iWalkforAnimals is tomorrow! Join us at Memorial Park in the Picnic Loop starting at 8am for a fun-filled family festival. Bring your pup for a 1K or a 5K, or just stop on by and check out all our great vendors. Learn more at www.iWalkforAnimals.org and register today!
In the animal world, mange is a four-letter word. It is a common ailment found in animals coming through the Houston SPCA, so thankfully we have many foster families with experience treating this pesky mite. Ellie, a one-year-old ‘chiweenie’, was brought into our care during Harvey’s aftermath. She was almost completely hairless and covered in crusty scabs, so she was sent into a foster home as soon as possible to begin the lengthy treatment of baths and medicine.
There are some animals whose stories stick with you well beyond the time they’ve spent in your care. Ophelia, an 8-month-old puppy, was rescued during #Harvey just in the nick of time. She was severely emaciated, covered in oil, and her skin was raw from the Beaumont floodwaters from which she’d been pulled. She was rushed into the care of the Houston SPCA veterinarians and the team from Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine so that we could save her fragile life. We gently cleansed her painful skin in a decontamination chamber and then brought her back to our facility for supportive care.