CITIZENS FOR ANIMAL PROTECTION (CAP)
What Is It?: A private, non-profit organization that provides shelter, adoption, foster care, rescue, and other services, as well as humane education and community outreach programs to encourage love and respect for animals.
Help Needed: Help care for shelter animals, assist visitors, help at the clinic, represent CAP at festivals or other events, help at the Pet Supply Shop, and more.
Minimum Age to Volunteer: 14. Youth age 14-15 must have a parent or legal guardian attend training and volunteer side-by-side with them at all times. When volunteering, one parent may supervise only one child at a time. Youth age 16-18 may volunteer without parental supervision, but a parent or legal guardian must sign a legal release.
VOLUNTEER AT SHELTER OR CLINIC
Volunteers can help “calm anxious dogs and cats when they first arrive at our shelter, guide families as they look for new pets, foster animals needing special care, wait on customers in our Happy Tails Pet Supply Shop or eBay Store, help in the low cost vaccination and wellness clinic, help in our in-house spay/neuter clinic, and help with special events,” among other tasks.
MAKE ITEMS FOR SHELTER ANIMALS
Make and donate no-sew fleece pet beds, cat toys (catnip balls, sock toys, twirler toss), dog toys (fleece ropes), kitty forts, bandanas, or adoption congratulation cards. Instructions are here.
DONATE NEEDED ITEMS
Items that are always needed include dry kitten and puppy food, canned kitten and puppy food (with no red dye additive), newspaper (no inserts or shiny pages please), Kong dog toys, bath towels (new or used), and dish detergent.
CAP’s complete wish list is here.
Volunteer Sai, 2015
Hines Communications Department, 2013
Texas A&M Students building doghouses to donate for auction, 2016
Katy High School Future Farmers of America donation, 2016
Generous donation by E. Beall in memory of a friend, 2015
Alpha Charity League fundraiser benefiting CAP, 2016
Kong donations from the Hight Family, 2015
Another group of AIG volunteers (2014)
Newspaper donation from Sugar Land Animal Services, 2013
Andrew Donald's Eagle project, Troop 424 Katy, 2013. Doghouses were auctioned to support CAP.
BP Young Professionals volunteers, 2017
Information Booth, 2014
Audrey, 10, donated her cat-sitting money to CAP's Feral Cat Assistance Program, 2015
Cesar Millan working with CAP dogs as part of a Cristo Rey school fundraiser, 2014
Donation from Patsy's Pet Market in Katy, 2016
The Chilson family created a neighborhood donation stand and raised $80 for CAP.
Cat on volunteer, 2014
Classroom donation of pet food, 2014
CAP front desk, 2014
Eagle Scout Project, 2016
Face painting booth, 2014
National Charity League parade entry featuring CAP, 2017
Pet food donation, 2014
A Girl Scout troop from Frostwood Elementary visited and brought donations, 2015
Granite Properties held a donation drive for CAP, 2013
Kissing Booth, Reliant Dog Show, 2013
CAP summer program, 2016
Sophia brought donuts for CAP volunteers and staff, 2016
Lambda Delta Psi volunteers from University of Houston, 2015
Miss Teen Texas Kelly Cleland helped at an event in 2014
Nancy, a CAP friend, donated 4 Adopt Me vests, 2015
Natural Dawg Cuisine food donation, 2016
Puppy food donation, 2016
Pedro the puppy, 2013
Stellan and Sophia raised money for CAP through a lemonade stand.
CAP summer program, 2015
Annunciation Orthodox School students making pet beds for CAP, 2014
Volunteer bake sale, 2016
Taking photos for website, 2014
Grace donated many pet toys, 2016
Puppy Bowl at Discovery Green, 2017
Volunteer Davis, 2016
Volunteer bake sale, 2015