What Is It?: Houston’s first and largest animal protection organization and shelter, offering a comprehensive array of animal adoption, shelter, rescue, rehabilitation, and other programs.
Help Needed: Volunteers may work directly with animals or in other areas; they must commit to serve for 8 hours a month for 6 months. The shelter also has a wish list of needed items.
Minimum Age to Volunteer: 16
All new volunteers are considered trainees and complete their first 20 hours in one of the four direct animal care areas: large dogs, small dogs, cattery, or small mammals. After serving for 20 hours, volunteers are eligible to apply for additional volunteer opportunities. Further details outlining these opportunities are provided at orientation.
COLLECT NEEDED ITEMS
The Houston SPCA welcomes donations of supplies, including cat litter (non-clumping), dog and cat toys, can openers, Yesterday’s News rabbit litter, newspapers, towels and blankets, paper towels, bleach, and copy paper. A current list of needed items is here.
aniMeals on Wheels Pet Food Drive, 2015
Monica collected donations for the HSPCA for her 10th birthday, 2015
Payton collected donations for the HSPCA for her 12th birthday, 2015
Anthony, Bansari, & dog Emmy dropped off donations for HSPCA, 2016
5th graders from River Oaks Baptist School delivered newspapers and a donation check
9th & 10th grade students at the Shlenker School made blankets and bandannas
At the Neiman Marcus holiday window display
Brownie Troop 25021 donated money from their cookie sales
Friends Kelly & Madeline donated wish list items and raised $400 though a bake sale
Volunteers at a Houston Zoo booth, 2016
Dullles High School Honor Society made pet toys, 2014
Rachel, from the Shlenker School, collected wish list items
Yeager Elementary School donated many wish list items, and $200
Piper raised money at Grace Presbyterian School - and adopted this dog
Friends Morgan & McKenna raised $358 by selling bracelets
Volunteer photographer Milton Gray helps pets find homes, 2016
HSPCA booth in Katy
HSPCA Adoption Center
Dulles High School Honor Society 2015 pet toy donation
Kelly & Madeline raised $351 through their bake sale, 2015
Dulles High School Honor Society wish list basket donations, 2015
Mia collected pet food donations for her 8th birthday, 2015
HSPCA booth at the Houston Marathon Charity Village
Sophia, from the Shlenker School, raised $300 for the HSPCA, 2015
Girl Scouts with cat toys they made as part of their SIlver Award, 2015