Location: Houston, Texas
Founded in 1924, the Houston SPCA is the first and largest animal protection organization and shelter in the greater Houston metropolitan area. Now serving over 30,000 animals annually, the 38,000 SF facility that opened in 1994 offers features that have made it one of the largest and leading animal shelters in the country.
Several additions and renovations have been made since the facility was first built to keep up with the organization's evolving programs. As a leader in investigations into animal cruelty for southeast Texas, the Houston SPCA often houses much more than dogs and cats. Barns, bird aviaries, pigsties and even large cages for lions, tigers and bears are found on their campus. The nationally televised Animal Planet has featured many of these animal rescues destined for a new home and shelter provided by the Houston SPCA.
2009-2012 Winner of Distinction Award, BBB Awards for Excellence
2006 National Shelter of the Year Award, ASPCA