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Friends of League City Animal Shelter aka League City Pets Alive

We are a NO KILL animal shelter. That means we treat animals other shelters would euthanize. We treat most dogs for heart worms and keep all dogs on prevention while in our care. We do not have funds for all animals to see a veterinarian. We diagnosis and treat the most common issues like diarrhea, upper respiratory, conjunctivitis, ringworm, etc. We have successfully treated parvo, and pan leukopenia. We have an incredible team of staff, volunteers and fosters that treat the animals for medical conditions. We need a higher level of skill to improve out treatment of our animals. We will be moving into our NEW SHELTER which will give us a new medical treatment room and more isolation space. If you are a Vet Tech and want to give back to the community, or if you are a Vet Tech in training and want to practice and hone your skills, we can use your knowledge and skills to further ours. We are hoping to document the success of having a Vet Tech so we can get the City to put a salary in a future budget.

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About Friends of League City Animal Shelter aka League City Pets Alive

Location:

PO BOX 57069, WEBSTER, TX 77598, US

Mission Statement

Friends of League City Animal Shelter aka League City Pets Alive is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Our purpose is to stop the senseless killing of companion animals and maintain the "NO KILL" status of League City. We acquire donations or raise funds for the purchase of services and supplies not covered by the City budget. Funds are used for veterinary care, medical supplies. food, related animal supplies, shelter supplies, and volunteer expenses.

Description

In 2013 we set a goal to become NO KILL. We achieved that goal completely in 2017. A shelter is considered "no kill" at 90% live release rate. We didn't stop there. Our volunteers and staff work tirelessly and we achieved 96% live release in 2018 . Committing to be "no kill" means providing treatment for animals that most shelters would kill rather than spend funds to treat. Our community has a generous giving spirit and we are blessed with donations that allow us to save animals with curable diseases or conditions. In 2017 we hired "Dogs Playing for Life" , professional trainers to train our volunteers. Play groups require 50 specially trained volunteers. In 2018 we began treating the most at "risk dogs with heart worms". We have cats showing and being adopted at FIVE area pet supply stores. This increased our live release of cats from 92% in 2018 to 97% for the first quarter of 2019. The Cat Condo program requires 70 volunteer shifts per week.

"No Kill" isn't about warehousing animals. We currently have more animals in foster care than in the shelter. This requires more than 20,000 foster care volunteer hours a year.
We have a new animal shelter under construction which will give us more space to engage the community at the shelter and develop more life saving programs.

Animals
Children & Youth
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

League City AreaLeague City, TX 77573

(29.4948,-95.0911)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Veterinary
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Totally Flexible Would prefer a schedule so we could prepare to present our issues and gather our team together to learn, but not necessary. Could be ad hoc, we call when we have an issue and you come.
  • Willingness to learn and work with Shelter Medicine methods and protocols. We use protocols from Austin Pets Alive, Maddies Fund, and others resources. Understand our limited resources and inability to treat everything without fundraising.

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