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LIFELINE OF GALVESTON COUNTY

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Lifeline of Galveston County is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization. Our mission is to end the killing of companion animals in Galveston County by promoting and providing resources, education, and programs that save lives and transform animal welfare in our communities.

THE PROBLEM:
Did you know that in 2019 over 1,500 cats died in shelters just in Galveston County alone? Many of these cats never needed to even go to the shelter. Cats have been living alongside humans since 7500 BC, but we didn't start making them "indoor cats" until the 1940s when cat litter was invented. Hundreds of cats live happily and healthily outdoors across the county in colonies (think apartment complexes, marinas, parks, etc). They are often cared for and fed by good samaritans, but without spay/neuter management, these colonies overbreed and become unmanageable (2 cats quickly turns into 10 cats, etc).
THE SOLUTION: Lifeline of Galveston County uses a well-known technique called TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return), where healthy cats that are living outdoors and being cared for by colony managers are humanely trapped, spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and then returned back to their outdoor home. This allows colonies to remain at manageable numbers, prevents unwanted litters of kittens, and also cuts down on nuisance behaviors like spraying, fighting, and yowling. TNR is also an alternate solution to bringing community cats (outdoor cats) into the shelter where they are often euthanized because of behavior or lack of space.
HOW YOU CAN HELP: We need your help to make the biggest impact! Whether you are interested in learning more about trapping cats, or you can help by making phone calls, we need you! Lifeline of Galveston County is a fairly new organization and we are also looking for volunteers to help fill leadership roles, such as volunteer management, fundraising and more. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please let us know!
VOLUNTEER ROLES:

  • TNR (Help Trap Cats)

  • Return phone calls (English & Spanish)

  • Leadership Roles (Volunteer Management/Fundraising/ETC)

  • Educate the public

  • Transport Assistance to and from Vet Clinics

  • Graphic design + Social Media Posting

  • Housing Cats Overnight before and after surgery

LOCATION: We do not work out of a building. We are a group of volunteers who assist animals in Galveston County and parts of Harris County.

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About LIFELINE OF GALVESTON COUNTY

Location:

PO BOX 974, TEXAS CITY, TX 77592, US

Mission Statement

Lifeline of Galveston County’s mission is to end the killing of companion animals in Galveston County by promoting and providing resources, education, and programs that save lives and transform animal welfare in our communities.

Description

We are a new non-profit organization in Galveston County, Texas. We aim to end the killing of companion animals in the county. We are currently working with community cats that are at high risk of euthanasia in county shelters. We hope to work with neonatal kittens, nursing dog moms and puppies, and at-risk dogs as our organization grows. Join us!

Animals
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

PO BOX 974TEXAS CITY, TX 77592

SKILLS

  • Veterinary
  • Business Planning
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • We ask that volunteers commit to volunteering a minimum of 8 hours a month.

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