Harris County Veterinary Public Health works in close partnership with the community to create a safe and healthy environment for people and animals.
We accomplish our mission through bite case investigations, disease surveillance, animal law enforcement, stray animal control, education, rabies vaccination, policy development and registration of dogs and cats within unincorporated Harris County.
VPH is committed to providing humane, compassionate, quality care to animals in our facility. We attempt to return lost pets to their owners and strive to place as many of our unclaimed shelter animals as possible into new "forever homes" through our adoption program, the help of our rescue partners and transfers to other animal sheltering agencies.
For those animals that need a little extra "TLC" or veterinary care before they are suitable for adoption, we have a robust animal fostering team made up of dedicated staff and volunteers.