Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
The mission of the Central Texas SPCA is to rescue neglected, unwanted and homeless dogs and cats; nurture them and provide them shelter until united with a forever family through our adoption program. We strive to reduce animal overpopulation, preve... Read more
The mission of the Central Texas SPCA is to rescue neglected, unwanted and homeless dogs and cats; nurture them and provide them shelter until united with a forever family through our adoption program. We strive to reduce animal overpopulation, prevent cruelty to animals, and teach responsible pet ownership through an outreach of humane education and a network of resources.
The Central Texas SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is a non-euthanasia (no kill), limited intake animal shelter opened in 1988. We provide shelter, food, medical care, and adoption services for homeless and abandoned dogs and cats. These services are funded solely by private donations and adoption fees.
The cats and dogs that come to the Central Texas SPCA are the most loved and cared for shelter animals in the world. The volunteers treat the animals and each other with love and respect. Over the past 5 1/2 years I've adopted 2 cats and 1 dog from the CTSPCA and I've developed several wonderful friendships with people I've met while volunteering at this no-kill shelter. Our goal is to find loving forever homes for all of our pets and to do that, we need volunteers of all types and donations of all sizes. There are so many opportunities available...anything from donating supplies to helping out at adoption days to visiting the dogs and cats at the shelter. We also have annual events that we need volunteers for, our largest being Barktoberfest which is held in the Fall of every year. Come check us out...you'll be glad you did and so will our kitties and puppies!
The CTSPCA is a small shelter with very nice living spaces for the dogs and cats. The staff and volunteers get to know each animal very well and those animals are treated like family pets. This is especially important since it's a no-kill shelter and some of the pets stay for a long time. I've been volunteering there since 2001 and I love it.
The shelter only has employees who care for the animals plus the director who runs the entire shelter. All other "work" such as fundraising, marketing, special events, etc. are done by the volunteer board members and other volunteers on committees. These people are very dedicated to the well-being of the animals.
The CTSPCA is a great place to share your time and talents to benefit homeless pets. It's also a great place for groups (youth, church, work, etc) to do projects together--one-time or recurring.