Considering Adding a Pet to the Family? Now is the Time to Adopt

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Recent weather phenomena, such as Hurricane Harvey, have wreaked havoc on our Texas communities. While the human toll has been extensive and far-reaching, the toll on the animals has been enormous as well. Shelters throughout the state are operating at capacity now, due to the influx of these storm-displaced animals, not to mention their standard intake of animals. If you’ve been on the fence about adopting an animal, now would be the best time to adopt. These shelters are working tirelessly to keep up with the demand of animals in need and your support is needed now more than ever.

Texas Humane Heroes

Frankie TXHH

Photo: Texas Humane Heroes

One such organization working to eliminate pet homelessness is the Texas Humane Heroes (TXHH). TXHH travels across the state rescuing animals from overcrowded municipal shelters. With the devastation of Hurricane Harvey and many animals being evacuated or transferred to safety, several shelters in the area have pleaded for assistance from the organization to create space for more displaced animals. The ASPCA Field Investigations and Response Team reached out to the organization on behalf of Galveston County Animal Resource Center who was affected by the floods. 44 dogs and cats were recently relocated to the TXHH adoption center and are available for adoption. TXHH also assisted Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter to free up kennel space for more transfers from Houston. In addition, they will also be receiving animals from Comanche All Pets Alive who asked for assistance due to their shelter temporarily closing, and Bastrop County Animal Control.  

Now’s the Time to Adopt


Photo: Texas Humane Heroes

“We are preparing to operate at full capacity during the relief efforts of Hurricane Harvey and encourage community members to adopt now,” says Texas Humane Heroes Executive Director, Kristen Huguley. “The sooner these pets find their forever homes, the sooner more can be saved and given that same opportunity.”

Rescuing Pets from Overcrowded Shelters 


Photo: Texas Humane Heroes

Texas Humane Heroes rescues at-risk dogs and cats from overcrowded municipal shelters throughout Texas, some with save rates as low as five percent, providing them with a 100 percent chance at a loving home. TXHH currently serves over 35 counties, with over 70 partner shelters. TXHH operates adoption centers in Central Texas – headquartered in the greater Austin metropolitan area – with a branch in the Fort Hood/Killeen area. To learn more and to see all of the available pets, visit the Texas Humane Heroes website.

(All pets in the above photos are available for adoption)