S.A.V.E Rescue Coalition was formed to help local animal rescue groups in the Houston Metro area work more effectively together for the purpose of reducing the homeless pet problem through Spay/Neuter, Adoption, Volunteering and Education. Our mission has expanded to provide rescue for at risk dogs and cats in the area with a network of hard working volunteers and fosters. We also provide an active TNR program for Feral Cats and a Community Outreach Spay/Neuter program for owned animals of lower income individuals. In Sept. 2020 we launched a twice monthly FREE spay/neuter clinic for low income residents of Galveston County.
Rescue Groups are the heart and soul of animal welfare. They save animals from local “high kill shelters”, rescue stray animals off the streets, and take animals from concerned citizens who need help with animals they have found.
They provide veterinary care, food, and safe, caring homes for these forgotten animals in a very cost effective way. This level of care is often not possible for the underfunded, overworked and overcrowded Houston Shelters.
S.A.V.E RESCUE is manned by volunteers who juggle their own family, work and friends to make a difference for Houston’s homeless pets. While we save over 95% of all animals taken into our care we receive no taxpayer funds and depend entirely on donations. 100% of all funds received go to the benefit of the animals. No officer or volunteer receives any compensation.
S.A.V.E. acts as an independent Rescue. We take in many at risk animals that need medical care and other special attention including many animals that are out of time and are at immediate risk of being euthanized. We are the rescue of “last resort” for many animals.
In 2020 S.A.V.E. had 1100 animals enter our program, 531 dogs and 569 cats. Of those animals most were adopted, some returned to their owners, and others were transferred to our rescue partners in other areas of the country. 28 animals died in our care or were euthanized for terminal illness or as a result of complications from illness. Our live release rate for 2020 was 97.6%. Since inception as a rescue in November of 2012, over 6818 animals have been taken in by S.A.V.E. Rescue as of 06/21/2021. In addition, we have funded spay/neuters for over 611 dogs and cats belonging to low income/low information pet owner. Our TNR Program has altered over 660 community cats.
In 2020, S.A.V.E. Rescue partnered with SNIP of Texas, to purchase $20,000.00 of veterinary hospital equipment. We provide FREE spay neuter services in low income areas of Galveston County where there are few low cost spay/neuter alternatives. Our program, Galveston County EMPTY SHELTER PROJECT, had its first event in Sept 2020, and has vaccinated, microchipped and altered 1009 animals for FREE for lower income Galveston county residents. We have funded this program in its entirety from donations and grants to SAVE RESCUE
Inspired to help….There are MANY ways to help:
- Fostering allows us to Rescue more animals,
- Volunteering allows us to hold more Adoption Events, care for more Animals and Find more Homes
- Donating helps us fund Events, Medical Treatment and Care for our Adoptables.
To contact us:
Please fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible! Please give us at least 24 hours to respond as we are an all volunteer organization. If you have found an animal that is in immediate need of veterinary care, please take to a local veterinary clinic or to your local animal shelter.