February Charities

K-9 Search and Rescue of Texas

K-9 Search and Rescue of Texas (K-9 SAR TX) is a volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation based in Houston, Texas. K-9 SAR TX, through the use of highly trained and tested handlers and their canine partners, provides assistance to local, state and federal agencies in the search for and the recovery of lost and missing persons. In addition, through community education programs, K-9 SAR TX strives to inform the public on how to avoid becoming lost and what to do if it happens.

www.k9sartx.org

Texas Litter Control

Texas Litter Control is a high quality, low cost spay/neuter/wellness clinic, adoption center, pet food bank, and shelter support program for companion animals and their owners. Our mission is to eliminate the suffering of companion pets by preventing animals entering into shelters in Harris, Montgomery and surrounding counties in Texas by:

a.) educating the public on the importance of spaying/neutering and proper pet healthcare;

b.) providing a low cost solution available to the general public for spay and neuter and basic wellness services;

c.) providing adoption options for fully vetted pets to the public;

d.) providing alternative solutions such as healthcare, food and other basic needs to pet owners considering surrendering a pet to a local shelter, and

e.) mentoring other animal welfare groups to open clinics in other under-serviced areas.

The best way to help our local animal shelters is to prevent and divert as many animals from having to go through the sheltering system as possible. Being able to offer education and resources to the community is the key to ending the homeless pet problem our community faces.

www.texaslittercontrol.org

South Side Street Dogs

The street dogs in Houston's Sunnyside neighborhood are in desperate need of help. They live in deplorable conditions fending off starvation and abuse.

South Side Street Dogs strives to change the attitudes towards animals in the hearts and minds of residents in Sunnyside—working to raise a sense of compassion through education, awareness, and setting an example of humane human to human/human to companion animal coexistence by our presence in the field.

SSSDs aims to change lives through action and awareness—not just enriching the lives of the animals, but also of the residents.

www.southsidestreetdogs.com

Guide Dogs of Texas

Guide Dogs of Texas is the only Guide Dog school in the state of Texas. We provide quality Guide Dogs for Texans who are visually impaired to increase their freedom, mobility, and independence. Guide Dogs of Texas provides a guide dog to a blind or visually impaired Texan for the price of $1. We are able to do this through the support of our volunteers, supporters, and donors.

guidedogsoftexas.org/houston