Houston Humane Society

Houston, TX   |  http://www.houstonhumane.org/

Mission

The Houston Humane Society is a 501 (c) (3) IRS designated non-profit organization dedicated to, and working towards, ending cruelty, abuse and the over population of animals while providing the highest quality of life to those brought to us for care.. We do not receive any government funding or operational funds from national animal welfare groups. We operate on the generosity of people throughout Southeast Texas, special events, program services and grants to continue our care for almost 50,000 animals each year.

Ruling year info

1960

Executive Director

Mr. Gary Poon

Main address

14700 Almeda Road

Houston, TX 77053 USA

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EIN

74-1340341

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Citizen Participation (W24)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Houston Humane Society aims to address the rampant animal cruelty and reduce animal suffering throughout the Houston area.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Animal Cruelty Unit

In 2002, Houston Humane
Society became the first and only animal shelter in Texas to hire law
enforcement officers as full-time animal cruelty investigators. Today, the
Animal Cruelty Investigations Program continues to identify neglected,
abandoned, abused, and hoarded animals and bring them into the Houston Humane
Society for care, shelter, rehabilitation, and placement into the happy healthy
homes they deserve.

Population(s) Served
Adults

HHS offers reduced-cost animal wellness services and surgeries, Heartworm tests and treatments, $40 spay/neuter services, etc. Open 7 days per week. Spay/neuters require appt. Other services first come.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Pets of all sizes, colors, shapes and ages

Population(s) Served
Adults

We are open intake and receive many heartworm positive dogs. We can treat the HW but it is costly so we have a fund specifically set up to cover all or part of the cost of the treatments.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We are open intake and receive many animals that are not suitable to go up for adoption immediately. Some are too young, too thin, un-social, etc. and need time and care in a private home setting. We are constantly in need of reliable foster homes for our wonderful animals.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Companion Camp is for children ages 7-13 to learn valuable life lessons concerning the welfare of all animals. During a typical day, campers receive humane education, interactive show-and-tell from animal experts, veterinarian lessons and observations, fun games, camp crafts, and tons of hands-on time with shelter animals. We have week-long sessions throughout the summer, with different speakers and topics each week.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The Houston Humane Society Pet Pantry supports Greater Houston residents in caring for their pets by providing pet food and supplies to those well-meaning pet owners needing assistance, especially those falling on difficult financial times.

Population(s) Served
Families
Seniors

Where we work

Accreditations

Charity Navigator 2018

Affiliations & memberships

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 2018

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Houston Humane Society is dedicated to, and working towards, ending cruelty, abuse and the overpopulation of animals while providing the highest quality of life to those in our care.

The Houston Humane Society strives to help more animals by expanding current programs; keep the Animal Wellness Clinic available to the public; increase adoptions; and continue the growth of programs such as our Animals Crimes Unit.
Programs: We provide numerous animal welfare programs for area residents and their pets, including thousands of pet adoptions, humane education, cruelty investigations, and Houston's best low cost/high volume spay/neuter clinic. In the greater Houston community, HHS was the first (and in some examples only) humane organization to: employ law-enforcement officers to investigate animal cruelty, establish a low-cost spay/neuter clinic, alter every adopted animal before it goes home, use tattooing to signify spay/neuter surgery, microchip every adoptable, and cremate rather than use landfills.

Five year impact report study: HHS performed 51,711 low cost, high quality spay/neuter surgeries, administered 83,987 rabies vaccines, and served 178,229 clients at the HHS Animal Wellness Clinic. In addition, we continue to help 50,000 animals yearly through the numerous programs and services offered at the shelter.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Houston Humane Society

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Connie Cooke

Self Employed

Term: 2012 - 2019

Beverly Brannan

Connie Cooke

Novelist

Sherry Ferguson

Dr. Cynthia Rigoni

All Cats Veterninary

Gary Poon

Houston Humane Society Executive Director

Jolie Howard

Ytterberg Deery Knull LLP

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/15/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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