Use this guide for a list of local cat rescues and animal welfare resources, reading lists, cat culture (past and present), and for veterinarian industry-standard information on cat rescue, cat care, and cat behavior.
Friends for Life animal shelter, located in the Houston Heights, is a small rescue and adoption center with staff and volunteers dedicated to compassionate community education on pet ownership, animal rescue, and animal rights.
Friends for Life animal provides free mobile clinic wellness services Houston pets, offers animal behavior and adoption counseling training to active volunteers, and provides a wealth of resources on cat and dog behavior, pet ownership, and pet wellness.
HPA! acts as a "safety net" and pulls cats and dogs on euthanasia lists for Houston's two open intake shelters (BARC and Harris County Animal Shelters). HPA! opened Houston Pets Alive! Thrift, a 100% volunteer-run boutique resale shop in Rice Village. One-hundred percent of proceeds from HPA! Thrift benefit Houston Pets Alive! to help save cats and dogs from euthanasia. Find out more here: https://www.houstonpetsalive.org/thrift/
Homeless & Orphaned Pets Endeavor (HOPE) is a coalition of animal advocates dedicated to ending the homelessness of cats and dogs in the greater Houston area through foster to adoption, feral cat Trap-Neuter-Return, and education.
HOPE is not a shelter, but a small rescue that offers adoptable pets and TNR training and assistance for feral cats. They have a robust foster program and opportunities to volunteer. Check out their website for a comprehensive list of other animal rescue resources.