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Advocate for pets in Houston

The animals in Houston are counting on you to help create and maintain a safe, fair and humane place for them. You can do that by becoming one of the local advocates working to make sustainable changes that save lives. 

Here’s a look at what advocates like you in Houston and the surrounding areas are doing for your community’s dogs and cats.

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Creating change for cats in Pasadena, Texas

Pasadena residents are helping cats in their community while also keeping their community safe with trap-neuter-vaccinate-return (TNVR).

Through TNVR, community cats (stray or free-roaming cats) are trapped, evaluated by veterinarians, vaccinated, spayed or neutered, ear-tipped and returned to their outdoor homes, unable to have kittens.

You can help keep cats safe in Houston when you support this method for managing the cats living in Pasadena, Texas.

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Supporting community cats in Baytown

Trap-neuter-vaccinate-return (TNVR) programs humanely reduce the population of stray cats over time and reduce the number of cats entering shelters.

We are asking the Baytown City Council and Mayor Capetillo to continue this important and successful programming in Baytown.

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Ending breed-restrictive insurance practices in Texas

Currently, responsible owners of particular breeds or mixes of dogs are charged extra insurance premiums, are denied insurance coverage or may have their policy canceled by their insurance company.

These decisions are based on what breed the dog appears to be, not the dog’s behavior. The practice of using breed as a predictor of risk is unsupported by reliable data.

We’re working to issue regulations to stop breed restrictions by insurance companies operating in Texas. Consumers should not have to be underinsured or uninsured because of their dog’s breed, or be forced to give up their dogs to have affordable renters or homeowners insurance.