F.A.Q. Animal Surrendering
Why do you charge a fee for intakes?
Intake fees help us cover the cost of veterinary treatment and routine daily care we provide each and every pet. While their adoption fees cover the larger portion of this, the intake helps tide us over between their admittance and adoption. While we would love to accept animals for free, please understand the services we provide are costly. We ask only for what is absolutely necessary for us to continue our work.
We are a private shelter funded only through donations. We do not receive any government funding.
The Humane Society of Southeast Texas receives funding only from the local community (and, rarely, the national community). In other words, we are funded solely through private donations. As such, we gain the benefit of being able to set our own regulations concerning what animals we take. This privilege has allowed us to loyally serve Southeast Texas since 1962. If you would like to turn your animal over to a city or government organization, we suggest your local Animal Control Facility.
My/A Feral cat/dog just had a litter I can’t take care of! Can you take them in?
Litter season is tough for everyone–we understand that all too well. The care that newborn kittens require can be overwhelming, especially for those with little experience. It is also overwhelming to the shelter’s limited resources and as such we must rely on our foster program to care for newborn kittens and puppies. It is difficult to say if there will be available space when the time comes, but we will do our best to help with the resources we have available.