SAVING LIVES THROUGH TRANSPARENCY
Harris County Pets serves the residents and pets of unincorporated Harris County. We are an open intake municipal animal shelter that is required to accept every animal that comes through our doors regardless of breed, temperament, health conditions and circumstances. On average, we receive from the community 40-60 animals per day and average over 16,000 - 20,000 per year.
Since 2012, we have steadily increased our live release rate. Our staff works diligently to provide a positive outcome (adoption, rescue, transport, return to owner) for all of the pets in our facility. By sharing our animal statistics, we are able to visually demonstrate the impact our lifesaving programs and services have on the animals in our care.
For 2020, our live release rate was 98.8%