SAVING LIVES THROUGH TRANSPARENCY Harris County is the third most populous county in the nation with an estimated population of 4.4 million. Harris County Animal Shelter serves the residents and pets of unincorporated Harris County and as the municipal shelter; we are 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 18,000 - 22,000 per year.
Since 2012, we have steadily increased our leave alive outcome. We are committed to pet adoption, as well as growing and sustaining our yearly leave alive initiative above 90% by 2020. We are confident this will be reality with your support. 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 and their leave alive outcomes