pets + people

together in Southeast Texas.

how you can help

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Approximately 2,000 animals found their way to HSSET in 2020. That’s 2,000 reasons to help!


Are you looking for a lifelong friend? Browse through our available pets—you just might find your new BFF!


Have you ever considered opening your heart and home to animals in need of a little help? Learn how you can become a Foster Parent and start making a difference in the lives of homeless pets today!


HSSET relies on the generosity of our donors to fund our programs. Programs that provide food, shelter, veterinary care, basic training & enrichment to all of the dogs and cats in our shelter and foster homes. Donate today!


One of the greatest gifts you can give is your time, learn how to become apart of our Volunteer Program today!

mission of love

HSSET has helped over 2,000 animals find their forever homes in 2020. With your help we will save even more in 2020!

Dogs saved in 2020


Cats saved in 2020


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Exciting news – we just got a kitty camera for some of our kitties in the cat room! BIG thank you to our generous manager for providing this. We will be changing the location of the camera every day to spotlight all of our awesome felines! The camera will be disconnected in the mornings from roughly 8 AM to 11 AM to allow our cat room techs to clean. Other than that, we will always be on. Click the button down below to check them out! 🙂 We hope you enjoy!


adopt a pet

When you adopt you become a hero not only to the animal you adopt but to the one who takes its place in our program.

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surrender an animal

Whether you have found a cat or dog or need assistance rehoming your own pet we will do our best to help.

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In Loving Memory of Walter Umphrey

It is with heavy hearts that we learn of the passing of our friend and supporter, Mr. Walter Umphrey.

With the longtime generosity and kindness of Walter and Sheila Umphrey, HSSET has been able to rescue thousands of homeless pets in Southeast Texas and start to build our new no-kill shelter to serve our community.

Mr. Umphrey was a true friend to the animals. Our most sincere prayers and condolences go out to the Umphrey family.

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