WELCOME TO HOUSTON PETS ALIVE!
HPA!’s mission is to save dogs and cats at risk of euthanasia and find them loving homes, while preventing unwanted animals.
HPA!’s vision is a world where every dog and cat has a forever home.
Where is the need?
There are 1.2 million stray animals and two open-intake shelters in Houston. We work BARC and Harris County Animal Shelters, as well as other smaller municipal shelters and pounds, to increase live outcomes.
What do we do?
We’re not your average rescue. We act as a safety net for our municipal shelters, to save the animals who have no other options. Every day we receive a list of animals who are at risk of euthanasia. We save as many animals as we can, so long as we have the foster manpower for it. We know that saving lives is a community effort, and we’re committed to saving the lives that others won’t. We are committed to developing programs alongside our local shelters, and together, we will work to save even more lives.
Who is Houston Pets Alive?
Houston Pets Alive! is a 501(c)3 organization (EIN 46-5455638) founded by Andrea Birkelbach in 2014. We are comprised of animal loving volunteers and staff who never stop working to save the next life.
Dennice Wilson, Board Chair
Betsy Riley, Board Treasurer
Melissa Ann Frazier, Board Secretary
Laura Goldner, Board Member
Gyongyver Menesi-Bondar, Board Member
Julia Morales, Board Member
Kimberly Morris, Board Member
Elizabeth Ruiz, Board Member
Sharon Cosimano, Executive Director
Dr. Amanda Hanna, Licensed Veterinarian