WELCOME TO HOUSTON PETS ALIVE!
HPA!’s mission is to save the lives of at-risk companion cats and dogs and find them loving homes.
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 with 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 municipal shelters/impound facilities and serve at-risk animals by working alongside our animal welfare partners to reduce euthanasia, pet homelessness, and animal suffering in the Houston area. We empower our community, through education, outreach, and accessible care, to share in our vision of a world where every cat and dog has a loving home.
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.
Melissa Frazier, Board Chair
Laura Funk, Board Member
Varun Garg, Board Member
Laura Goldner, Board Member
Robert Hefner, Board Member
Kimberly Morris, Board Member
Dennice Wilson, Board Member
Advisory Board Members
Alena Jones, Advisory Board Member
Julia Morales Clark, Advisory Board Member
Betsy Riley, Advisory Board Member
Noelle Delgado, Executive Director
Sarah Baker, D.V.M., Associate Veterinarian