I needed to open a non-profit, no kill animal shelter for all breeds of dogs and cats. Animal House Shelter was established in June of 2002.
She was and always will be my source of inspiration for Animal House Shelter, Inc. She inspired our organization to carry out our mission to save from euthanasia homeless dogs and cats from pounds and animal control facilities.
As the original and largest no-kill animal care and adoption center in North Texas, Operation Kindness is the place Where Happiness Begins. In 41 years we have saved nearly 90,000 cats and dogs. We care for approximately 300 cats and dogs on a day-to-day basis, with another 150 in foster homes. In the past 12 months over 4,566 homeless cats and dogs received medical care, clean shelter, nutritious food and playtime in a natural setting until they were adopted into new forever homes.
Animal Shelters & Rescues for Pet Adoption - Petfinder
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The "Featured Pets" listing is updated on a weekly basis so please check back regularly for new additions and adoption success stories! This listing represents only a small group of our animals housed at the Prince William County Animal Shelter. Please visit the shelter in person to be sure you meet every one of the animals available for adoptable. The Prince William County Animal Shelter tracks our animals by reference numbers (example: SAR #123). Please provide this reference number (note: listed as the I.D. on Petfinder) when inquiring about a particular animal. Are you considering adopting a cat or kitten? Depending on your age and lifestyle, you may be better off adopting an adult cat rather than a kitten. If you are elderly, work long hours, or have young children, an adult cat may be the best match for your home. If you plan to leave a kitten home alone while you're working, the kitten may become lonely and destructive. An adult cat is usually much calmer and less likely to get into trouble than a kitten. If you lead a very busy lifestyle, consider adopting two cats to keep each other company. Young children move quickly and like to hug pets. As a result, children may accidentally hurt a small kitten or cause a kitten to bite or scratch if it's scared. An adult cat, on the other hand, is more likely to tolerate children and less likely to be injured. Senior citizens are often unprepared for a kitten's energy level and most experts recommend a calm adult or older cat for an elderly household.The Prince William County Animal Shelter works very hard to find homes for the animals under its care as quickly as possible. Animals are brought into the shelter at an alarming rate and a sudden influx of animals may fill the shelter beyond capacity. All stray animals taken into the Prince William County Animal Shelter have a minimum 5-day period of grace, after which Virginia State law dictates the animal may be euthanized as a means of disposition (those with collars or some sort of identification receive a 10 day waiting period). Surrendered animals (those animals signed over to the shelter by an owner) are evaluated immediately for adoption. If the animal does not pass the behavioral evaluation or has major health issues it could be euthanized. Sadly, not all animals brought to the shelter find homes. Please adopt from the shelter -- it saves lives! The Prince William SPCA is assisting the Prince William County Animal Shelter to place adoptable shelter animals on Petfinder. The PWSPCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation established to benefit the animals of the greater Prince William County, Virginia, area. This all-volunteer organization is dedicated to protecting domestic animals from cruelty, neglect, and abandonment, and stopping the unnecessary overpopulation of companion animals. PWSPCA's goal is to end the euthanasia of adoptable cats and dogs in Prince William County by promoting and supporting programs involving mutually beneficial relations between people and companion animals. In working with the Prince William County Animal Shelter to place adoptable shelter animals on Petfinder, the PWSPCA hopes to make the greater Prince William region a better place for precious companion animals. For additional information on the PWSPCA, including volunteer opportunities, visit the PWSPCA website at Potential Adopters: