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Homeless Pet Placement League


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Homeless Pet Placement League
P. O. Box 273027, Houston, Texas 77277
(713) 862-7387
The Homeless Pet Placement League (HPPL) is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that provides for the rehabiliation and adoption of stray and abandoned dogs and cats. The HPPL does not operate a shelter; animals are cared for in the homes of those who rescue them. The rescuer serves as the foster parent until the animal is adopted into a permanent home. This cooperative effort between HPPL and the foster home helps animals that would not fit the criteria allowing them to be placed for adoption at an animal shelter; these include animals with skin problems such as mange or ringworm, heartworm positive dogs, and injured or seriously malnourished strays.

Do you need to find a loving home for your pet?

No-kill shelters do wonderful work, but as a result, are often inundated with pet surrenders. In the unfortunate scenario that you have to find a new home for your pet, please read through the rehoming solution and articles on this page before contacting the shelter.

Feral Cat TNR Program
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High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter
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Rescue Groups
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Foster Care
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Comprehensive Adoption Programs
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Pet Retention
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Medical and Behavior Programs
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Public Relations/Community Involvement
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Volunteers
4
Proactive Redemptions
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A Compassionate Director
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1. Feral Cat TNR Program

Many communities are embracing Trap, Neuter, Release programs (TNR) to improve animal welfare, reduce death rates, and meet obligations to public welfare.


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2. High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter

Low cost, high volume spay/neuter will quickly lead to fewer animals entering the shelter system, allowing more resources to be allocated toward saving lives.


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3. Rescue Groups

An adoption or transfer to a rescue group frees up scarce cage and kennel space, reduces expenses for feeding, cleaning, killing, and improves a community's rate of lifesaving. In an environment of millions of dogs and cats killed in shelters annually, rare is the circumstance in which a rescue group should be denied an animal.


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4. Foster Care

Volunteer foster care is crucial to No Kill. Without it, saving lives is compromised. It is a low cost, and often no cost, way of increasing a shelter's capacity, improving public relations, increasing a shelter's public image, rehabilitating sick and injured or behaviorally challenged animals, and saving lives.


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5. Comprehensive Adoption Programs

Adoptions are vital to an agency's lifesaving mission. The quantity and quality of shelter adoptions is in shelter management's hands, making lifesaving a direct function of shelter policies and practice. In fact, studies show people get their animals from shelters only 20% of the time. If shelters better promoted their animals and had adoption programs responsive to the needs of the community, including public access hours for working people, offsite adoptions, adoption incentives, and effective marketing, they could increase the number of homes available and replace killing with adoptions. Contrary to conventional wisdom, shelters can adopt their way out of killing.


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6. Pet Retention

While some of the reasons animals are surrendered to shelters are unavoidable, others can be prevented-but only if shelters are willing to work with people to help them solve their problems. Saving animals requires communities to develop innovative strategies for keeping people and their companion animals together. And the more a community sees its shelters as a place to turn for advice and assistance, the easier this job will be.


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7. Medical and Behavior Programs

In order to meet its commitment to a lifesaving guarantee for all savable animals, shelters need to keep animals happy and healthy and keep animals moving through the system. To do this, shelters must put in place comprehensive vaccination, handling, cleaning, socialization, and care policies before animals get sick and rehabilitative efforts for those who come in sick, injured, unweaned, or traumatized.


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8. Public Relations/Community Involvement

Increasing adoptions, maximizing donations, recruiting volunteers and partnering with community agencies comes down to one thing: increasing the shelter's exposure. And that means consistent marketing and public relations. Public relations and marketing are the foundation of all a shelter's activities and their success. To do all these things well, the shelter must be in the public eye.


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9. Volunteers

Volunteers are a dedicated "army of compassion" and the backbone of a successful No Kill effort. There is never enough staff, never enough dollars to hire more staff, and always more needs than paid human resources. That is where volunteers come in and make the difference between success and failure and, for the animals, life and death.


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10. Proactive Redemptions

One of the most overlooked areas for reducing killing in animal control shelters are lost animal reclaims. Sadly, besides having pet owners fill out a lost pet report, very little effort is made in this area of shelter operations. This is unfortunate because doing so-primarily shifting from passive to a more proactive approach-has proven to have a significant impact on lifesaving and allow shelters to return a large percentage of lost animals to their families.


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11. A Compassionate Director

The final element of the No Kill equation is the most important of all, without which all other elements are thwarted-a hard working, compassionate animal control or shelter director not content to regurgitate tired cliches or hide behind the myth of "too many animals, not enough homes." Unfortunately, this one is also oftentimes the hardest one to demand and find.


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My sister, Kelly Richardson, gave away my dog without my permission. She will not tell me which no kill shelter she called to get rid of him. my sister's name is: Kelly Richardson 601 Denard Ln. Missouri city Texas 77489 Please contact me if she donated my dog to your shelter. Robert Valdez 713-201-2410
posted by RobertValdez, on 2019-03-17 00:01:28
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Found a Male puppy approx. 4 months old no collar or chip. Looks like a boxer pit mix. Brindle color with white chest. Very lovable but I have 3 large dogs already and can't keep. Please reply if you can take. I did go get him a round of shots and deworming medication.Please help!
posted by IsabellaGarcia, on 2018-07-29 17:30:27
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I found two dogs walking down the street with their leashes on. Neighbors said they have been around for a while. Wondering if they got lost during flooding. They are a female and a male, possibly a border collie mix. very sweet dogs. I cannot keep them. Need someone who is willing to take them. Found in Riverstone Ranch subdivision 77089. Please call 281-414-8402 if you can take these dogs.
posted by KelleyMiller, on 2017-11-27 15:28:15
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Hi I've lived in Houston for about a year now and I've been feeding strays I have one male one female with three kittens moving back to Louisiana can't take them you can reach me at [email protected] I live in Pearland Texas thank u very much
posted by JeffreyTaylor, on 2017-09-01 20:27:26
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I have a dog and cat that i found on the side of the road. I live in a place that does not allow pets and they both need a home. Can someone help me out here? Both are female and very friendly.
posted by AmandaHill, on 2016-09-12 14:56:18
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Please HELP! I don't know what to do here! My neighborhood has a small dog in her backyard that usually barks all day and for the last few weeks, it does not bark anymore. The neighbors has not been seen for over three weeks. Another neighbor says the dog looks offly skinner. I don't know what to do! Please send help and support to 6055 Pennworth lane, Houston, TX.
posted by Kathy, on 2013-10-31 19:28:40