About the SPCA of Texas

Strut Your Mutt, the Race to End Animal CrueltyThe SPCA of Texas is the leading animal welfare agency in North Texas. The independent non-profit organization operates two animal shelters, located near downtown Dallas and in McKinney, which, together with our community partners for offsite adoptions, find homes for more than 5,000 animals each year.

The clock is not ticking for animals in SPCA of Texas shelters. We do not euthanize animals for lack of space, and we do not place time limits on animals housed in our shelters.

We also operate three public veterinary clinics in West Dallas, South Oak Cliff and McKinney to provide high-quality pet care at affordable prices, and we collaborate with community partners to spay or neuter tens of thousands of animals each year.

In a typical year, our nine-member Animal Investigations Unit responds to 4,000 calls and rescues almost 3,000 abandoned or neglected animals in 8 North Texas counties. Our education and outreach programs reach more than 20,000 Texans each year with a message of compassion and responsibility.

The SPCA of Texas employs more than 130 North Texans, trains and deploys a force of dedicated volunteers 700 strong, and partners with more than 36,000 active donors. Together, we serve more than 50,000 animals each year, and the people who care for them.

Your donation helps animals right here in our community. We are not part of the ASPCA, HSUS or any national organization, and we don't receive operating distributions from their fundraising campaigns. And although we serve 8 Texas counties, the SPCA of Texas receives no taxpayer funding. We are able to help animals because of people just like you. Thank you so much.