Solving the animal overpopulation crisis
for the benefit of the health, safety, and
quality of life of Houstonians
and homeless animals.
Contact Elected Officials:
Make your opinion known
We believe that if members of the community speak out to their elected officials we have the best chance of achieving action from the City of Houston.
If the automated letters do not work for you, use the links listed below to contact your Councilman and the Mayor. Phone calls and heartfelt personal stories from constituents are always best, but volume can also be powerful! We know your time is precious.
Feel free to use our wording if you like, but please include your name and personal remarks to be most effective.
Mayor Sylvester Turner,
City of Houston
At Large 1
At Large 2
At Large 3
At Large 4,
At Large 5
If you would like to use our wording, please copy and paste the following into your email. Be sure to fill in the blanks.
We suggest subject line: "Houston's Animal Overpopulation Crisis"
Dear Council Member ___________,
Houston's animal overpopulation crisis isn't just a concern for animal lovers. With up to 1.2 million homeless animals on its streets, it is a public health, public safety and public relations problem for the city of Houston and its residents.
In some neighborhoods, residents cannot leave their homes or travel through the area without seeing homeless, roaming and unwanted dogs, some of which are injured or in bad physical condition. The problem is worsened in those areas by the fact that animals with homes are not spayed or neutered and produce unwanted litters that can end up on the streets.
Animal overpopulation hurts the quality of life for residents and animals. While it is concentrated in certain areas, it is spreading and is a problem for the entire city. If Houston is to become the modern, progressive and prosperous city it aspires to be, we must develop a better and more humane plan for reducing overpopulation. The city's current strategy, euthanizations and adoptions, is not working.
I urge you to work with other elected officials and civic and business leaders to develop a comprehensive and humane plan to address Houston's animal overpopulation. Community education and free and low cost spay and neuter for pets belonging to low income residents and other animals are the only solutions.
I will be in touch with you in the future to monitor what progress, if any, has been made on this issue.
(Please include your name and email here.)
If you would like to send Mayor Parker a a paper letter, the correct address is:
Mayor Annise D. Parker
City of Houston
P.O. Box 1562 Houston, TX 77251
You can write to your Council Member at:
City Hall Annex, First Floor
Houston, TX 77002.