Help for Pet Owners / Fosters

Spay / Neuter Programs

How You Can Help

Who We Are

Formerly known as Bastrop County Animal Shelter Helpers, we’ve changed our charity’s name to Shelter Pet Safety Net.  Everything else is exactly the same! We have the same mission, strategy, programs, and leadership.

We fund emergency medical care for sick and injured animals admitted to the Bastrop County Animal Shelter.

We help homeless dogs and cats in Bastrop County, Texas by reducing the need for sheltering,  aiding the animals in the county shelter, and helping sheltered animals get adopted.

Shelter Animals Received Medical Funding

Unwanted Pets Prevented by SPSN

Shelter Resources Funded by SPSN

Homeless Animals Rescued by SPSN

Foster and Pet Owner Support

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Shelter Pet Safety Net the same charity as Bastrop County Animal Shelter Helpers?

Yes. We changed our name, but everything else is the same.

Can you help with my pet's medical expenses?

Unfortunately, we do not have funding to assist pet owners with pet medical expenses – we can only assist with spay/neuter surgery cost.  There are many options for getting your pet vaccinated at low cost in Bastrop County, see our link here.   Many veterinarians offer credit to help pet owners pay for medical expenses. There is also a lot of variation in medical costs at different medical practices. SPSN often sends animals to Fayette County Veterinary Clinic for good care at lower cost.

Read how the Shelter Pet Safety Net charity is helping and giving back in our community News:

Pancreatitis in Dogs

Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas, an organ that produces enzymes which help digest food in both humans and dogs. Pancreatitis usually occurs in dogs that are obese or overweight, but can occur in dogs ingesting high fatty foods.  It can be fatal if left...

Grieving the loss of a pet

 Have you lost a beloved pet?  It can be difficult to cope with the loss of the unconditional love of your pet.   You miss the routines you had together, and the presence of your beloved pet in the household. If you are looking after an older pet, you may experience...

For the Love of Pets, Foster a Shelter Pet Today!

What is a foster pet parent?  A foster pet parent is an animal loving person willing to open their home to a pet in need.  What does a foster parent do? He/she provides food, water, shelter and socialization for the pet in need.   Where can I go to foster a pet? You...

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