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:

Fostering Pets

Fostering – it sounds like a big commitment to foster a shelter animal, and it can be.  But sometimes, the shelter only needs a foster home for a few days or a couple of weeks, until a dog or cat can be transported to another rescue or foster home.  Getting them out...

Emergency Kits

We know you don’t want your pets having to go through the stress of being at the shelter if they get lost.  Emergency situations often result in lost pets, or pets with nowhere to go when their owners must evacuate. If you don’t already have a pet emergency kit and...

Has your pet had a dental exam?

Has your pet had a dental exam?   Shelter Pet Safety Net has funded a few dental exams and procedures for shelter animals whose teeth were in terrible condition.  It can be difficult to notice this sometimes because pets are good at hiding pain.    It is imperative to...

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