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:

SPSN Helps Shelter Animals Beat The Heat

Since there are more animals needing adoption than there are adopters in Bastrop County, the shelter makes use of adoption sites in the Austin area (especially PetsMart) on certain weekends.  Sitting in kennels outside can get HOT in Central Texas, so Shelter Pet...

Hiking With Your Dog

Most dogs, especially dogs from a shelter, love going on hikes to explore their world.  It’s good exercise for you and them.  Read on for tips on successful hiking with your dog. Do research about hiking options, and what you need while hiking. You can download apps...

Read to Your Dog!  It’s National Read A Book Day!

Did you know that dogs enjoy listening to people reading books?  Choose a short story, poems, or a chapter in a longer tale to read to your dog.  Make yourself and your dog comfortable – sit on a blanket together.   Get cozy on a pillow or dog bed.  Don’t have your...

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