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:

Another tripod kitten

Another tripod kitten, Sylvester, had surgery paid for by SPSN and is now in his forever home.  Take a look at this video of him recuperating in his foster home.  Are three legs more adorable than four? You be the judge!

Foster homes are essential for shelter animals 

Foster homes are essential for shelter animals recuperating from surgeries.  SPSN paid for entropion surgery to fix Mason’s eye.  Here he is relaxing in his foster home.  If you’d like to help foster shelter animals, contact the shelter today about volunteering.


TRIPOD KITTENS!  Sometimes these curious little rascals get into unfortunate situations as youngsters, and as a result end up with legs that are so badly damaged they need amputation.  We’ve helped pay for surgery for several of these this year.  Luckily, kittens...

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