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:

Kitten Season – The Next Wave

Cats can be prolific….cats that gave birth back in April and May can already be pregnant AGAIN.  Do you know someone whose cat might be in this fix?  Please send them to our website if they need help paying for spay surgery for their cat.   The shelter has been...

What to do about Ferrel Cats

SPSN is sometimes contacted about feral (“community” cats) who need help.  We do not provide services for these cats because there is another great local organization who does: Bastrop C.A.T.S Anonymous TNR Society.  They help people support the community cats in...

Is My Dog Stressed?

A lot of animals end up in shelters due to behavior issues.  Behavior problems can start when the animal is stressed and doesn’t know how to make the stress stop.  There are several signs our dogs exhibit to reveal they are stressed.  If you find your dog exhibiting...

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