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:

Every Dog is Different

While every dog is different, and a dog’s environment and training shape its personality, a dog’s breed definitely influences how it may behave.  Take a look at Purina’s tool to help you understand which breed (or combination of breeds) is a good fit for you and your...

World Book Day

It’s World Book Day and we have an author suggestion for you – Temple Grandin.  You may have seen the movie made of her life.  She has written some wonderful, easy-to-understand books about the human/animal relationship and preventing suffering for all animals.  A...

Kitten Season is Coming

Kitten season is coming….and SPSN has been working to make sure foster parents have what they need.  In addition to our Foster Family Care Packages, we have provided packages of Miracle Nipples that are used for syringe-feeding the tiniest critters from age zero on...

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