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:

Volunteer Recognition – First Recipient

  Earlier this year, Shelter Pet Safety Net launched a program that allows anyone to nominate a volunteer at the Bastrop County Animal Shelter (or our own organization) for recognition.  The form to do so is on our web site.  This effort was made because the...

Tomorrow, March 2nd is Amplify Austin!

  Why should you care?  Well, this is a campaign to help your favorite charities raise more money in a 24-hour festival of giving.  This year, Shelter Pet Safety Net is eligible for several matching fund grants, including one of $10,000! Even better, we have an...

Amplify Austin – 2022

  SPSN participates in a couple of big fundraising days each year, and one of them is coming up on March 2: AMPLIFY AUSTIN. This is a “24 hours of Giving” event that is publicized across Austin and adjacent counties, including Bastrop County.  We are an...

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