Message Line: 325-698-7722
4620 North First
Abilene, Texas 79603
Founded in 1998, Rescue the Animals, SPCA covers over 20 West Texas counties helping homeless animals, promoting spay/neuter, and fighting animal abuse and neglect. We are a 501 C 3 non-profit making all donations tax deductible, and all of our funding is from private donations.
Unlike most rescues, we operate on a nation basis through our own Pets On The Go National Network with rescue group partners in 41 states and Canada. Like FedEx moves all its packages thru Memphis, we move all our animals thru Abilene and then adopt them out through our partners, expanding our market nationally.
Our physical facility is the largest one we know of in the nation that ONLY houses animals for rehabilitation or those awaiting transportation. We often have over 100 animals in our kennels.
Animals receive a workup including basic tests and vaccinations.
Major medical work is a huge part of our budget. Surgeries like amputations, eye removals, repairing broken or shattered bones is performed by veterinarians. Plus we treat parvo, heartworms, and other major illnesses.
Since many of the animals are selected and sent to Abilene by our partners, about 90% already have homes waiting for them when they arrive in Abilene. Often when the transport arrives in Wisconsin, Illinois, or Florida a pre-approved family is waiting for their new pet!
Due to the way the Rehabilitation Center works, we do not adopt locally. This means 1500 or more pet homes locally that can be filled with animals from the City of Abilene Animal Shelter.
We work with law enforcement officials in over 20 West Texas counties in investigating animal abuse and neglect cases. By providing tuition for officers to become certified as abuse investigators we have created an effective network to fight abuse and neglect all over West Texas.
The national 2011 Spirit of Compassion Award was presented to Rescue the Animals, SPCA by the North Shore Animal League America, the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization.
The North Shore Animal League America selects just one humane organization in the entire nation each year to receive the Spirit of Compassion Award. We are very honored by our selection for this national award. We see it as recognition of the compassion people all over the West Texas have for animals.