Citizens for Animal Protection aka the CAP Animal Shelter & Pet Adoption Center | Kids Out and About Houston

Citizens for Animal Protection aka the CAP Animal Shelter & Pet Adoption Center

CAP is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, caring for pets in need through sheltering, adoption, humane education, spay/neuter services, low-cost wellness and community outreach.

CAP's Vision & History

In 1972, a group of concerned Houstonians founded Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP), 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, in response to the pervasive problem of thousands of neglected and abused animals in Harris County. The majority of animal shelters, including the city’s program, had few standards for animal care or adoption procedures and were in deplorable condition. These selfless volunteers had a vision of a community that cared for and protected homeless, helpless animals. That vision included pioneering programs such as the creation of the first comprehensive pet adoption screening system, pet facilitated therapy for patients at the VA hospital and the elderly in nursing homes and one of the first feral cat assistance programs in the state,  FCAP, feral cat assistance program. 
 
From rescuing animals with their own cars, caring for them in their own homes and using mobile facilities at shopping centers for adoptions, the founders raised enough to rent a small shelter space on the Katy Freeway in 1981. Since then, CAP has grown to become a major force in animal care and adoption, with humane education to promote responsible pet ownership and to prevent animal cruelty. In the early 90’s, CAP was able to rent a larger facility at the Katy Freeway location and then moved to its permanent home at I-10/Barker-Clodine.

At the core of our Humane Education programs are opportunities for kids to help animals.  Kids love animals and CAP loves kids! CAP imagines a better world for animals and people and we believe that children are the key to creating such a world. We strive to encourage compassion and respect through practice. Help your child discover the joy and wonder of befriending animal companions through our various humane education and outreach programs. Learn more at www.cap4pets.org under the cap4kids tab.  

CAP Youth Programs include: FREE Shelter Tours for kids Storytime - Kids read to our shelter pets Mentoring for service projects & scouts Visit from a CAP Ambassador Pet Camps for Kids - ages 6-14 CAP Kids Club - Members volunteer together

Location:

17555 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX, 77094
United States

Phone:

281-497-0591

CAP Kids & Kritters Summer Camp

Dates: 
08/03/2022
08/04/2022
08/05/2022
Time: 
8:00 AM - Noon

Location:

17555 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX, 77094
United States

Phone:

281-497-0591

Summer Storytime at the CAP Animal Shelter

Dates: 
08/04/2022
Time: 
1 PM - 3 PM

Location:

CAP Animal Shelter & Pet Adoption Center
17555 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX, 77094
United States

Phone:

281-497-0591

Storytime at the CAP Animal Shelter

Dates: 
08/18/2022
08/25/2022
09/01/2022
Time: 
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

CAP Animal Shelter & Pet Adoption Center
17555 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX, 77094
United States

Phone:

281-497-0591

CAP Kids Club

Dates: 
09/18/2022
12/04/2022
Time: 
usually 1-3pm

Location:

CAP Animal Shelter & Pet Adoption Center
17555 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX, 77094
United States

Phone:

281-497-0591

CAP Kids & Kritters Winter Break Service Camp

Dates: 
12/27/2022
12/28/2022
Time: 
8:00 am - 12:00 noon

Location:

CAP Animal Shelter & Pet Adoption Center
17555 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX, 77094
United States

Phone:

281-497-0591

CAP Kids & Kritters Spring Break Service Camp

Dates: 
03/14/2023
03/15/2023
Time: 
8:00 am - 12:00 noon

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