According to the Mayor's Task Force Report, Houston Humane Society kills 86%* to 89%** of the animals that it takes in.
**The HHS kill rate is 86% if only animals that HHS takes in from the Houston area are counted;
**The HHS kill rate is 89% if animals that HHS takes in on "euthanasia only" contracts are counted i.e. HHS takes in animals from Baytown, Deer Park, Sugarland, Missouri City and Alvin and kills them for a fee.
The Houston Humane Society kills all Pit Bulls
According to a KPRC news report, the Houston Humane Society says it does not adopt out Pit Bulls. This means that all Pit Bulls, or Pit mixes (or anything resembling a Pit Bull) entering this "shelter" are killed.
See the news report here: http://www.click2houston.com/news/25760200/detail.html
According to their Form 990, the Houston Humane Society is a multi-million dollar organization whose director makes over $130,000 per year. Yet, this organization kills 89% of the animals entering their doors.
The Director of the Houston Humane Society told Houston City Council that No Kill is a "misnomer" and is not viable simply because she was not successful 25 years ago. (Click below to see her email.)
Perhaps the 27 Open Admission, No Kill shelters in North America should be notified that what they are doing is a "misnomer".
Click here to contact the Houston Humane Society and ask the Board of Directors at Houston Humane Society they have not implemented the successful No Kill model of sheltering and instead choose to kill 86% - 89% of the animals that enter their doors. Or call 713-433-6421.