Highland Lakes SPCA is a no-kill, nonprofit canine shelter, rescuing abandoned dogs in Central Texas since 1999. Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and secure loving and healthy "forever" homes for homeless dogs. We're committed to providing complete medical, behavioral and socialization skills so our rescues are fully prepared to receive their new families, for as long as it takes. Our commitment to no-kill is steadfast, but our love for dogs comes naturally, and we won't stop until every dog finds a home!
Impact StatementAt HLSPCA we intake more than 110 dogs annually, many of whom are hours away from euthanasia. We make sure all our dogs are spay/neutered, micro-chipped, receive full compliment of required (and more) vaccinations, and heart-worm preventative, before any dog can be adopted. Working with like-minded non-profits and local veterinarians, we reach into our community and offer Sponsor Spay/Neuter programs with the goal of keeping pets and people together forever, so no pet will ever have to be surrendered to a shelter. In 2017, HLSPCA helped 24 Hurricane Harvey dogs relocating to Central Texas to receive spay/neuter surgeries and medical care. In addition, HLSPCA helped pets of 43 families in our immediate region who could not afford these life-saving medical services. HLSPCA is a presence in our community as we fund raise with our business partners and area patrons, hosting many fun events like "BarkAtTheArt", "Woofstock" and our annual golf tournament, "Putts4Pups." Come Join us today!
Needs StatementHLSPCA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit group which relies solely on the generosity of the community of donors for monetary and volunteer support. We enjoy small funding from local nonprofits, such as the Highland Lakes Service League, PEC and PEC-Charities and other small grants. HLSPCA is deeply grateful for these grantors for the funding we receive. We receive no financial assistance from the national SPCA (ASPCA) organization, contract services, local government funding or any tax base. Thanks to your tax-deductible contributions, we can continue providing the high quality medical care and socialization that these animals desperately need and certainly deserve. Medical care for rescued dogs requires constant care, so we keep a needs list on our website, www.hlspca.org, where our Wish List of essential canine products can be found, and are always in need because they are consumed immediately. Help us today!
"This place is my refuge, where I can relax being with the dogs. I always leave here in a better mood."
"It's like a feeling of a homerrun when a dog gets adopted. We all high-five each other."
"One of the best volunteer jobs there is in Marble Falls, Texas! We walk dogs Monday mornings, the staff is friendly and always full of great stories from the week before, the shelter and dog runs are spotless, and the barking, greeting and tail wagging with each new day puts a smile on your face!"
"We rescued our wonderful Benjamin from Highland Lakes SPCA... or should I say, he rescued us!"
"We love working with all the adoptable dogs! The comradery amongst the HLSPCA volunteers is great! You get a sense of pride for helping our four-legged best friends. A very worthwhile cause."
"You're supporting a wonderful cause and organization."
Matching Funds DescriptionIf we work together to raise $15,000 in donations during Amplify Austin this year, Highland Lakes SPCA has a very generous donor who will give us another $10,000. Just think of how many more lost dogs we can save from municipal kill shelters, save from abandonment, save from loneliness, constant fear and a world of uncertain endings. Help us, help them. The innocence of animal's lives heightens our sense of rescue and inspires us to be their protector. Sometimes you have to dream the impossible to see it someday becoming a reality. Our mission of rescue is emboldened by the vision of national animal rescue organizations such as Best Friend's Animal Society that dare to say out loud, "WE CAN SAVE THEM ALL."
An anonymous funder has offered a $25,000 matching grant to be distributed among all participating animal care and services organizations on Amplify Austin Day. These nonprofit organizations will receive funds on a pro-rata basis. Each nonprofit will receive matching funds based on their total funds raised on Amplify Austin Day.