Save Our Strays Fort Bend was formed in 2005 by Fort Bend County residents Sharon Rode and Susan Culver when they realized an astounding number of stray and homeless cats and dogs in their area were being needlessly killed in local area shelters. Fort Bend County borders Houston, Texas on the southwest corner and its largest city is Sugar Land.
The majority of shelters in Fort Bend County will only hold impounded animals for a total of 3 days (or 72 hours). Animals not claimed by their owner or adopted out by the end of this period can and will be euthanized. In 2005, Fort Bend County Animal Control (FBCAC) impounded 4,189 animals and 3,841 of those animals were euthanized. This means that only 348 animals, 8% of the total number impounded, left the shelter alive!
Save Our Strays Fort Bend was founded to try to reduce and ultimately eliminate the need for stray and homeless animals to be euthanized. While recent statistics do show a small reduction in the number of animals being euthanized by local shelters, there is still much more work to be done.
We are very proud to report that our current yearly adoption averages are about 225 dogs and 120 cats. That’s 345 lives saved per year!