About Houston Humane Society

Burnie’s Buddies

BURNIE’S STORY:
Studies have shown strong links between animal abuse and domestic violence. Furthermore, young people who torture animals are at higher risk for committing crimes against humans later in life. Unfortunately, we know this firsthand because of Burnie, our canine mascot.
 
 
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BURNADETTE (“Burnie”), is a survivor of cruelty to animals by minors. 
In 1996, two young teens tied Burnie to a tree, doused her with gasoline and
set her on fire. Luckily a police officer caught them in the act and immediately
brought Burnie to HHS. Although she had third-degree burns, our HHS Clinic
staff saved her life and began the process of rehabilitation. Throughout the
dressing changes and other treatments, Burnie remained friendly and loving
to everyone. Ever since, she has taken her job seriously: visiting schools,
appearing at special events, selling Animals’ Kingdom merchandise, and
writing her own column in the HHS Companion newsletter. In her spare time,
Burnie teases resident kitties, plays with foster dogs, helps herself to staff
lunches and has even won first place several times in our annual K-9 Fun
Run. Burnie is now safe and very much loved, as all animals should be.



 
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Location/Hours

ADDRESS
14700 ALMEDA RD., HOUSTON, TX 77053

PHONE
713.433.6421


ADOPTIONS
Monday-Friday 11:00am-6:00pm

Saturday - Sunday 11:00am-5:30pm

SPAY/NEUTER SURGERIES

CLOSED 9/29

Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday, 
Friday, Saturday

By Appointment Only

 


ADMISSIONS
Monday-Thursday 10:00am-4:00pm
 

Friday - Sunday  CLOSED
 

CLINIC 

Monday - Wednesday

Exams 10:00am-1:30pm

Vaccinations 9:00am-3:00pm

CLOSED 9/29

Thursday 9:00am-4:00pm

 

Friday-Saturday

Exams 10:00am-1:30pm

Vaccinations 9:00am-3:00pm

Sunday 9:00am-4:00pm