Wilma was one of 93 animals saved from a horrific puppy mill in February 2010 thanks to former KHOU reporter Brad Woodard’s original investigation. Once inside, the officers found 87 canines and six kittens living in severe filth. All Animals were kept in dismal conditions and suffered from neglect. Wilma and the other animals were brought to the Houston Humane Society’s Wellness Clinic.
Wilma recovered and became the Executive, Executive Director. Her duties included overseeing the staff at HHS, attending board meetings, and greeting visitors at the shelter. She also enjoyed visiting local schools and community groups to help educate people about the perils of puppy mills.
Wilma’s peaceful passing was January 31st, 2020 and her picture hangs in our hallway.
Lizzie came to us in 2016 by her owner who said that Lizzie was too filthy to touch and not worth spending money on. Our vets quickly took her in as they noticed she had a severe wound on her right foot that went weeks untreated. Lizzie was matted, stinky and in pain, but we knew she was worth saving. The vets said they would need to amputate her leg but that she would recover well. Lizzie happily roams our Admin halls, welcoming our guests and summer camp kids. She likes to take naps on our staff chair while they work on the computer and begs for some of their lunch.
In 2002, Pirate was a tiny baby kitten when he was brought to our Wellness Clinic. His owners said he had been attacked by their dog days earlier and his right eyeball was detached. The owners no longer wanted him so we took him in, removed his eye and named him Pirate. He is our “tough kitty” and is as sweet as can be.
On Christmas Eve 2019, Choppy was found in a garage with 67 rabbits in dirty cages overflowing with feces with little food and water. All rabbits were severely malnourished, infested with fleas, ear mites, some suffered from hair loss and possible mange. Choppy for some reason had his ears cut off. All rabbits recovered at the Houston Humane Society and were adopted or sent to rescue organizations.
Choppy stayed with us and educates the community and kids about animal welfare issues. He loves getting pets, hopping around and eating veggie treats.
On Halloween night 2019, the Fort Bend County Constable's Office Precinct 3 rescued its’ first Iguana. Iggy was abandoned on top of a mailbox left to freeze in that cold night. He quickly saw one of our Vets and now lives comfortably in his warm set-up at the Houston Humane Society. He enjoys life munching on insects and working as our Iguana Mascot.
Butler and George