About HHS

Meet Our Mascots



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. 

Sweet little Roo was born without her front legs and thus not wanted by her owners. As Roo grew up, she learned how to balance herself and walk on her two back legs. She moves around like a caterpillar through our admin building and greets all the Camp Pawsome kids with lots of kisses and happy tail wags. She and Lizzie are best friends and Roo lives a great life although her owners didn’t think she could.

Since 2010 Genie has been part of our Houston Humane Society team. She enjoys supervising our staff downstairs with her one eye and loves to spend time on the shelves and laying down on our dog workout machine close to the window.

This cute and sweet little bird was blown in September 2008 when hurricane Ike hit Houston, thus his name. He enjoys his time downstairs in our adoption area saying hello to our customers and reminding our small dogs and puppies that he is boss.

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.

Our resident hedgehog makes regular appearances at Camp Pawsome and other educational events. Sonic is on a mission to teach kids to respect wildlife and what to do if a wild animal is found in their back yard.

Pikachu the chinchilla was another cruelty rescue, saved from a hoarding situation along with several other exotic pets in 2021. When not sleeping, Pikachu enjoys dust baths and burrowing in his hay. He teaches both staff and campers how to care for this endangered species.

Sven was rescued during the freeze of February 2021. The staff and Camp Pawsome kids love him so much that we made him an official HHS mascot. Sven and his buddies – a donkey, goat, horses, ducks, and chickens, were saved from various animal cruelty cases. Now they spend their days enjoying life and will never have to suffer again.

Satin was a tiny kitten when she was brought to HHS because of neurological issues. The clinic staff instantly fell in love with Satin and decided to make her a mascot to provide the care she needs throughout her life. We think the head tilt only adds to Satin’s spunky personality!


Wilma 2010-2020
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.

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 was our “tough kitty” and was as sweet as can be.
Pirate passed away peacefully in 2018 after a long and happy life.

Zach was brought into our Animal Wellness Clinic after being hit by a car. The laceration to his back leg caused a massive infection and the leg had to be amputated. His owners declined treatment and, instead, signed him over to the Houston Humane Society. Our veterinary team immediately set to work and Zach quickly learned how to move just as fast on three legs as on four. 
Zach and Pirate were best of friends, napping on the copy machine and inspecting visitors to the HHS Annex. Zach passed away in 2021 and is still missed.

Our beloved mascot Prairie Dog aka P-Dog arrived to the Houston Humane Society in May 2015 after being rescued from a cruelty situation. She was soon deemed a mascot of the Houston Humane Society to help educate others on animal cruelty. 
P-Dog enjoyed her time burrowing in her bed or in staff’s hair and lap. She was part of our HHS family and often loved to roam around the hallways inside her special work out ball visiting people in their offices. 


Gracie is so sweet and tries to play with the pups as they walk by. She takes her chances, some play, and others not so much. She runs around the grounds like it's her playground. She is very happy and content being the cat queen of the dog cabanas.