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SOCA-FBC announces 2020 year-end animal data

2020 was a challenging year for everyone, including animal rescuers and shelters across the country. As shelters had to limit the number of animals they accepted, rescue organizations and the communities they serve stepped in. With your help, the Fort Bend community, Saving Our Companion Animals – Fort Bend County (SOCA-FBC) was able to find [...]

By |2021-03-01T00:20:22+00:00March 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on SOCA-FBC announces 2020 year-end animal data

Annual SOCA-FBC Giving Tree

Last year, SOCA-FBC started a new Christmas tradition for foster animals. Our goal is to make the holidays a little brighter for the cats and dogs in foster care by granting their Christmas wishes. This year, we partnered with Petco Rosenberg to host the Giving Tree. Here’s how the Giving Tree works… During the holidays, [...]

By |2021-01-08T17:46:54+00:00January 8th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Annual SOCA-FBC Giving Tree

Petco Foundation Invests in SOCA Long-term Success

Winter 2019/2020 the Petco Foundation awarded SOCA $10,000 toward the purchase of a transport van that will allow us to move homeless dogs and cats from Ft. Bend Co. (where we have a surplus) to other locations in northern states (where they have a need). Petco's grant was significant, in that it enabled us to [...]

By |2021-01-06T00:33:39+00:00December 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Petco Foundation Invests in SOCA Long-term Success

Houston PetSet Continues Investment in SOCA

We're pleased to announce Houston PetSet's latest donation to support SOCA. Most recently, we received a donation that helped us reach our transport program's first year goal - to purchase a transport van, establish adoption partnerships in locations outside of Texas, and to complete our first successful transport in 2020. We're grateful for the support that [...]

By |2020-12-30T00:16:34+00:00December 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Houston PetSet Continues Investment in SOCA

Thank you to Pedigree Foundation for Transport Grant!

We’re thrilled to announce the latest grant awarded for our new transport initiative. The $10,000 grant covered van outfitting costs, direct transport costs, and other expenses. Thanks to Pedigree, we were able to meet our goal for our first transport in 2020! In October, we transported a number of cats and dogs to the Seattle [...]

By |2020-12-01T00:10:33+00:00November 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Thank you to Pedigree Foundation for Transport Grant!

SOCA-FBC Announces New Animal Transport Van!

Thanks to the generous support from the Petco Foundation, Pedigree Foundation, Houston PetSet, Corvette Owners Club of Houston, and other charitable organizations, we were able to purchase our own transport van during the 2019/2020 winter season and to set up adoption partnerships in locations outside of Texas. Our van will take homeless animals from the [...]

By |2020-12-29T23:29:24+00:00September 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on SOCA-FBC Announces New Animal Transport Van!

Cat Foster Manual – September 2020

This document contains helpful information and FAQs about taking care of your foster cat. Includes promoting your foster for adoption monthly flea/tick medication, or Revolution, if you own cats that go outside Cat condos at PetSmart and Petco veterinary care and medical emergency protocols adoption events Cat Foster Manual Sept2020

By |2020-09-27T00:00:03+00:00September 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Cat Foster Manual – September 2020

Tips for Following Up with Adopters

These tips are from ASPCA’s Client Services team. Most returns occur within two months post-adoption, and the majority of those happen within the first two weeks. Follow up with adopters 2 days, 10 days and 1½ months after they bring their new animal home. If your adopter doesn’t answer your call, leave a message and [...]

By |2020-07-15T00:53:49+00:00July 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Tips for Following Up with Adopters

Facial Recognition Software for Lost and Found Pets

Petco Foundation has invested in Finding Rover, a mobile app and website that uses pet facial recognition to reunite lost cats and dogs with their owners. If you've lost a pet, post your pet's photo and/or search the partner lost photo database. If you'd like to adopt, look at the partner adoptables photo database. Like [...]

By |2021-08-19T23:10:57+00:00July 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Facial Recognition Software for Lost and Found Pets

Dog Body Language

Dogs communicate with one another and with us using their own elegant, non-verbal language. ASPCA published tips that focus on important aspects of a dog’s body: eyes, ears, mouth, tail, sweat, and overall body posture/movement. Fosters can use this information to interpret what an animal is feeling. 7 Tips on Canine Body Language

By |2020-07-10T23:12:39+00:00July 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Dog Body Language