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Charity Challenge spotlight: Rescuing Houston's homeless animals

Charity Challenge spotlight: Rescuing Houston's homeless animals

Charity Challenge Citizens for Animal Protection
Citizens for Animal Protection is a nonprofit that helps care for and place homeless pets and also provides many other animal services. Citizens for Animal Protection / Facebook

Houston's a city of great giving and the CultureMap Charity Challenge aims to highlight that. CultureMap selected 12 deserving nonprofits to compete for a grand prize as they all raise awareness for worthy causes. Today: Citizens for Animal Protection.

In 1972, a group of concerned Houstonians founded Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP) in response to the pervasive problem of thousands of neglected and abused animals in Harris County.

The organization shelters, rescues and places homeless animals for adoption with loving families, advocates respect and compassion for animal life and provides humane education to help prevent cruelty to animals.

Speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves, CAP advocates for and protects animals through a plethora of programs and services, including shelter and care for homeless pets, pet adoption, spaying and neutering, vaccinations, pet care counseling and lost and found pet services.

Additionally, CAP's feral cat assistance program has helped trap, neuter and return more than 3,000 feral cats to their colonies in the community, and their Pets for Seniors program enables seniors to acquire a pet and enjoy the many benefits a companion animal as CAP offers free adoptions of pets over 7 years of age to senior citizens over 60.

Vote now for Citizens for Animal Protection — or one of the other worthy local nonprofits — in the CultureMap Charity Challenge.