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Tis the season for mistletoe, warm meals, and longer wintery (or as close to winter as Texas weather can be) nights. While the ushering in of the holiday season brings joy, there is nothing joyful about having a pet emergency interrupt your cheer. Holiday Food Holiday baking includes a lot of chocolate, seasoned meats, and […]

Sonia adopted her sweet Mia, a husky mix, about two months ago. Mia is a typical adolescent – she doesn’t know a stranger, is constantly annoying Sonia’s older dog, and like a typical husky has a lot to say! Her visit to Emancipet was for her second round of booster shots; the first was just before Harvey […]

Nora Gomez and her daughter Mia Tran visited our clinic with the newest member of their family, a fluffy peach colored kitten named Georgie. Nora’s sister feeds feral cats, and Georgie was abandoned by his mother. When Nora saw him he reminded her immediately of their beloved rescue Persian cat who passed away from Feline […]

by Myles Chadwick At Emancipet we are always looking for innovative, cost effective ways to do this work better. Sometimes the ideas we hatch lead to big programs that take on lives of their own, but more often they lead to a series of little innovations that become woven into the fabric of what we […]

Marie says that she was once depressed and lonely. And then one day, everything changed. Marie went to ACCT (Animal Care and Control Team) to get a cat- and that’s when she saw Checkers. He was 2 months old and the cost to adopt him was $85.  Marie didn’t have the money, but she had […]

Sheri has been rescuing animals as long as she can remember. Seven years ago, she rescued a pair of dogs she found wandering the streets. “Lucky hopped right in my car. Star was more cautious, but wasn’t sticking behind without her best friend, so she hopped in after.” The two dogs remain inseparable. Unfortunately, Hurricane […]

Julie Telford got Leo four months ago. She was living on the top floor of her apartment building when Harvey hit; she thought she’d be okay but the water rose 15’ to completely submerge the first floor and started creeping into her apartment. Afraid the whole building was going to be submerged, she got people  […]

Mary Tate’s grandfather wasn’t able to take care of his dog Scrap anymore. Mary’s job was to take in the lovable Norfolk Terrier until she could find a permanent home for him (not a bad assignment, if you ask us). She brought Scrap to Emancipet for a general veterinary exam and flea prevention medicine. Emancipet’s […]

William Yerger recently brought in his rescued dog, Bane, for his first-ever round of vaccinations. Bane is such a lover, and greeted everyone in our clinic with sloppy wet kisses! Although William isn’t sure exactly how old Bane is, Emancipet’s veterinarian conducted a thorough examination and estimated his age at about a year and a half. […]

by Myles Chadwick I was speaking to a group of animal welfare professionals recently about something that we at Emancipet believe passionately: People love their pets and given the opportunity will take care of them as best they can. This simple idea guides our outreach programs, our customer service policies, and even where we locate […]

Due to the incredibly high volume of calls requesting free spay/neuter in the first few days of this offer, we have already fully booked ALL spay/neuter appointments in Houston through December 9, the last day of this offer. We are doing everything we can to increase the number of free spay/neuter slots available before December […]

A collaboration with The Humane Society Of The United States and The Lewyt Trust, with support from Maddie’s Fund, will help keep pets and their people together. We’ve seen a huge outpouring of support for its initiative to provide free veterinary care to Houston pets whose families were impacted by Hurricane Harvey. As a result […]

by Myles Chadwick and Marianne Lynch Most of us spend about 8-12 hours a day, 5 days a week with our co-workers. That’s 16,640-24,960 hours a year! And when you think about it that way, it only makes sense to us that when it is time to hire a new employee, you would hire for […]

A LETTER FROM EMANCIPET’S CEO, AMY MILLS Dear Friends, Emancipet has a low-cost pet health clinic in Houston, located on Wayside Drive, where we employ thirteen incredibly compassionate, dedicated veterinary professionals. First, I am relieved and grateful to let you know that all of our staff are safe and accounted for, and our clinic has […]

by Amy Mills I’m a big believer in the power of healthy organizational culture. Culturally-fit organizations are consistently more successful in fulfilling their missions and achieving their goals because their employees are more adaptable and engaged in their work. But healthy culture doesn’t just happen. It’s the result of an intentional, inclusive process and consistent […]