Petition to fire Patti Mercer and investigate Houston SPCA
  • Petitioning Mayor Annise D. Parker

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Mayor Annise D. Parker

Petition to fire Patti Mercer and investigate Houston SPCA

    1. cindy marabito
    2. Petition by

      cindy marabito

      Austin, TX

Because the Houston SPCA is a non profit funded solely by donations, the organization is above providing kill numbers so the public can be made aware of how many animals are being euthanized at this facility.

According to the Mayor's Task Force Report, Houston SPCA kills 65% of the animals that it takes in. 

In 2011, House Bill 3450 was introduced by Rep. Jessica Farrar to try and save lives, ban cruel shelter gas chambers, ban breed discriminatory shelter adoption policies and ban the practic of killing healthy adoptable animals 'for space' when cages sit empty'.

Patti Mercer and HSPCA board member Martha Seng met privately with Rep. Farrar.

Shortly afterward, HB 3450 died as have countless Texas animals which could have been saved.

No one will ever know what threats were made during that meeting because the Houston SPCA seems to be above the law in every respect. The IRS which deems non profit status specifically states no excessive lobbying by 501(c)(3). 

Are Patti Mercer and the Houston SPCA beyond all reproach?

Please sign this petition and demand the dismissal of Patti Mercer along with a full investigation of the facility and records.

What if they get your pet? It is time to stop the killing.




Recent signatures


    1. Reached 12,500 signatures
    2. 1358 signatures

      cindy marabito
      Petition Organizer

      We have achieved 1358 signatures from people who wish to see a change at the Houston SPCA. Please share the petition and let's stop the killing at HSPCA!

    3. Reached 1,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Sherrie Fairbrother CHESHIRE, CT
      • 9 days ago

      Animal cruelty literally makes me sick, and don't people read? Animal abusers graduate to human abusers/ murderers.

    • Mary Perry PLANTATION, FL
      • 10 days ago

      Texas is the death state!!!!

    • Carrie Sebesta WHARTON, TX
      • 10 days ago

      No dog (animal period) should be killed for being a certain breed or "look" like a certain breed. This is beyond sad, disturbing and down right hateful. This president and everybody under her should be fired. End of story! What they are saying is that because a dog was born a certain breed or looks a certain way it most be killed. What is we thought of humans this way? I had a pit bull/boxer mix & he was the best dog I ever had a miss him dearly. Shame on Houston SPCA, I have lost all respect for them, go ahead & read this and take me off your mailing list, you will not get a penny from me! Shameful and hurtful

    • Alyn Kuster LITCHFIELD, MI
      • 11 days ago

      We need to root out this evil and put people in place that will do everything possible to save their lives. There is nothing wrong with a pit bull. They are being slaughtered!

    • Laurie Bowman HOUSTON, TX
      • 11 days ago

      I'm signing because the Houston SPCA is a high kill shelter masquerading as a kind and caring organization. Send your donations to local rescues. Patty Mercer needs to go..


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