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.
- Mayor, City of Houston
Mayor Annise D. Parker
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Houston SPCA.
Fire Patti Mercer, Director of Houston SPCA
She is personally responsible for the mass slaughter of any dog who looks pit bull and thousands of other animals.
Please join us in demanding her immediate dismissal for the sake of hundreds of thousands already killed and others who have yet to be killed at the hands of Patti Mercer and the Houston SPCA.
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