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Sometimes, despite best efforts to keep your dogs safe and conflict-free, things happen. Fortunately, most fights last less than a few seconds, and you can often interrupt them by simply shouting. But what happens when a scuffle progresses into something more serious? You will have to intervene, and breaking up a dogfight can be dangerous. […]

Paint your Valentine’s gift for your sweetheart this year! Bring your friends and family to join the Emancipet Killeen team for a cozy winter afternoon filled with fun and friendship at Painting with a Twist in Harker Heights on Sunday, January 28th, 2018 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Create a truly one-of-a-kind Valentine’s gift for […]

Hannah Hart, the comedic genius behind My Drunk Kitchen, joined forces with Emancipet Houston in an effort to promote Have a Hart Day. This initiative focuses on organizing and mobilizing Hartosexuals and individuals alike to spread happiness and community service nationwide. On December 2nd, Hart along with some Have a Hart volunteers assembled thousands of […]

Teresa learned about Emancipet while visiting her primary care doctor, and our next door neighbor, Dr. Jimenez. She was thrilled to find out about the free services available for her furry family members. And just how big is the furry side of the Lopez family? Well, after Teresa’s kids found a litter of Chihuahua mix […]

In 1992, Susan Powter told us we could eat 5,000 baked potatoes a day and not gain a pound. A few years later, Dr. Atkins recommended a restrictive, almost carb-less diet. Today, food fads are different- low-carb, gluten-free, vegan, paleo, raw. Well, different, but the same. Just like humans have seen major changes in supermarket […]

In 2015, Toronto-based photographer Pete Thorne, created “Old Faithful,” a collection of intimate portraits of elderly dogs. His subjects, many who were deaf, blind, or both, all had one thing in common- their faces showed their age. And what a beautiful thing. All the character, the history, and the strength- anyone could see what made […]

by Gretchen Nelson Are we managing with the same care with which we are hiring? We all know that hiring well can be hard work. In fact, we have developed a system at Emancipet that is almost bullet proof for hiring people that will be successful in our culture. No matter what system you are using, hiring […]

One important takeaway from the relief efforts post Hurricane Harvey, was how necessary microchips were for reuniting missing pets with their owners. Microchips are as common as two meals a day for any animal shelter once an animal is part of the system.  With the influx of adopting animals, microchips have become a mandatory part […]

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 […]

ACL celebrates music, the city, and above all, shared love. Thanks to the partnership with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, we were able to celebrate dogs as well! In Austin, we pride ourselves on the spirit of our city and our animals are engrained in the very essence that keeps us glowing.