In 2017, Fort Bend County Animal Services (FBCAS) received an assessment from Best Friends Animal Society. One of the recommendations from that assessment was that FBCAS partner with a “Friends of” non-profit organization for the benefit of the shelter. Therefore, we are pleased and proud to announce the creation of Fort Bend PAWS – Pets Are Worth Saving.
Fort Bend PAWS, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was founded by a dedicated group of Fort Bend County citizens with the goal of raising funds and awareness for Fort Bend County Animal Services. Going forward, Fort Bend PAWS will work with the community and donors to support projects both large and small to benefit FBCAS and the pets at the facility that are not covered by the current County budget.
We want to thank the Board of Directors for Fort Bend PAWS for bringing this organization to life:
Vincent Morales, President
Pat Hebert, Treasurer
Elaine Dietz, Secretary
“It has been amazing to come together with Pat and Elaine to create Fort Bend PAWS” says Vincent Morales, President of Fort Bend PAWS. “This 501(c)(3) will strictly benefit Fort Bend County Animal Services and support its goal of reaching no-kill status for their pets. Fort Bend PAWS will also help to reduce the burden on Fort Bend County taxpayers without increasing its budget though the generous donations it will receive from our animal loving community.”
“This is an incredibly exciting time for all of us at FBCAS and Fort Bend PAWS. We hope that you will all support this partnership as wholeheartedly as you do our shelter so that we can continue to move in a positive direction for the pets at FBCAS and people in Fort Bend County.” said Rene Vasquez, Director, Fort Bend County Animal Services and non-voting Board Member of Fort Bend PAWS. “Through this non-profit organization we hope that we will be able to offset some of our budget to continue to provide the best in care for our pets.”
If you have any questions, please contact Fort Bend PAWS at FortBendPAWS@gmail.com.