We are a committed and compassionate circle of volunteers helping to care for abandoned and neglected dogs in Houston’s 5th Ward. This area has a significant and ever-growing population of stray dogs, many of them abandoned by their owners and left to roam and fend for themselves. Because almost all of these dogs are not spayed or neutered, countless litters of puppies are born in a never ending cycle of struggling to survive without the basic medical care, nutrition and attention necessary for any animal to grow up healthy and happy.

Our group was formed to intervene in this vicious cycle of deprivation and misery, in response to the strays we observed in the 5th Ward wandering the streets. Our first and foremost goal is to educate and assist area residents who may need help in understanding how to better care for their pets and who may need economic assistance to ensure their pets receive essential medical care. We provide residents with paid veterinary care appointments and do our best to provide shelter to chained and outside animals to protect them from the elements. Our efforts often extend beyond dogs to other creatures in need, especially cats and horses.

Our volunteers drive feeding routes a few times a week to fill as many bellies of the hungry as possible. We also take pictures in order to network them for foster homes, adoption, or for other rescue groups that will offer them a second chance at life. Many of the dogs we have helped are suffering from severe mange, distemper, parvo and other diseases, gunshot wounds, broken bones, lacerations, etc.

group2This project is 100% funded by donations and volunteer effort. We rely totally on the generosity of those who share our compassion and care for the welfare of the neglected and abandoned animals, and without them, we would not be able to help a single one. In the past four and a half years, we have been able to help over 1,000 dogs, providing them a second chance at life with the comforts of a loving forever or foster home, where life is not a daily struggle just to survive. We have much more work to do, and welcome the support of others to join in our efforts as volunteers, fosters, adoptive families, and donors!



Clipped Ear Cat Sanctuary DBA Forgotten Dogs of the 5th Ward Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Our EIN number is 26-2968977. All donations are tax-deductible.