There are few things more heartbreaking than a cold, injured, or hungry animal, and it was the wrenching image of over-worked horses driven nearly to death that prompted the founding of the Fort Worth Humane Society in 1905.
Today’s incarnation, the Humane Society of North Texas, has evolved from protecting local children, women, and animals — before laws and institutions were in place to serve these groups — to an organization that now aids more than 25,000 animals each year.
HSNT’s founding principles are still alive today, with services such as the Safe Place Program, which temporarily houses pets for victims of domestic violence who have sought help from local shelters, and the Community Cat program, which vaccinates and fixes ownerless cats to help control overpopulation and disease.
HSNT also hosts a number of events throughout the year, bringing awareness to neighborhoods through education, low-cost clinics, and adoption events.
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