About Friends of Animal Rescue
About Our Shelter...
Friends of Animal Rescue was formed in 2010 to assist the City of Port Isabel when the City took control of the Isabel Y. Garcia Animal Shelter. After placing the shelter’s 400 animals, Friends refocused their efforts towards the animals on South Padre Island. We believe there is a home for each and every homeless animal. We do not believe in euthanizing for the sake of over population, thus we are a no kill shelter for the City of South Padre Island. We are the voice of the animals.
Friends of Animal Rescue services South Padre Island by:
- Reuniting lost pets with residents and tourists
- Adopting out the homeless and unclaimed animals
- Vetting of animals, which includes spaying/neutering, vaccinations, micro-chipping, heartworm testing & treatment
- Implementing a trap and release program to reduce feral cat population and the spread of disease
- Assisting in the care of wildlife: possums, raccoons, birds, turtles, etc. by partnering with organizations such as Sea Life and Sea Turtle, Inc.
- Caring for over 800 animals in a given year
Come Meet Our Pets...At the SPI Friends of Animal Rescue Animal Shelter & Recovery Center: 4908 Padre Blvd. South Padre Island, TX 78597
Our Adoption Process...
We require an adoption application be filled out, which includes information about living situation, landlord information, how the animal will be cared for, references, vet info, etc. Our cat adoption fee is $25 (includes spay/neuter, vaccination, micro-chipping & FIV/FELV testing). Our dog adoption fee is $85 (includes spay/neuter, vaccination, micro-chipping & heartworm testing/treatment).