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Our Story


The SPCA of Brazoria County is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to leading Brazoria County to a time when there are no more homeless pets in our community. Founded in 1974, the SPCA-BC has operated the Southern Brazoria County Animal Shelter since 2003. The Shelter is an open admission facility serving the Cities of Freeport, Clute, and Lake Jackson, Texas. The SPCA-BC proudly operates as a no-kill shelter.


Our Mission


We believe in promoting responsible pet ownership, teaching children compassion toward animals, fostering a community of support for animal welfare, and bringing animal welfare issues to the forefront of community awareness.


Spayed and neutered pets are healthier, happier, and make better companions. We are committed to providing low-cost, high-volume spay and neuter procedures to our community.


Adoptions are vital to our life-saving mission. Every pet deserves a loving home. We work hard each day to find homes for the homeless pets in our care.

Caring Shelter

Every pet deserves a home, but the reality is that there are thousands of homeless pets right here in our own community. We provide shelter, medical care, and a place of refuge for homeless pets as they wait to find their forever homes.


You can help save
a life today!

Donate now to help us with our no-kill mission! Donations are tax-deductible and secure through our donor platform, Kindful.


Our Team

Shelter Angel

Julie Baron

Shelter Angel
Executive Director

Nicole Hardesty

Executive Director
Cattery Manager

Skyler Walcerz

Cattery Manager
Community Outreach Coordinator

Chelsea Williams

Community Outreach Coordinator
Shelter Manager

Rick Gaitan

Shelter Manager




SPCA of Brazoria County:

Beate Damm, President or dial 979-482-3000

Renee Rape, Secretary

Melissa Udayan, Treasurer

Tammy Butler

Acey “Buddy” Butler

Rachel Aguilar

Jesse Glatz

Veronica Ratliff

Patrick Ratliff

Kristi Hart

Michelle Percle

Lindsay Scovil

John Taylor

Sandra Shaw

Barry Kalmus

Mike Fulton

Crystal Lezak