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Who We Are

Paw and Order: Fighting Animal Cruelty in Texas is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial assistance and resources to help maximize the efforts of other Texas organizations whose mission is to end animal cruelty.

What is Animal Cruelty?

Animal Cruelty – either deliberate abuse or simply the failure to take care of an animal.

The animals whose abuse is most often reported are dogs, cats, horses and livestock.

Based on the 1,423 U.S. cruelty cases on’s 2011 digest in which species of the victim was specified:

  • 70.1% involved dogs.

  • 20.9% involved cats.

  • 24.1% involved other animals.


Dogs on a Bench

Prevention: Humane Education

Animal cruelty manifests in many forms. From the child who throws rocks at a cat, to the backyard breeder who churns out puppies for cash, to the circus trainer who beats and prods an elephant performer. By being able to educate others on how to identify animal cruelty, we can be better advocates to animals.

Board of Directors

President - Belinda Smith

Secretary - Candice Sanchez

Treasurer - Thomas Palermo

Marketing Director - Andrea Andrus Kibbe

Communications Director - Carolina Velasquez-Gomez

Event Director - Christie Feliz
Member - Valerie Cortez

Member - Martha Minnis

Member - Fran Ortiz

Member - Grace Carter

"The world is a dangerous place, not because of those that do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing."

Albert Einstein

Image by Annie Spratt

Contact Us


Call: 713.965.7291

All animal cruelty incidents should be reported to:

832.927.PAWS or

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