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Light the way for stray and abandoned pets to find forever homes

Donate now to Starlight Outreach and Rescue

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Donate Now

Starlight Outreach and Rescue (S.O.A.R.) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, foster-based animal rescue serving Brazoria, Galveston, and Harris counties in Texas. Starlight was established in 2017 to support the efforts of local area shelters to provide a better quality of life for stray and abandoned animals, medical attention beyond the scope/capabilities of the facilities, and fostering and rescue services for animals with special needs.

Prior to 2020, we averaged about 70 animal intakes per year in our first two years as a nonprofit.

Since then, our numbers have risen to 328 animals per year.

As we’ve grown, our mission has too! Since we began, we’ve expanded our efforts beyond helping shelters to include:
  • Directly rescuing animals from the streets of the community and providing medical care and housing until they find forever homes
  • Trap/Neuter/Return services for community cats to keep cat colony populations from growing and animals healthier
  • Community outreach to loving community members whose pets need medical care beyond their financial needs to avoid having these families make the agonizing decision to either euthanize their treatable pet or give it up to a shelter to receive care
  • Education of the community on rescue-related issues, such as the importance of spaying/neuter and microchipping and what to do when you find abandoned pets

The organization is named in honor of Emma Starlight Hyde, who was just 14 years old when she passed away unexpectedly in October 2017. Emma and her mom Shelley, with the support of their family, volunteered at shelter events, such as the annual Shelter Dog Birthday Party, and fostered baby kittens to ensure they received proper socialization and feeding during the weaning period.
Help Starlight Outreach and Rescue save the lives of dogs and cats in our community by donating now. Even the smallest donation counts and will immediately help us provide:
  • Formula, bottles, and supplies for abandoned newborn puppies and kittens
  • Heartworm treatment for dogs who would otherwise be euthanized in shelters
  • Veterinary care for sick or injured animals who would otherwise be euthanized in shelters
  • Food and supplies to animals in rescue or foster care

You can also choose to sponsor an adoption fee by donating $85 - $105 (cats) or $175 - $300 (dogs). Sponsor a specific animal by including their name in your "Message of Support" or let us decide which animal would benefit most.