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Forgotten Dogs of the 5th Ward Project

PO Box 506, Porter, TX 77365
Porter, TX 77365

Our Mission

We were formed in November 2011 and have since rescued and/or placed over 1,280 dogs. There are many more waiting for help.

We are a dedicated group of volunteers helping to care for abandoned and neglected dogs in an impoverished area of Houston called the 5th Ward. This area has a significant and growing population of stray dogs, many of them abandoned by their owners and left to roam and fend for themselves. Because most of these stray dogs (and many that live in the Ward with their owners) are not neutered and spayed, countless litters of puppies are born here every year. Like their parents, these pups will struggle to survive without the basic medical care, nutrition and attention necessary for any animal to grow up healthy and happy.


In November 2011, our group formed to intervene in this vicious cycle of deprivation and misery. In response to the strays we observed in the Fifth Ward wandering the streets near-starving, we established feeding stations where food

Adoption Policy

If you are interested in one of the animals listed on our site please contact the person listed at the bottom of that particular animal's page or fill out an application on our website at - Our rescued animals are placed with one of our own foster homes,  independent rescuers or with another rescue group.


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