what we do
Our Shelter...yesterday, today, and tomorrow
The Humane Society & Adoption Center of Rockport-Fulton (HSAC) was established in a small storefront on Hwy 35 in 1988. Now located on 3 ½ acres of wooded grounds, the “House of Hope” Shelter building was constructed in 2013. It is a gem on the Texas coast, where a small staff and volunteers lovingly care for animals that are lost or abandoned. Our Shelter is unique, with 15 fenced yards for dogs to play and run freely, 3 cattery rooms adjoined by covered screened porches, an indoor kennel room for small dogs/puppies, bathing/grooming/ laundry area, medical supply room and a front desk where volunteers welcome visitors and assist with adoptions. From the moment you enter the grounds, the facility reflects our commitment to provide an exceptional Shelter environment until animals are adopted and go to their “forever” home.
We Take "Humane to Heart"
We accomplish our mission with the help of a small professional staff, a number of passionate volunteers and funding from private donations and grants. Currently we can accommodate 54 dogs and a similar number of cats.
Our expenses include the operation of our building and grounds, a lean payroll and the necessary funds for veterinary care, food, bedding and other necessities. Our Shelter offers many opportunities to support us, with large or small contributions of time or money. Some of the ways to be a part of our HSAC family include:
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Meet Our Staff
Autumn Vasey has worked in the veterinary/animal welfare field for over 25 years and has been Shelter Manager and Veterinary Nurse for HSAC for 2 ½ years. She is a full-time mom to her son, Spencer, and has a wide array of lovable pets that includes dogs, cats, chickens, a goose, pigs, goats and a tortoise. Her unbridled love for animals and dedication to her profession makes her a genuine asset to HSAC.
Hailey Graff balances her time between her position at the Shelter and studying to be a veterinarian technician. She manages the Facebook and Instagram accounts, the animal’s vaccination records and assists with daily cleaning duties and routine operational tasks. Hailey has 3 rescue dogs and a cat and is dedicated to finding forever homes for those who are lost or abandoned.
I rejoined HSAC in September 2021 as the Volunteer Coordinator. My focus is to recruit new volunteers and arrange for volunteer opportunities at the shelter and at community events based on availability and skills. I previously held the position of Shelter Manager at HSAC during 2018-2019. I retired from The Boeing Company in 2015 after a 35 year career in Contract Management. I have 4 furbabies of my own, 2 dogs (Sake and Capone) and 2 cats (Rocky and Benjamin). I enjoy travelling, cooking, reading, crocheting and beading.