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About S.O.A.R.

Starlight Outreach and Rescue (S.O.A.R.) started with a small group of volunteers who wanted to support the efforts of Houston-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.

emma at the puppy birthday partyThe 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.

Emma put in a lot of time and effort to get her kittens used to interaction with and handling by people, which helped ensured all her fosters were highly adoptable by the time they returned to the shelter and were put up for adoption.

Emma’s bright and caring spirit continues on in this organization, lighting the way for stray and abandoned pets to find their way to their forever homes.

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Donate Now





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
  • Heart worm treatment for dogs who would otherwise be euthanized in shelters
  • Veterinary care for injured animals who would otherwise be euthanized in shelters
  • Veterinary care and medicine for sick animals who would otherwise not receive treatment
  • Food and supplies to animals in rescue or foster care
  • And more!




Did you know? Many companies will MATCH your donation to Starlight Outreach and Rescue! Click here to find out if your company does matching donations!

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To send a donation by check, please mail it to:

Starlight Outreach and Rescue, P.O. Box 1642, Alvin, TX 77512.