Our Story

The SPCA of Brazoria County is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to leading Brazoria County to a time when there are no more homeless pets in our community. Founded in 1974, the SPCA-BC has operated the Southern Brazoria County Animal Shelter since 2003. The Shelter is an open admission facility serving the Cities of Freeport, Clute, and Lake Jackson, Texas. The SPCA-BC proudly operates the SBCAS as a no kill shelter.


Our Objectives


We believe in promoting responsible pet ownership, teaching children compassion toward animals, fostering a community of support for animal welfare, and bringing animal welfare issues to the forefront of community awareness.


Spayed and neutered pets are healthier, happier, and make better companions. We are committed to providing low-cost, high-volume spay and neuter procedures to our community.


Adoptions are vital to our life-saving mission. Every pet deserves a loving home. We work hard each day to find homes for the homeless pets in our care.

Caring Shelter

Every pet deserves a home, but the reality is that there are thousands of homeless pets right here in our own community. We provide shelter, medical care, and a place of refuge for homeless pets as they wait to find their forever homes.


Our Team

  • Kristen Schmitt, Executive Director
  • Trisha Davey Wells, Operations Manager
  • Susan Willard, Pet Health Manager
  • Vanessa Garcia, Spay Neuter Clinic Manager
  • Joan Roberts, Volunteer Coordinator

Our Boards

Board of Directors, SPCA of Brazoria County:

Email: contactspcabcboard@gmail.com

  • Elaine Polemenakos, President
  • Brandei Goolsby, Secretary
  • Julie Baron, Treasurer
  • Jennifer Holcom-Kyle, DVM
  • Alexia Finotello
  • Amanda Geither
  • Marla Nicoll
  • Kim Surber
  • Beate Damm

Board of Directors, Southern Brazoria County Animal Shelter:

  • Will Brooks, Lake Jackson City Council
  • Joe Rinehart, Mayor of Lake Jackson
  • Calvin Shiflet, Mayor of Clute
  • Troy Brimage, Mayor of Freeport
  • Elaine Polemenakos, SPCA-BC Liaison

Our Partners

Brazoria & Columbia Veterinary Clinic

Dr. Dennis Huebner



Pecan Acres Pet Care

Dr. Jason Suazo



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Angleton Veterinary Clinic

Dr. Sherry Dodson



Freeport Veterinary Medical Center

Dr. Manny Sanchez and Associates



VCA Lake Jackson Animal Hospital

Dr. Jennifer Holcom-Kyle, Dr. Elton Haydel



Wild Peach Veterinary Clinic

Dr. Kathryn Dickerson



Veterinary Medical Center of the Gulf Coast

Dr. Raymond Miller


You can help save a life today!

Donate now to help us with our no kill mission! Donations are tax deductible and secure through the Network for Good.