Animal Protection & Organization

One woman’s mission to protect animals that could not protect themselves and support the organizations focused on helping those animals is now a reality.

Today, the story of Mary Jane Carvel and the foundation she inspired is a golden example of how animal lovers everywhere can save precious furry lives.

Mary Jane Carvel with Dogs

Mary Jane Carvel was a successful businesswoman with a vision to provide sanctuary for the mistreated and abandoned animals of Houston and the surrounding areas. Born in 1920, she put her original plan into action with a small dog-rescue shelter. Once established, it served in assisting numerous abandoned and feral dogs and cats.

After Mary’s death in 2010, her will provided funds with which to establish and support a foundation to expand on her vision of aid for animals in need. Thus the Mary Jane Carvel Foundation was formed and, today, it proudly spreads animal-cruelty awareness as well as providing financial aid to agencies directly engaged in caring for animals in need.

The Foundation is modeled on the belief that too many animals are beaten, starved, dumped or killed, while others are allowed to procreate a new generation of animals who suffer the same fate. As a result, its mission is to prevent this cruelty, starvation and mistreatment and to work with animal protection organizations who aspire to the same goals.

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