I just recently moved from Michigan to the Houston, Texas area and am looking for different organizations and groups to get involved with (I'm also desperately looking for a job so any suggestions for my area is MOST appreciated) I was an active member for the Michigan Humane Society and am still apart of Humane Society of the United States as well as World Wildlife Fund.
Anyone in the Houston area that knows a group, animal shelter, etc. that needs could use a member or volunteer? I only know a few people in the area and none of which are vegetarian so this forum is such a breath of fresh air!! I was feeling really silly the other day walking around Texas in my 'Vegetarians Have More Fun' bunny shirt. *blush* However, I am completely honest when I say, the friendliest people I have met or run into so far have been in the pet food isles at the stores! Guess it makes since right? haha
Can't wait to connect with fellow kindred spirits!
RevRuss: Are you KIDDING?! It is totally hot enough here for me My first summer in Texas and they say it has been hotter and dryer than it has been for several years. Well, at least it is breaking me in for years to come haha Thank you for the link I will be checking it out. ciao!
Hi there BobbiLeah! Welcome to Houston. Hope you can survive this hot summer temps!
I would agree with revruss, Vegan Society of Peace is a great organisation to join and volunteer with. Kristin is the founder/president and she is a real force of nature (and delightful to boot!). I am sure if you attend one of their events and talk with them, you will find a great bunch of folks and opportunities.
Lastly, please take this as my personal invitation to attend the Sunday Feast at the Hare Krishna Cultural Center. It's free, pure vegetarian Indian-style food prepared and served to all who show up (and ALL are welcome). The food is served at 7:15pm each and every Sunday, plus there is a great musical performance at 7pm in the temple room, along with a lecture or presentation at 6:15pm. Feel free to stop by, listen, chill-out and enjoy the food. And please ask for David, for I would love to meet you and welcome you with a free gift! The address is 1320 W. 34th St, Houston, TX 77018 (maplink)
Hope you get a great job soon and best wishes!
- David Garvin