The Kitten House Rescue to reopen under new name, ownership

After nine years and the rescue of more than 1,500 kittens, Debrah Rogers, The Kitten House Rescue managing director, announced the nonprofit animal rescue would be closing and reopening under a new name and new ownership via Facebook on July 19. (Courtesy The Kitten House Rescue)
After nine years and the rescue of more than 1,500 kittens, Debrah Rogers, The Kitten House Rescue managing director, announced the nonprofit animal rescue would be closing and reopening under a new name and new ownership via Facebook on July 19. (Courtesy The Kitten House Rescue)

After nine years and the rescue of more than 1,500 kittens, Debrah Rogers, The Kitten House Rescue managing director, announced the nonprofit animal rescue would be closing and reopening under a new name and new ownership via Facebook on July 19. (Courtesy The Kitten House Rescue)

After nine years and the rescue of more than 1,500 kittens, Debrah Rogers, The Kitten House Rescue managing director, announced the nonprofit animal rescue would be closing and reopening under a new name and new ownership, via Facebook on July 19.

According to the post, Rogers' decision to close the nonprofit comes from personal health concerns. Rogers said Shelter Manager Deena Urich has indicated plans to retain the rescue at its current location, 5050 FM 1960 W., Ste. 103, Houston, and reopen the rescue Aug. 1 under the name Almost Home Cat Haven.

"These past nine years have been such a mixed blessing experience for me," Rogers said in the Facebook post. "I poured my heart and soul, money and personal sacrifice into saving these kitties. I have made such wonderful friends throughout this process who believed in me, and the mission of this rescue. I cannot thank you enough for your many blessings and continued support as I could not have done this by myself."

According to the post, Urich has worked at The Kitten House Rescue for more than four years and has more than 15 years of experience in cat rescue. Upon reopening, Urich plans to retain the existing rescue's staff.

The nonprofit's final fundraiser will be a Pinot's Pallette painting party scheduled for July 30. For more information, call 832-286-4285 or visit www.kittenhouserescue.org.


"Any funds collected by KHR and left from paying the final expenses of the rescue center will then be donated to the new rescue," Rogers' post reads.

By Hannah Zedaker
Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. In January 2019, she was promoted to serve as the editor of the Spring/Klein edition where she covers Spring ISD and Harris County Commissioners Court, in addition to business, development and transportation news.


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