Houston Texans punter dons custom cleats to help adoptable dogs

Remember when Houston Texans punter Cameron Johnston and his wife, Tia, pledged to sponsor adoption fees at the Houston SPCA every time he’s punted inside the 20-yard line this season?

Now he goes even further to help animals in need.

Johnston shone a light on his passion for helping homeless dogs when he sported custom-designed cleats on a recent game day to highlight the oldest and largest animal rescue organization in the city. city, the Houston SPCA, as part of the NFL’s My Cause My Cleats.

Its dark blue cleats feature the Houston SPCA logo on the upper left cleat and beautiful imagery of the Johnstons’ two rescue dogs, Bella and Buddy, along the outside of the right cleat.

The NFL’s My Cause My Cleats initiative celebrates the positive impact players have in their communities by showcasing the charitable partners they are passionate about on game day.

The Johnstons have already made an impact on homeless dogs since launching Punts for Houston SPCA, the winning initiative to help more dogs in need.

To date, nearly 30 dogs have been sponsored and have found forever homes thanks to the couple.

See all adoptable animals on www.houstonspca.org, or visit them Monday through Thursday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Bette C. Alvarado