We wanted this to be solely a happy email to let you know that 44 BARC dogs and cats left Houston last Friday for Colorado. Over the weekend, 31 of those dogs were already adopted and the other dogs and cats are in loving foster homes. In just a little over a month, Rescued Pets Movement has saved 196 dogs and cats who were scheduled for certain death and transported them to other nonprofit, no-kill rescue groups in Colorado that have real-live foster homes waiting for them.
And when we say certain death, we MEAN certain death. Here is a true story about Stouffer, the dog with the stunning green eyes:
This is Stouffer’s BARC picture. Handsome isn’t he? But so sad . . . .
Emails had been swirling around about Stouffer in the rescue community because he was about to be euthanized, and no Houston-area rescue had space for him. When we finally found a rescue group in Colorado to take him, we called our contact at BARC, and he literally ran down the hall to the euthanasia area where Stouffer was sitting on the table and the doctor had the euthanasia shot in his hand. Certain death. He was taken off the table, and here is how he looked as he was waiting for his turn to get on the transport van:
So we said we “wanted” this to be solely a happy email, but we’ve learned we don’t always get what we want. We know we are always hitting people up for funds, but including vet bills, transporting each pet is averaging us at least $150 to $200. Even if you cannot donate (and please DON’T if you can’t afford to), we would love it if you just shared this post with your contacts so we can grow a larger base of donors, supporters, and volunteers. Spreading the word is huge.
There are two ways for you to donate. You can make a tax-deductible donation by credit card here on our website by clicking the donate tab. Or if you prefer to donate by check, please make it out to RPM Inc. and mail it to us at:
3139 W. Holcombe Blvd. #135
Houston, Texas 77025
Every cent of your donation will go toward transporting these well-deserving pets, toward temporarily fostering a pet until he or she can be transported, and/or toward reasonable and necessary veterinary expenses. Any excess funds we receive–we can dream, right?!–will automatically be applied to our next transport.
We are honored to have your help. Together we can make Houston a no-kill city.
Here are some happy pictures of us loading these babies up last Friday: