Although we will be sending out a more formal introductory email and will have our “coming out” party in the weeks to come, I wanted to preview a new concept that is saving hundreds of Houston’s homeless animals each month. It is Rescued Pets Movement, Inc.
There are an estimated 1.2 million homeless animals on the streets of Houston. BARC (the city pound) just emailed us that in the last two days it has taken in 148 dogs and 103 cats. In. Just. Two. Days. BARC is so full that it is begging Houston’s already overflowing rescue groups to come pull dogs and cats. This is sickening and saddening, and these are not good stats for the people of Houston.
Rescued Pets Movement was recently formed by five individuals with a collective 50+ years of experience in the traditional animal rescue setting. As hard as these wonderful rescues work, we have seen how there is never enough money or manpower to make a large enough dent in the above stats. It is now time for change–a “movement” so to speak.
In the past two months, the members of this group (with the kind financial help of Scout’s Honor Rescue and its donors) have transferred 360 dogs and cats (mostly from BARC) to responsible, fully vetted, no-kill rescue groups in Colorado. Rescued Pets Movement has plans to expand to such an extent that we take Houston from being a city with one of the nation’s highest euthanasia rates to a no-kill city by sending pets all over the nation to cities that actually need (yes, need) adoptable dogs and cats. It is simple supply and demand. Houston has a large supply, and there is an overwhelming demand for our homeless pets.
At the end of this week, we will be sending 66 dogs and cats to Colorado, where foster parents with other no-kill rescue groups are excitedly waiting to take these animals into their homes and get them adopted into loving forever homes as quickly as possible. That is 66 fewer dogs and cats off the Houston streets and out of BARC and given a second chance. Now, that is a good stat.
As a fledgling organization, however, we need funding. We just yesterday established Rescued Pets Movement as a nonprofit eligible for tax-deductible donations, and we want your money! Please join our movement to make Houston a no-kill city.
To make a tax-deductible donation by credit card, you can go to our website at www.rescuedpetsmovement.org and click the donate tab. Or if you prefer to donate by check, please make it out to “Rescued Pets Movement, Inc.” and mail it to us at
Rescued Pets Movement, Inc.
3139 W. Holcombe Blvd. #135
Houston, Texas 77025
Every cent of your donation will go toward transporting these well-deserving pets and/or toward temporarily fostering a pet until he or she can be transported.
Thanks for joining us!
* Your PayPal receipt can serve as your receipt for tax-deduction purposes, and if you donate by check, receipts will be mailed on a quarterly basis.
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