May was another great month for the dogs and cats who moved from Houston to their forever homes thanks to Rescued Pets Movement’s teamwork with BARC and our Texas, Colorado, Wisconsin, and Minnesota partners. Here are the dogs and cats who left on the first transport of the month, with the help of an enthusiastic team of volunteers from Nexen Energy.
The next week our wonderful Wisconsin rescue partner joined us to give these lucky dogs a ride.
These are the dogs and cats who traveled to Colorado that same day.
Midway between two transports, Mia and her pups Madonna, Marco, Mikey, Mandy, Maurice, Marriane, Margie, and Monty were given a special ride to a rescue partner in Minnesota.
The third week of June our friends from Nexen Energy returned to help send these dogs and cats on their merry way to their forever homes.
We finished May with this last group of travelers.
Thank you to everyone who shows up week after week, whether transporting, volunteering, fostering, mentoring, or donating. Without you, none of these fantastic dogs and cats would have the opportunity to be strong, healthy, and in loving homes. And if you’ve never been to a Rescued Pets Movement transport, please join our crew!
Thanks again to our friends from Nexen for their unflagging energy and enthusiasm not only as they escorted our dogs and cats, but for all the work they did throughout the month in thanking our donors and helping clean and organize the RPM clinic. You’ll recognize them in the photos by their blue shirts!
April may have one less day than most months, but that didn’t stop Team RPM from pulling more than 680 dogs and cats from BARC during those four weeks. Below is the group who traveled the first week of April.
The second week of April, our Wisconsin rescue partner arrived with their van to pick up this group.
Though Elliot and Matthew were too shy to get their photos taken, we know they were also happy to be in the care of our friends from Wisconsin. Not only is HFAH helping save Houston’s homeless dogs, but they always arrive with big donations of towels, blankets, and other linens to provide comfort to all our travelers, no matter which state they’re going to. It’s great being part of this team with them!
These are the dogs and cats who traveled to Colorado that same day.
The third week of April, these great dogs and cats made the journey to their forever homes.
Our partners from Toronto arrived in Houston to visit BARC and some of the neighborhood rescuers who are working with RPM and BARC to get dogs and cats off the streets and into homes. When they left, they took these lucky voyagers with them!
Finally, here are the dogs and cats who finished the April celebration by heading to great new lives.
When we say Team RPM, that includes a LOT of people, from the rescue groups we work with in Houston to the ones in Colorado, Wisconsin, and Canada. We provide temporary homes and medical assistance while the dogs and cats are in Houston thanks to our fosters and medical partners, then through our transport program, connect our amazing fosters, volunteers, transporters, and donors to these pets’ futures. Thank you to everyone who’s part of this movement, and thank you for your patience as we restructure and revamp our clinic.
Some time ago, RPM transported a older, pregnant momma to one of our partner rescues in Colorado. She had her puppies, and all were adopted into different, but happy and loving homes. Recently, several of the adopters arranged to get-together and have a big family reunion!! Momma Teresa and a few of the siblings weren’t able to make it, but five pups did! All had a wonderful and special puppy play date.
For those of us on the Houston side, it can be scary to send these cats and dogs so far away, but they have such great lives waiting for them! Special and fun things like this are so great to see. Our partner rescues find loving homes and awesome lives for these animals that never would have had a chance here in Texas.
March 2016 was a record-breaking month for RPM. In fact, BARC told us it was our best month yet, saving 742 animals and going over 13,000 saved since our beginning. It takes many people in several states–and Canada!–working hard to make this happen. The photos below show exactly why we intend to keep this movement going, beginning with our first transport of March.
The next day, brave little Luke flew to Canada all by himself, but we’re sure his trip was worth it when he found his forever family.
The next week, we were joined by our Wisconsin partner to give this group their ride out of Texas.
Meanwhile, on the same day, these great dogs and cats went to Colorado.
We were back at it for our third transport of March.
March is a long month! This was our fourth transport day, and we still had another week to go!
On the last day of the month, this crew rolled out to Colorado. Actually, Inga, Isola, and Imma dodged the paparazzi that day by going out a different door, but they still made it onto the van that would take them to their forever homes!
We sincerely thank everyone who fosters, volunteers, transports, donates, and supports RPM in our alliance with BARC and our Colorado, Wisconsin, and Toronto partners. You are all part of the solution to Houston’s homeless pet population. Happy lives to our travelers!
“From what I understand the poor little guy was found on the streets in Houston. How anyone could abandon this little guys is beyond me, but now he is in his forever home. The good news is that Boots & Bella hit it off right away! I will not say it has all been easy. He definitely needed training and so does Bella in some areas. I think all dogs are actually very smart and it is us humans that need to learn to communicate with them in their language. This has been a wonderful learning opportunity for me and my husband in many ways. We are still working on some behavioral issues, but this little guy is in our hearts and definitely a part of our forever pack. I am guessing prior to this he had no actual training. We are committed to him 100% and each week he is learning more and more. I am so grateful to everyone involved rescuing these precious animals and to all of the foster homes that keep them until they can get to their forever homes. I can’t imagine Boots on the streets. I wish I could rescue all of them, but at least I know we helped him. And Bella sure is happy to have her little brother. Bella wanted to say thanks too!! Here’s a couple pictures of them. Bella is the black one and Boots is brown with a white chest and white “boots.” We love them both so much! Thank you for everything!”
We’re thrilled to hear that Boots has found the perfect, patient, loving family! Thanks for putting the time, effort, and love into Boots!