Rescued Pets Movement is a 501(c)3 charity and is undertaking numerous initiatives in response to the Hurricane Harvey crisis. We serve as the biggest rescue partner for the city shelter (BARC) and, since our founding in 2013, have provided more than 23,000 death-row animals a second chance via temporary fosters, rehabilitation, and transport to forever homes in communities throughout the country and Canada where there is a demand for adoptable pets. Both the city and county shelters will be inundated moving forward, as Houston already experienced an overwhelming number of stray/abandoned animals.
Monetary funds are needed for us to maintain and expand transports with partnerships currently in formation. From vetting costs for each animal to actual hard transportation costs (vans, fuel, maintenance, etc.), additional funds are critical to our being able to answer the call. For those who prefer to donate items, we also have an Amazon list of items that we desperately need.
How to Help
Donate Monetary Funds Here
View our Amazon Wish List Here
Sign up to be a Temporary Foster Here
We are also opening our boarding facility and clinic at The Jack C. Alexander Building to care for pets displaced by Harvey, and we need volunteers! To volunteer, please go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4baea828a6fb6-boardingclinic.
Black Friday is days away, so don’t forget that every purchase you make from the Earth’s biggest online store can support Rescued Pets Movement. Through its AmazonSmile program, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchase to RPM. This 0.5% adds up, costs you nothing, and is a great additional way to support RPM. The one-time setup takes only a couple of seconds, and you get the same prices, products, and service you’re used to when shopping at Amazon. It doesn’t cost you any extra; the only difference is now you’re helping RPM every time you buy! Here’s how.
STEP 1: Go to smile.amazon.com.
You’ll use this link to register and for all your future Amazon shopping. You can even add an AmazonSmile button on your toolbar! Even after you’ve signed up for AmazonSmile and RPM, shopping through the regular amazon.com won’t benefit RPM. You need to use the smile.amazon.com link from now on.
STEP 2: Sign in using your normal Amazon.com login.
STEP 3: Search for “Rescued Pets Movement.”
Step 4: Check the top of the page and start shopping.
If you see “Supporting; Rescued Pets Movement” at the top of the page, you’ve done it right.
Step 5: Double check that the product you’re buying is eligible.
Most items sold by Amazon qualify, but confirm this on the product page. It’ll say “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation.” And this is a good time to triple check that you see AmazonSmile and “Supporting: Rescued Pets Movement” at the top.
Step 6: Check out!
This part you should be used to. Purchase the item(s), and smile. You’ve just donated to RPM!