Found a Dog?
Networking a Dog?
Trying to Surrender a Dog?
The current situation in Texas for discarded animals is catastrophic. Animal shelters & rescues are buried with requests for stray, dumped & surrendered dogs in unprecedented numbers. The onslaught gets worse every day. The entire system is utterly & completely overwhelmed.
. Have limited capacity. They simply cannot keep dogs indefinitely
. Most are closed to immediate intake due to high volume, requiring owner surrenders to be wait listed
. Dogs are being euthanized daily, in numbers not seen before, due to the vicious cycle
. You can’t blame the shelters, they are required to deal with the increasing cycle of throw away pets, by whatever means necessary in their municipality
. Dogs of all ages from puppies to seniors are being dumped in rural & urban areas
. Puppies not sold by back yard breeders as they get older
. Owners delayed by shelters closed to intake
. Many dumped dogs are hit by vehicles, attacked by other animals, eat harmful items & have no idea how to fend for themselves
. Good Samaritans often try to help, but are not usually in a position to provide care
. Not willing / able to deal with dog’s health / behavioral issues
. Owner deceased or incapable of continuing care with no family member willing to take on the dog
. Housing restrictions, family changes, financial issues & any number of other scenarios
. Fosters are THE MOST LIFE SAVING ROLE in rescue
. Most rescues are in-home based without a facility
. Without a foster, there is no place for a dog to go
. Adoptions are slow everywhere
. Without enough adoptions & new fosters, a rescue cannot expand capacity
EVERY DAY DOGS ARE BEING EUTHANIZED & ABANDONED IN INCREASING NUMBERS.
ADOPT ● FOSTER ● DONATE ● VOLUNTEER ● EDUCATE
PLEASE, reach out to the shelter or rescue of your choice. They need your help. The dogs need your help. The situation gets more dire every day.