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Rescued Pets Movement's Campaign to Save Thousands of Death-Row Dogs & Cats in Just One Month!

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Join Us for Chefs for Paws, Celebrating 20,000 Lives Saved
May 22, 2017

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THE STORY:

Rescued Pets Movement’s mission is to provide a second chance for thousands of homeless dogs and cats through rehabilitation and transport to forever homes in communities throughout the country that have a demand for adoptable pets.


Imagine a city with approximately 800,000 to 1 million homeless dogs and cats roaming its streets. The city’s limited intake, no-kill rescue groups and shelters are so overburdened with animals, they cannot help. No one is looking to adopt because the city is already overrun with animals needing homes. The multiple kill shelters around the city are euthanizing upwards of 85% of the dogs and cats that enter their facilities because they have nowhere to put them. The city’s pound—a shelter obligated by law to take all animals turned in and to pick up stray animals—is receiving over 100 animals per day. Some days they take close to 200. The city is scrambling to implement better spay-and-neuter programs, but the hard truth is that it will take years to feel the positive effect of those programs. In short, in this city, the homeless animal problem is overwhelming, and no program can even make a dent. As a result, thousands upon thousands of adoptable dogs and cats are killed every single year in this city—not because they are too sick to save, but because of a lack of space.


This city is Houston, Texas—the fourth largest city in the United States. Houston has one of the worst animal overpopulation problems in the country. With the help of local rescues and educational programs, Houston’s City Pound (BARC) worked hard to tackle the daily onslaught of dumped animals, but the mountain of efforts was not making a dent in the number of adoptable pets being saved from the shelter. Morale was low, and BARC’s save rate was even lower.


To actually make an immediate and significant impact—as opposed to a mere dent—in the save rate at BARC, BARC’s management realized that it needed to partner with an organization that could operate on a mass scale to get animals out of BARC alive and into forever homes. With a partner that could save a substantial number of animals on a daily basis, combined with efforts already in place to increase adoptions and encourage spaying and neutering, BARC believed it would be able to increase its struggling save rate, even if minimally. But BARC’s staff felt that the possibility of finding such a partner was a pipedream.


In September 2013, that dream became a reality in the form of Rescued Pets Movement (RPM). Like BARC’s management and staff, RPM’s founders were depressed and exhausted from trying to save pets in a city with no room. As a result, the RPM founders put their heads together and created a rescue model that was unheard of in Houston. This model was to save pets from death row, rehabilitate them in local foster homes, and then transport those pets to other areas of the nation that have a need for adoptable pets (whether because of the lack of a year-round breeding season, strong spay-and-neuter laws that not only required individuals to be responsible and spay and neuter their pets but also put backyard breeders out of business, and a different attitude towards owning a rescue). To save these dogs and cats on a massive scale, RPM built (and continues to build) solid relationships with reputable shelters and rescue groups in areas of the United States and Canada where there is a need for adoptable pets and then transport the pets there.


The model is simple supply and demand, and it works! In late 2013, RPM partnered with BARC and has helped change the face of rescue in Houston. Because of this partnership, in just over3 years, RPM has saved over 20,000 death-row dogs and cats and has been instrumental in increasing BARC’s save rate from a mere 37% to a consistent current average of 85+%.


Because of its innovative program and the thousands of hours invested by RPM’s volunteers and foster families, there is now hope in Houston for our homeless pets. Houston is still a long way from losing its title of being one of the worst cities for homeless animals in the country, and RPM still has much more work to do. With your donation, you will become part of a movement that is making a real, cognizable, and significant impact in the number of homeless animals roaming Houston’s streets. Please donate to help us continue (and even intensify) that impact and help keep the dream a reality!

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$98,674

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    $250

  • Lynn Brown

    $100

  • Will W

    $25

  • Georgie & Kim Petersen

    $100

  • Kris Huddleston

    $40

  • Betty Peugh

    $50

  • Debby Ryan

    $25

  • Ann Knight

    $500

  • Happy Birthday Timothy!

     

  • Anne Feltus

    $50

  • McGrady, Rudy, Calvin, Ruby, Axel, and Layla

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Minute and Paco

    $50

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    $50

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    $25

  • Linda Lynn

    $100

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  • Heather Adams

    $250

  • Lisa Cloud

    $100

  • John Hurles

    $50

  • More Than You Can Imagine

    $225

  • Sam, Hunter and Ruger

    $1,000

  • Tara

    $500

  • Catherine Bauch

    $50

  • Dragana

    $50

  • Heide Hellriegel

    $100

  • Wayne Swartz

    $100

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  • Paul and Debby

    $25

  • Celeste Spaugh Addleman

    $50

  • Junell Swan

    $50

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    $125

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  • Mark and Ashley Anderson

    $100

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  • Anonymous

    $20

  • David Ashmore, Katie and Kevin Bostock

    $500

  • for Timothy J Lambert's birthday

    $20

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    $20

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    $20

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  • Martha Doyle

    $25

  • Julia Valder

    $100

  • Heather Borcalli

    $50

  • Gary Rodriguez

    $100

  • Iris the Wonder Pup

     

  • Linda Wenz

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Debbie Fender

    $10

  • Chris Farris

    $20

  • Jodie Eisenhardt

    $25

  • Michelle Uselton

    $50

  • Neal Leslie

    $25

  • Rick Witte

    $100

  • Dan

     

  • Joe Boyle

    $2,500

  • Amy Fagan

    $15

  • Gracie Kimbrough

    $500

  • Debby Cochrane

    $25

  • Krueger & Catalano

    $500

  • Sarah Longpre

    $200

  • Susan

    $25

  • Ron & Marylee Latta Jr.

    $100

  • Butters Friesen-Toler

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Ashley Glaw

     

  • Joan and Doug

    $250

  • Peggy Wallace

    $500

  • Maxine

    $25

  • Lisa Heller Smith

    $25

  • The Garcia Family

    $100

  • Danielle Wendeburg

    $100

  • Dinah-mite

    $10

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  • Roland Strobel & Johan Everstijn

    $50

  • Patti Roberts

    $25

  • Jen Gosselin

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  • Wendy

    $100

  • Annabelle & Friends

    $500

  • Monica Lofton

    $35

  • Anne, Mia und die 5 Enkelhunde

    $50

  • Jeff & Julie

    $50

  • Richy

    $250

  • Kelly & Bruce

    $250

  • Patti Hinson

    $50

  • Mia Martinez-deLeon

    $100

  • Laurie Flarity

    $25

  • Jo Nell Costello

    $100

  • Kelly Dempsey

    $25

  • Darla DiStefano

    $25

  • Tina Beddow

     

  • Charlie Neath

    $250

  • Jennifer Greer

    $100

  • Mary Sean O'Reilly

    $100

  • Becky Beckman

    $25

  • Terry Simmons

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66% Raised of $150,000 Goal

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The Team: $98,674 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Tony Mexican

Amount Raised

$14,860

Fundraiser Title

Laura Hanley Carlock

Amount Raised

$12,660

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RESCUED PETS MOVEMENT INC

Amount Raised

$11,988

 

8% Raised of $150,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chefs for Paws

Amount Raised

$9,725

Fundraiser Title

Cary Robinson

Amount Raised

$5,100

Fundraiser Title

Susan Rice

Amount Raised

$3,895

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Peggy Wallace

Amount Raised

$2,800

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Liz Gorman

Amount Raised

$2,645

 

76% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Terry Simmons

Terry Simmons

DONATION: $25

4 hours ago

Becky Beckman

Becky Beckman

DONATION: $25

Thanks for helping my friends! 4 hours ago

Mary Sean O'Reilly

Mary Sean O'Reilly

DONATION: $100

Cavan's Midnight Mist 5 hours ago

Jennifer Greer

Jennifer Greer

DONATION: $100

For Robinson; thank you for everything you do for the dogs, Cary! 5 hours ago

Charlie Neath

Charlie Neath

DONATION: $250

I love �� Patsy 5 hours ago

Tina Beddow

Tina Beddow

For all those pets that can't speak for themselves and for volunteer Janette Hawkings 7 hours ago

Darla DiStefano

Darla DiStefano

DONATION: $25

13 hours ago

Kelly Dempsey

Kelly Dempsey

DONATION: $25

14 hours ago

Jo Nell Costello

Jo Nell Costello

DONATION: $100

Tribute for Riley 16 hours ago

Laurie Flarity

Laurie Flarity

DONATION: $25

1 day ago