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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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Thanks, we WON!!!
June 01, 2017

I'm so excited to announce that our BIG fundraising campaign to save Houston's homeless animals is over and we are the "unofficial" WINNER! Thanks  See more
Susan Rice

THE STORY:

Our biggest fundraiser of the year is going on now!  Rescued Pets Movement (RPM) is fueled by an amazingly dedicated family of volunteers with a common goal:  saving Houston's homeless animals.  No dog or cat should die simply due to lack of space in a shelter.  RPM has a solution and it works!   The answer is simple:  supply and demand.  Houston has too many homeless animals but there are places with a shortage of adoptable animals.  RPM has saved 20,000 animals (and counting)!  The program is built around short-term fostering.  Our motto is 2 weeks 2 save a life.  But, saving 20,000 lives costs a lot of money!  The Michelson's Found Animals "Saving Pets Challenge"  is a friendly national challenge among the country's various animal shelters and rescue groups.  Please help with your DONATION today, thanks!!!


RESCUED PETS MOVEMENT INC wrote - 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!       

$7,885

MONEY RAISED
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  • Susan Rice

    $100

  • Carla Helmer

    $100

  • Anna H.

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jaime M.

    $100

  • Mom and Dad

    $100

  • animal lover

    $250

  • Craig, Karen and Nikki

    $50

  • Cindy Greenwood

    $100

  • Elyse Collins

    $50

  • Carol Bertolino Marshall

    $250

  • Joanna

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Patti Foster

    $100

  • Wesley Nance

    $25

  • Sir Sweetie and the Cook Girls

    $200

  • Grace Yung

    $100

  • Robin Sopchak

    $25

  • Randy Mashburn

    $50

  • DeeDee Bulerez

    $50

  • Susan Rice

    $50

  • Susan Rice

    $50

  • Anna Browder Gonzalez

    $25

  • Monte Myers

    $100

  • Mike and Sheila Godfrey

    $100

  • Laura Hilsmeier

    $100

  • Mitch & Becky McCullough

    $25

  • Mike lange

    $25

  • Georgie & Kim Petersen

    $100

  • Wayne Swartz

    $100

  • Celeste Spaugh Addleman

    $50

  • Junell Swan

    $50

  • Danielle Wendeburg

    $100

  • Monica Lofton

    $35

  • Mia Martinez-deLeon

    $100

  • Laurie Flarity

    $25

  • Kelly Dempsey

    $25

  • Darla DiStefano

    $25

  • Terry Simmons

    $25

  • Kimberly Bennett Turbeville

    $50

  • Marian Richardson

    $100

  • Carolyn Evans

    $50

  • Casey

     

  • Anna Julia

    $10

  • Dana/Danny

    $25

  • Susan Rice

    $3,705

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The Team: $146,978 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Laura Hanley Carlock

Amount Raised

$23,335

Fundraiser Title

Tony Mexican

Amount Raised

$15,000

Fundraiser Title

RESCUED PETS MOVEMENT INC

Amount Raised

$14,698

 

10% Raised of $150,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

CARY ROBINSON

Amount Raised

$12,585

Fundraiser Title

Chefs for Paws

Amount Raised

$12,325

Fundraiser Title

Susan Rice

Amount Raised

$7,885

Fundraiser Title

Jodie Eisenhardt

Amount Raised

$4,750

 

95% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lisa Befort

Amount Raised

$3,550

Donor Comments

Susan Rice

Susan Rice

DONATION: $3,705

" matching" gift to SPC! :) 12 months ago

Dana/Danny

Dana/Danny

DONATION: $25

12 months ago

Anna Julia

Anna Julia

DONATION: $10

12 months ago

Casey

Casey

12 months ago

Carolyn Evans

Carolyn Evans

DONATION: $50

In memory of Caz 12 months ago

Marian Richardson

Marian Richardson

DONATION: $100

Thank you! 12 months ago

Kimberly Bennett Turbeville

Kimberly Bennett Turbeville

DONATION: $50

12 months ago

Terry Simmons

Terry Simmons

DONATION: $25

12 months ago

Darla DiStefano

Darla DiStefano

DONATION: $25

12 months ago

Kelly Dempsey

Kelly Dempsey

DONATION: $25

12 months ago