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Saving Thousands of Homeless Pets

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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 need for adoptable pets.   


Take a moment to 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 pound's 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 23,000 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!  

$206,215

MONEY RAISED
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  • Lisa neal

    $100

  • Erin Pool

    $100

  • Linda James for Staffie

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Deedee and Sam

    $50

  • Pessa Sloan

    $100

  • David Johnstone

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Mack Eisenberg

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Pam Harris

    $100

  • Heather Copeland

     

  • Wade Family

    $100

  • Charles Converse

    $100

  • Robin Callahan

    $15

  • Winnie

    $25

  • Sheryl Falk

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anna Sindelar

    $20

  • Houndstooth Hall Hounds

    $75

  • Jacqueline Kniffin

    $25

  • Carla Helmer

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10,000

  • Richard Yun

     

  • Jamee kainer

    $50

  • Jennifer Pierce

    $5

  • Carol Sandvick

    $100

  • Maidie Ryan

    $25

  • Susan Rice

    $1,000

  • Barbara Batelli

    $50

  • Ashley Ratley

    $40

  • Jennifer Villamar

    $10

  • Avery Clayton

    $25

  • Denise DuBard

    $100

  • Linda Beeman

    $15

  • Ken Anderson & Andreanne Vachon

    $500

  • Joanna Gomez

    $25

  • Linda Glaw

    $250

  • Patrick Allen

    $25

  • Tracy Beemster

    $100

  • Ruth Soley

    $100

  • Coney

     

  • Faith Duncan

    $100

  • Bursnall

     

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Sandra Lloyd

     

  • A. Hill

    $10

  • Lisa hates to lose!!

    $1,000

  • Bonnie Mann

     

  • Marlene Caldwell

    $100

  • Cookie, Luke, Abby, Babe and B.W.

    $50

  • CJ Hester

    $75

  • Emily Schley

    $50

  • The Graebner's

    $50

  • Pam Flynn

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

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  • Corey & Erik

     

  • Patricia Mercado

    $50

  • Polly, Cano, and Loki

    $175

  • Juniper Burguière

    $25

  • Helen Vietor

     

  • Chessie

     

  • Anonymous

    $600

  • Natalie McFarland

    $300

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  • Heather Adams

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Kim Petersen

    $25

  • Nadine Daly

     

  • amy cuellar

    $35

  • Tamra

    $25

  • Linda Moser

    $100

  • Anna Nguyen

    $100

  • Kathy Bartlett

    $500

  • The Houston Rockets

    $10,000

  • Renee Sanders

    $60

  • The Houston Rockets

    $10,000

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • The Dudley Files

    $2,000

  • Cindy Hughes

    $25

  • Stefanie Weber

    $100

  • Susan Rice

    $1,000

  • Darleen witte

    $50

  • Marjon Bryan

    $250

  • The Houston Rockets

    $10,000

  • Anonymous

    $5

  • Anna Julia

    $5

  • The Houston Rockets

    $10,000

  • Daran Bishop

    $50

  • The Houston Rockets

    $10,000

  • Anonymous

    $10,000

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  • Let's win this

    $500

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  • Gretchen Lindquist

    $100

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206% Raised of $100,000 Goal

The Team: $206,215 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

RESCUED PETS MOVEMENT INC

Amount Raised

$123,860

 

124% Raised of $100,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Last Chance

Amount Raised

$19,825

 

79% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Medical Pleas

Amount Raised

$8,004

 

100% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Cindy Perini

Amount Raised

$7,715

Fundraiser Title

Susan Rice

Amount Raised

$4,730

Fundraiser Title

Foster Shirt

Amount Raised

$3,375

 

169% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

katie beirne

Amount Raised

$3,155

Fundraiser Title

Lisa Befort

Amount Raised

$2,950

Donor Comments

Gretchen Lindquist

Gretchen Lindquist

DONATION: $100

2 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 months ago

Let's win this

Let's win this

DONATION: $500

2 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10,000

2 months ago

The Houston Rockets

The Houston Rockets

DONATION: $10,000

2 months ago

Daran Bishop

Daran Bishop

DONATION: $50

2 months ago

The Houston Rockets

The Houston Rockets

DONATION: $10,000

2 months ago