From the very beginning, Rescued Pets Movement’s focus has been on the animals in our care. Everything we do is for them, and when you see these faces each week, we know you understand why. From the wiggly puppies to the dignified senior dogs, the timid kittens to the elderly cats, all of them longing for homes of their own, these lives matter. We appreciate every donor, volunteer, foster, rescue group, driver, fundraiser, BARC staff member, medical professional, and adopter who supports this movement. Thank you!
1. Pink Girl 2. Chance 3. Salsa 4. Fiona 5. Babbit 6. Pierce 7. Polly 8. Thicket 9. Thistle 10. Thalia 11. Perkins 12. Karlee 13. Spencer 14. Nick 15. Remmie 16. Max 17. Beautiful 18. Pinto 19. Sybil 20. Alicia 21. Gunner 22. Dannie 23. Kobie
1. Jamie 2. Cherie 3. Jayda 4. Luna 5. Candy 6. Lucy 7. Lilly 8. Maddie 9. Afton 10. Hinky 11. Huffy 12. Handy 13. Helix 14. Hatchel 15. Hero 16. Halsey 17. Hilary 18. Happy 19. Heather 20. Bullseye 21. Ursula 22. Unice 23. Uzzy 24. Unity 25. Usher 26. Pat 27. Aida Belle 28. Trudy
1. Milly and Melton 2. Mimosa 3. Manhattan 4. Martini 5. Moloko 6. Mojito 7. Margarita 8. Simon 9. King 10. Lou 11. Toby 12. Galileo 13. Audrey Lynn 14. Crystal 15. Gordon 16. Wyleen 17. Welsey 18. Wyclef 19. Swan 20. Jasper 21. Mable 22. Chessie 23. Mogwai 24. Betty 25. Ford 26. Wednesday
1. Ellen 2. Elgin 3. Elrod 4. Ellery 5. Elmore 6. Elias 7. Lady 8. Nikita 9. Hackett and Hester 10. Hemingway 11. Hattie 12. Heath 13. Hal 14. Elisha and Edwin 15. Hobe 16. Humphry 17. Tommy 18. Shadow 19. Lizette 20. Laszlo 21. Lark 22. Luise 23. Cinnamon 24. Liz 25. Lilo 26. Precious
1. Leo 2. Moonstone 3. Marco 4. Leo 2 5. Pipsqeek 6. Chloe, Conan, and Cayden 7. Clayton 8. Taz 9. Scooter 10. Lilly 11. Vanessa 12. Rico 13. Grady
It is a worthwhile but long process to get our RPM rescues to their forever homes. Their journey begins with being pulled from BARC, boarded or (hopefully) fostered in Houston, and being transported to our out-of-state partners, but it often doesn’t end the moment they arrive in their new home state. Some of our sweet babies are met by their forever families upon arrive, but most go to a temporary home with loving fosters like us.
We recently received an update from a Colorado foster that hosted both Kai and a beagle/doxie, Augie, when they arrived from Houston. Both were quickly adopted and are doing well. Kai’s forever home is in northern Colorado. He has a house, a backyard, and daily trips to the dog park. His new mom adores him, and he gets to enjoy frequent hikes and the best spot in bed every night.
Even better, Kai’s new mom has decided to become a first time foster for the Colorado rescue that placed Kai! It takes a village, and we’re so grateful to have caring organizations and fosters in partner states, helping to give animals like Kai a second chance at life.
(Every animal pulled from BARC needs a Houston foster and a destination rescue/foster before RPM can commit to save them, and we’re in great need of more Houston fosters! It is an easy and short-term commitment to save a life. If you’re interested in becoming a RPM foster in the Houston area, please fill out our foster form here: http://www.rescuedpetsmovement.org/foster-us/foster-form/ )
Pictured at left are Dave and Debby with RPM rescued dog Emelia. Dave and his wife Lisa fostered Emelia, and Debby, from Homeless Pet Placement League shared Emelia’s story:
This gorgeous shepherd is Emelia. She came into BARC with a horribly injured back left leg. HPPL’s good friends at RPM were able to pull this girl and have her assessed by a vet who said the leg was useless and Emelia needed it amputated. RPM knows that HPPL loves to help medically challenged animals and so that’s what we did. An animal’s resilience is evident as a week after surgery, Emelia was running by the water. Shortly thereafter, Emelia loaded up for transport to Colorado where just a few days after her arrival, she stole the heart of her foster mom who then became her permanent mom. Teamwork! BARC, RPM, HPPL, Houston fosters and Colorado “mom.” One more precious life saved!
Thank you, HPPL! Every dog and cat in RPM’s program is saved thanks to teamwork, and we’re delighted that many rescue groups, donors, and volunteers work so tirelessly with us to be part of the solution.
Our friend, Robyn Arouty, came to visit us at Transport Day this morning. While Robyn is no stranger to our program–a percentage of the proceeds from her Pocketshots sessions are donated to RPM–she wanted to come by and photograph what happens when fosters, volunteers, drivers, dogs, cats, and kind hearted people come together to try to make a difference. You can see it all from Robyn’s point of view on Robyn’s website right here: http://www.robynarouty.com/bon-voyage-rescued-pets-movement-is-rollin/.
With regard to recent stories in the Houston Press about Rescued Pets Movement, all we can say is we are disappointed by the negative slant in the articles. We responded to some of these concerns on our website when they came up a year ago. Please see http://www.rescuedpetsmovement.org/a-response-from-rpm-regarding-recent-media-statements/ and http://www.rescuedpetsmovement.org/rpms-response-to-the-623-khou-news-story/. Moreover, we provided Mr. Malisow with a full list of our Colorado rescue partners, and all were very eager to share their adoption and success stories. Mr. Malisow apparently deemed their statements not relevant because they had only positive things to say about us.
Everyone at RPM works around the clock to save these animals, and our rescue partners are more than glad to help us save Houston’s homeless pets. RPM also recognizes that it is only a part of the solution to Houston’s homeless pet problem. What is required are aggressive spay-and neuter-programs and education, along with traditional and transport rescue groups. We all must work together to bring an end to the problem. This type of press is disheartening, but we will not let it stop the wonderful work we are doing or stop us from celebrating the thousands of animals we save who would otherwise die each day at BARC.
We welcome anyone to come to our transports and speak to our fosters so you can learn more about RPM.
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We all traveled toward our forever homes last week! Thank you for helping us get there.
1. Matt 2. Melvin 3. Snickers 4. Blair 5. Lissa 6. Lloyd 7. Woody 8. Rhianna 9. Rusty 10. Kirvin 11. Fresca 12. Roxy 13. Chester 14. Adababe 15. Kelz 16. Bijou 17. Cella 18. Cici 19. Chief 20. Muneco 21. Holmes 22. Peanut 23. Isha 24. Ingo
1. Ivan 2. Ilsa 3. Babycakes 4. Brody 5. Brownie 6. Scotty 7. Landry 8. Levin 9. Locket 10. Lori 11. Chica 12. Hazel 13. Julep 14. Jelly and Jutty 15. Junie 16. Toto 17. Pebbles 18. Paisley 19. Pearl 20. Blanche 21. Blanche’s pups Blum, Bynum, and Becca
1. Leo 2. Lenard 3. Lulu 4. Julius 5. Heinz 6. Tish 7. Jazz 8. Allie Belle 9. Aura Belle 10. Keaton 11. Rayford 12. Alberto 13. Tierra 14. Taz 15. Diego 16. Deacon 17. Kachina 18. Duke 19. Koko 20. Roxie 21. Captain 22. Laney 23. Angelica 24. Hauser 25. Carlee 26. Chimo 27. Cali 28. Buffy
1. Orson 2. Oakley 3. Otter 4. Orby 5. Oxford 6. Outlaw 7. Ollie 8. Olivia 9. Friar 10. Fellow 11. DeeDee 12. Sebastian and Christopher 13. Fairy 14. Fable 15. Bella 16. Bella’s puppies Bower, Bevy, Brawley, Bunter, Brinks, Button, and Briar 17. Rider Butterworth 18. Mike, Mick, and Stevie 19. Madison 20. Mazie, Mae, and Myer 21. Ollie, Lottie, and Sooni
Because you drive us out of BARC, take us into your homes, help pay for our care, foster us, and love us, we are safe! Thank you from us and from everyone at RPM.
Piper (formerly Fern) was fostered in Houston and went to our Colorado partner with her brother, Gully. Gully was adopted quickly after arriving, but she had to wait a bit longer for her perfect forever family. When her new mom Cristin came across Piper’s photo online, she knew that they had to have her. Piper quickly integrated into her new home and became fast friends with their other dog, Cali. Cali and Piper are together 99 percent of the time, and the whole family is so happy with their new addition. Piper’s new home was definitely worth the wait!
Guess who thanks you for all you do? These guys, that’s who. Here are the dogs and cats and puppies and kittens who traveled to Colorado to find their forever homes last week.
1. Emelia 2. Katarina 3. Veronica 4. Torrence 5. Pippi 6. Tonisha 7. Tynan 8. Fendi 9. Beau 10. Bella 11. Cassie 12. Brenda 13. Colby 14. Cody 15. Kingsley 16. Copper 17. Phoebe’s pups Phenix, Phyla, and Phrensy 18. Phoebe 19. Noodles 20. Jeffers 21. Nadia
1. Julie 2. Sydney 3. Tess 4. Alen 5. Balto 6. Skyla 7. Vail 8. Vienna 9. Nalda 10. Ziggy 11. Felicia 12. Edgar 13. Damon 14. Buford 15. Olivia 16. Roamie 17. Gino 18. Clyde 19. Mama with Marie, Oliver, and Sophia 20. Plum 21. Leta with Castor and Pollux 22. Chewy 23. Rocco 24. Bibi 25. Oreo
1. Coco 2. Rex 3. Sebastian 4. Kylie 5. Ellie 6. Farrah 7. Fergus 8. Dino 9. Sonoma 10. Sonoma’s puppies Sawyer, Skye, Sonnet, Shayla, Sabrina, and Senna 11. Bruce 12. Belly 13. Beauregard 14. Taffy and her pups Tessie, Tracy, Tide, Tate, Thomas, Travis, Turner, and Tenley 15. Giselle 16. Bucky 17. Mister Man 18. Meow with her kittens MacKenzie, Meredith, and Matthew 19. Lola 20. Elliot 21. Mercy 22. Kitchi 23. Finch 24. Porthos 25. Mickey 26. Calvin
We thank you, too. We couldn’t do it without your support!