Happy Thanksgiving!

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Rescued Pets Movement is thankful for our dedicated employees, our fabulous fosters, our caring volunteers, our magnificent donors, our inspiring supporters, our understanding family members, our friends at BARC and The City of Houston, our amazing rescue partners, our friends in Houston’s rescue community, and everyone who cares about Houston’s homeless pets. Thank you, and Happy Thanksgiving!

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Thanksgiving

Here are the dogs and cats who traveled safely to Colorado last week to be adopted into their new forever homes.

Almost all of our volunteers and staff got away before we could take a group shot. But as always, we couldn’t do what we do without the help of our fosters, transporters, volunteers, drivers, donors, BARC, and our Colorado partners. We’re thankful for each and every one of you–and so are more than 4200 dogs and cats!

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‘Tis the season to smile. AmazonSmile, that is!

Black Friday is days away, so don’t forget that every purchase you make from the Earth’s biggest online store can support Rescued Pets Movement. Through its AmazonSmile program, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchase to RPM. This 0.5% adds up, costs you nothing, and is a great additional way to support RPM. The one-time setup takes only a couple of seconds, and you get the same prices, products, and service you’re used to when shopping at Amazon. It doesn’t cost you any extra; the only difference is now you’re helping RPM every time you buy! Here’s how.

STEP 1: Go to smile.amazon.com.
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You’ll use this link to register and for all your future Amazon shopping. You can even add an AmazonSmile button on your toolbar! Even after you’ve signed up for AmazonSmile and RPM, shopping through the regular amazon.com won’t benefit RPM. You need to use the smile.amazon.com link from now on.

STEP 2: Sign in using your normal Amazon.com login.
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STEP 3: Search for “Rescued Pets Movement.”
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Step 4: Check the top of the page and start shopping.
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If you see “Supporting; Rescued Pets Movement” at the top of the page, you’ve done it right.

Step 5: Double check that the product you’re buying is eligible.
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Most items sold by Amazon qualify, but confirm this on the product page. It’ll say “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation.” And this is a good time to triple check that you see AmazonSmile and “Supporting: Rescued Pets Movement” at the top.

Step 6: Check out!
This part you should be used to. Purchase the item(s), and smile. You’ve just donated to RPM!

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Love’s Little Journey

This past weekend, we celebrated our first birthday by throwing a party for you. It’s because of you that more than 4000 dogs and cats like these, who traveled last week, are safe now.

Thank you–good job!

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Thank you for Christmas in November.

Thanks to everyone who came out Saturday, November 8th, to support our Christmas in November Adoption and Supply drive, and to Oak Forest Animal Advocates for partnering with us for the event. The entire day was a great success! Thank you to everyone who donated, came by to meet our awesome dogs, and for having their pictures taken with Santa and his giant elf. Also, a big thank you to our cook team, Santa, and the giant elf! You all made the day a memorable one. View photos from the event on Facebook here: Christmas in November photos

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RPM launches new Indiegogo Kennel Initiative.

Rescued Pets Movement’s Indiegogo Kennel Initiative has gone live! As we enter the holiday season–also known as the season to give–we ask that you make one more charitable contribution with us via our Indiegogo Kennel Initiative. We have a goal of $40k to raise by December 23, 2014 to raise funding for the kennels in RPM’s Foster care clinic, and we know with your help and support we can do this. Please visit https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/rescued-pets-movement-kennel-initiative to donate to RPM’s Indiegogo Kennel Initiative. Thank you!

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Feels Like Home

RPM thanks everyone who helped us begin November by sending another beautiful group of dogs to their forever homes in Colorado. We couldn’t do it without you!

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Thank you, BARC!

Rescued Pets Movement had a great time at BARC’s Fixin’ Houston Launch Party last Thursday. RPM is so proud to be BARC’s rescue partner, and we thank them for all the hard work and extra miles they put in for Houston’s homeless pets. We had so much fun Thursday night and we’re glad much needed money was raised for such an important cause!

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Thank you, Grace School!

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imageRescued Pets Movement was pleased to be chosen as Grace School’s 4th grade Make a Difference Day service project. The students collected and donated 211 collars for RPM to use for identification of the dogs we transport to Colorado. RPM’s Laura Carlock met with the students to accept their generous donation and talk with them about animal rescue and ways they can make a difference. Of her Grace School experience Laura said, “It was such a pleasure spending time with this wonderful group of children at the Grace School and answer their questions about RPM. Their donation of 211 dog and cat collars was so generous, and it is heartwarming to see the next generation already getting involved in caring for Houston’s homeless pets. I welcome other schools to join the movement!”

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Once again, team work means success!

Meet Mona Lisa and Buddy, two dogs who’ll find their homes in Colorado thanks to the combined efforts of RPM and Homeless Pet Placement League. Here’s what HPPL President Debby Ryan shared:

These two wonderful dogs came into BARC in horrible shape, so our friends at RPM agreed to take them. And of course, HPPL agreed to help underwrite medical care. Mona Lisa had her ear completely ripped from her head and a bulging eye; both likely as a result of inhumane treatment. But she’s a cutie now with one ear up and an ear flap on the other side. Her whole body wags to say thank you. Buddy boy was found with a fractured femur, tibia and pelvis. To add insult to injury, he had mange! With a great surgeon and a terrific RPM foster mom, he overcame his injuries in fine fashion. We know they made it safely to Colorado last Friday and now we are waiting to hear who opens their hearts and homes to these sweeties. HPPL was founded to provide life saving medical care to animals. Proof positive with these two …not to mention another opportunity for two Houston animal organizations to come together and make a difference. Are you smiling!

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