Rescued Pets Movement cofounder and president, Cindy Perini, recently talked with with Michael Bybee of Comcast Newsmakers Houston about Houston’s homeless pet overpopulation problem, RPM’s partnership with BARC, RPM’s need for foster homes, and how people can help RPM continue to grow and succeed.
It is hard to believe that it has been nearly one year since Rescued Pets Movement formed. The amount of time, energy, love, planning, and dollars that it has taken to get to this point is nothing short of BREATHTAKING!
Many of you have been fostering and volunteering with us since the beginning and some are BRAND NEW to the scene:) Regardless of how long you’ve supported RPM, we would like to invite you to our very first Foster Forum on August 23rd, 2014. This will be a great opportunity for you to tour the new clinic that is currently being renovated, explore the future of RPM and our processes, and for us to answer questions from our fosters and volunteers. Below is a tentative itinerary of the gathering. We encourage EVERYONE to attend, as so many things are changing with this ever growing program. You do not need to be a current foster to attend. We encourage everyone who is involved in our program or interested in becoming involved to join us. It will be informative, yet FUN:) and we are excited for everyone to be in one place at one time!!
9am-9:30: Meet and greet in lobby. 9:30am-10: Tour of the RPM building and details on the buildout plans. 10am-10:30: Building and Maintaining Colorado Relationships. 10:30-11: Shelter Illnesses and RPM Vet Protocols. 11am-11:30: Question and Answer Roundtable with the RPM Board.
You are invited to raise a glass with RPM as we kick off our Raise the Save Kennel Initiative fundraising bash at 3rd Floor on August 27th, 2014, from 5 PM to 8 PM at 2303 Smith Street, Houston, Tx. 77006. Lap up delicious bites and beverages from the talented team at 3rd Floor and soak up the spectacular skyline! 10% of our total sales will donated to RPM, so please bring a friend!
Thank you, Michelle, for for making this video about Team RPM! If you’d like to donate to Team RPM for Best Friends’ Strut Your Mutt – Houston, please click here: http://www.strutyourmutt.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=6872 Thank you!
We want to thank Houston’s independent bookstore Murder By The Book and mystery writer Spencer Quinn for making RPM the beneficiary of a percentage of booksales at an event on Monday night. A thunderstorm (and even a brief power outage or two) provided just the right atmosphere to talk about Quinn’s mystery series featuring PI Bernie Little and his partner, Chet–who just happens to be a dog. Paw and Order is the seventh in the series, and we’re pretty sure that Chet–a dog who came from the mean streets then flunked out of police school before finding his true calling as a detective–would be delighted to know he’s helping Houston’s dogs (and yes, even some cats) find new forever homes where their talents can be appreciated, too.
RPM representatives Morgan, Monica, Timothy, Ann, Mona, and Jennifer flank author Spencer Quinn (center) at Murder By The Book.
Penny was a Length of Stay dog at BARC. The term “length of stay” or LOS means that a dog has reached the end of their time at a shelter. Everything had been done to try to find a family for her and she was about to be put to sleep to make room for a new dog. RPM moved Penny out of BARC when we saw her on the LOS list and got her out in the nick of time. Eventually, we found the perfect adopter for her. Jon lives in Moab, Utah, and drove over five hours to meet Penny when she finally arrived in Denver. Not long after their meeting we received the following note and the above photos.
Words cant express how pleased I am, thoughts of how this all came together for me….. and Penny brings a tear to my eye!
Penny is way more than I expected! Here are a few photo’s of Thursday on the creek with us, she has also been to the dog park and did very well! (super stoked!!) I really want to thank you all for everything you have done for us! Your work has definitely paid off with this sweet little puppy!
I’ll send more pix soon!
The photo below was posted on our Facebook page. We love it.
Sweet little Benny was moved to an adopter in Colorado and became Ollie. He also became loved and adored full time. As you can see from the above photo, being loved so much is exhausting! But obviously worth it. We received the below note about Ollie not too long ago and we’re happy to share it.
Hello to you all!
I just wanted to pass along this pic of Ollie kicking back after some play
time. He’s an amazing dog that makes us smile every single day! Thank you
all again for making it possible for Ollie to become a huge part of our