Rescued Pets Movement Inc. is a 501(c)(3) all-volunteer organization that provides a second chance for thousands of homeless dogs and cats through transport to forever homes in communities throughout the country that have a need for adoptable pets.
Thousands of dogs and cats are needlessly euthanized in the Greater Houston area each year simply because of pet overpopulation. After working with various rescue groups for many years, the founders of Rescued Pets Movement have come to realize the best way to save these dogs and cats is to build solid relationships with reputable rescue groups here and in areas of the U.S. where pet overpopulation isn’t such a dire issue, and then transport the animals to these organizations using our own vans and drivers. Before they’re transported the dogs and cats we move from BARC are fully examined and treated by our partner veterinarians and placed in foster homes with our volunteers until they’re ready for transport. Not only is RPM’s program the best way to save Houston’s shelter pets from euthanasia, but we believe it will be the impetus in helping Houston shelters become no-kill shelters. As of July 7, 2014, by partnering with BARC, Rescued Pets Movement has saved more than 2800 adoptable pets by transporting them to Colorado.
We’re excited by what we’re doing, but we need help. After Rescued Pets Movement removes animals from shelters, the dogs and cats need short-term foster homes until we can arrange their transportation. We need help organizing fundraising efforts to cover the extraordinary medical costs we incur to make sure every pet we transport is healthy. Every dog and cat in transport needs identification, so we always need collars. As our movement grows, we may need more drivers. We may need someone to stuff envelopes.
We’d love to hear your good ideas. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how you’d like to help.
You can find information about how to make monetary donations here.
Below on this page is a short film to give you a visual idea of what we’re doing.