The following email was in my in-box this morning, so I felt compelled to post it here for my five or six Houston readers to see, and so I could link to it on Twitter. Hopefully the five or six of you can tell your local friends about it, and they can do the same, and we can find these good dogs a great home. Thanks!
We have all been working so hard to find great homes for the animals in our program so that we could rescue more. Well, after a few months of having to cut down on intake because of the number of animals in our program and dwindling finances, we are happy to announce that we were able to start the New Year out right by doing a BARC pull! This past Saturday Scout’s Honor Rescue was able to rescue 11 dogs from BARC (Houston pound). Now we desperately need your help!! We desperately need foster homes for all of these great dogs so that they can experience love and compassion while waiting for their forever homes. It makes such a difference as to the adoptability of a dog when we are able to have him/her in a foster home and learn more about each one’s personality, habits, etc. So, that is where you come in! Please consider opening your heart and home to one of these precious babies. I promise it is one of the most rewarding experiences!
Of course, if you cannot foster, funds are ALWAYS appreciated. You can donate at the “donate now” link at www.scoutshonor.org. In the description section, please indicate “BARC dogs” so we can earmark the donation. If you have trouble indicating the purpose of the donation (which can be an issue on PayPal), feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org that you made it. Checks are also welcomed and appreciated. Just make it payable to “Scout’s Honor” and mail it to 1302 Waugh Drive, #245, Houston, Texas 77019.
All of the dogs below (with the exception of a few of the ones that are in poor condition or are too young) are spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccinations and microchipped. Due to the number of dogs, we tried to keep the description of each short, but we have additional details and pics on each that we can provide.
Josie: Josie is a Shepherd mix of some sort who was at BARC for almost 2 months without being adopted. She is just a big goofy girl with lots of energy and lots of love to give. She loves to give hugs and just be close to you. Some mean person docked her tail, but that just means she will wag her nub so hard her butt will shake. Josey is about 2 years old, weighs about 85lbs and she is also potty trained.
Cooter: Cooter looks like he might be a Hound/Bernese Mountain Dog mix of some sort. He is a super friendly guy that loves attention. Cooter is about 2 years old, weighs about 80lbs and just wants a home where he can play and get lots of attention. He would be a great family dog and a great running partner Will you give him that home?
Dottie, Rudy, Rooney and Fly: Dottie is a super sweet but shy pit bull that was dropped off at BARC by her owner with her 3 babies. Poor Dottie was drug into BARC frightened, with a huge tow chain padlocked around her neck. Her owner just drug her and her babies in a left them to be euthanized. Lucky for her Scout’s Honor just couldn’t let her or her adorable babies stay at BARC. Her babies are 2 boys named Rudy (brown) and Rooney (white with black spots) and a girl named Fly (white with black spots). The pups are old enough to be seprated from their mom, so it is not necessary that a foster take all of them.
Georgia: Georgia is a sweet and dainty (35 lbs) Shepherd mix that was scheduled to be euthanized only hours after Scout’s Honor showed up at BARC this weekend. We couldn’t bear the thought of this little girl being euthanized so we snatched her from death row and introduced her to her new and promising future. Georgia is just precious and super friendly to all.
Hot Dog: Poor Hot Dog was turned in to BARC by his owner because they said he escaped. Here is an idea, how about don’t just leave him outside all the time unattended and have him neutered! Hot Dog is a little Rottweiler mix and because of his size we call him a Pocket Rott (only about 45lbs full grown at 2-3 years old). Hot Dog is a bit shy at first, but once you spend a few minutes with him and he realizes that you are friendly, he will warm up to you and even give you kisses.
Lola: Lola’s story is just plain sad. Lola was at BARC last spring and spent some time there and miraculously made it out by being adopted. After a few months or so with her new family, they got tired of her and just dropped her right back at BARC where she was sent to death row. Like Georgia, Lola was due to be euthanized only hours after Scout’s Honor saved her. Won’t you give Lola her third chance at life? You know the third time is the charm….
Kibble: (FOSTER FOUND FOR THIS CUTIE. THANK YOU!) Kibbles just arrived at BARC, but was in such bad shape that the vet let her out on an immediate medical release. She is a cute little scruffy girl. All she needs is a little TLC and some basic medication and she will look so beautiful. You know you want to be part of his success story. Kibbles is just a baby.
Frankie: Frankie is a little pit bull or pit bull mix. We aren’t 100% sure what he is because he has such bad mange that he just looks like a sickly miniature elephant with wrinkly gray skin. His mange will be easy to treat and in no time he will turn into a very handsome guy. Frankie too was set to be put to sleep on Saturday.
If you are interested in fostering or adopting any of these BARC babies, please contact us at email@example.com right away. These sweeties deserve to be in loving homes as soon as possible after the terror they no doubt experienced at BARC. To read about Scout’s Honor’s fostering procedures, please visit our website at www.scoutshonor.org. As always, Scout’s Honor pays all costs associated with fostering (including providing a crate), and if requested, the foster can receive a tax deduction receipt from Scout’s Honor for all of his or her own documented expenses related to fostering.
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