S.A.V.E Rescue Coalition was formed to help local animal rescue groups in the Houston Metro area work more effectively together for the purpose of reducing the homeless pet problem through Spay/Neuter, Adoption, Volunteering and Education. Our mission has expanded to provide rescue for at risk dogs and cats in the area with a network of hard working volunteers and fosters. We also provide an active TNR program for Feral Cats and a Community Outreach Spay/Neuter program for owned animals of lower income individuals.
Rescue Groups are the heart and soul of animal welfare. They save animals from local “high kill shelters”, rescue stray animals off the streets, and take animals from concerned citizens who need help with animals they have found.
They provide veterinary care, food, and safe, caring homes for these forgotten animals in a very cost effective way. This level of care is often not possible for the underfunded, overworked and overcrowded Houston Shelters.
Groups like S.A.V.E are manned by volunteers who juggle their own family, work and friends to make a difference for Houston’s homeless pets. While they save over 90% of all animals taken into their care they receive no taxpayer funds and depend entirely on donations.
S.A.V.E. acts as an independent Rescue. We take in many at risk animals that need medical care and other special attention including many animals that are out of time and are at immediate risk of being euthanized. We are the rescue of “last resort” for many animals.
In 2016 S.A.V.E. had 695 animals enter our program, 577 dogs and 118 cats. Of those animals, 606 were adopted, 23 returned to their owners, and 51 were transferred to our rescue partners in other areas of the country. 24 animals died in our care or were euthanized for terminal illness or as a result of complications from illness. Our live release rate for 2016 was 96.5%. Since inception as a rescue in November of 2013, over 3000 animals have been taken in by S.A.V.E. Rescue. In addition, we have funded spay/neuters for over 250 dogs and cats belonging to low income/low information pet owner. Our TNR Program has altered over 450 community cats.
In 2017, S.A.V.E. Rescue partnered with K-9 Angels, to purchase $120,000.00 of veterinary hospital equipment. We provide “pop up” clinics in areas of Houston where there are few low cost spay/neuter alternatives. Our program, THE EMPTY SHELTER PROJECT, had its first event on July 15th, and vaccinated, microchipped and altered 271 animals for FREE for lower income Houstonians. We have two more clinics for 2017 on October 7th and December 9th. Plans are to alter 300 animals at each event. 2018 plans call for 6 more clinics!
Inspired to help….There are MANY ways to help:
- Fostering allows us to Rescue more animals,
- Volunteering allows us to hold more Adoption Events, care for more Animals and Find more Homes
- Donating helps us fund Events, Medical Treatment and Care for our Adoptables.
To contact us:P.O.Box 790 Santa Fe, Texas 77517-0790 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org