SAVE RESCUE  is making a difference everyday.  

Report Card for S.A.V.E. Rescue Through June 30th 2017

These results are from inception, June 2012. SAVE made it’s first rescue from a shelter in

November of 2012 by taking 9 little dogs scheduled for euthanasia

3031 animals were taken from local shelters and off the street of the greater Houston metro area and placed into our adoption program. For many of these animals, SAVE was their last resort, as they were on their last days in shelters, or injured on the street. 2389 animals were adopted and 140 transferred to other rescue groups around the country and 92 more were returned to their owners.  We currently have 4 animals in hospice care with fosters.

SAVE hosts at least 2 adoption events each weekend. These events provide a way for the adoptable pets to be seen by the general public at retail stores, local businesses and special events. SAVE purchased a 26 ft self contained adoption trailer, the Maxmobile, which can be taken to businesses, fairs, and community gatherings to provide a climate controlled “adoption center” for adoptable pets.  This trailer was purchased by direct donations from the public and supporting businesses. It was recently loaned to a partner rescue to transport 45 animals to new homes.

SAVE has run an active program, “Pups on Planes”, to find homes for larger, less adoptable Texas dogs in the Northwest and Northeast United States and Southern Canada. In Since mid 2014, 301 dogs were sent to loving, permanent homes in these areas.  These dogs are transferred to their new homes via commercial and private planes and via commercial specialized ground transport. Most of these animals would have languished in local shelters with little or no interest. Our program has created a network of new adopters that are referring others to rescues in the Texas area to save even more dogs.

SAVE runs an active Trap-Neuter-Return program and has spayed and neutered over 580 feral or community cats. We have purchased 20 traps that are available for loan to citizens needing help with trapping and altering cats in their community. We are currently working in Ft Bend, Harris and Chambers county to target colonies and alter all the residents. Many kittens from this program enter our adoption program. In 2017 we increased the number of cats adopted by 150% year over year with the addition of two more catteries at our Petsmart adoption partners.  We have also started a “Barn Cat” program to locate semi-feral cats to barns and businesses  where they can “work” for their care by keeping down rats and snakes.  

SAVE has partnered with K-9 Angels Rescue to form “The Empty Shelter Project” and purchased $120,000.00 of veterinary equipment to provide FREE spay/neuter services in underserved areas of the Greater Houston area. At our first event 271 animals were altered in one day and received much needed vaccines and a microchip. We have 2 more booked before the end of the year that will allow us to alter at least 500 more animals for low income residents. This program attacks the root cause of the homeless pet problem in our area and provide much needed education to low information pet owners.

So far this  year we have purchased vaccines, heartworm and flea prevention for our foster animals and veterinary care totaling over $150,000.  This total includes all animals in our program being altered prior to adoption, as well as 5 orthopedic surgeries, one cataract surgery and two eye surgeries on cats, as well as many other medical issues.

2016 was the Inaugural “Ride a Hog-Save a Dog” charity motorcycle ride benefitting SAVE.  Our first ride netted over $12,000.00 in much needed funds for our rescued animals. We are already working on the second ride in September 16, 2017.

SAVE is certified as Guidestar Platinum rated charity for transparency of operations, as part of our mission to provide donors with the most information to make informed decisions about where their gifts go.  With your support we can make even more progress in the coming year.

With your continued support we can do more.