1st Rodeo Dog Rescue Calendar
There are so many great rescue dogs, rescue dog owners and of course, rescue organizations. We are creating this 1st Rodeo Dog Rescue Calendar to bring awareness to the great work that rescue organizations do, and to the amazing stories of dogs and their rescuers. Meet the rescue dogs of 2019!!
JANUARY: Elsa the Blue Nose Pit Bull
Elsa was rescued on the streets of northwest Houston by Community Animal Support Team on New Year’s Eve 2017. She had been hit by a car and required immediate surgery. The rescue group solicited funds online and raised enough money to cover her vet bills. She was made immobile following surgery for a month.
Mike met Elsa in mid March 2018 after having lost his pit bull Sandy two months earlier. He was looking for a rescue pit that was child and animal friendly so that she could safely come to court and interact with children in the foster care system and those confined to juvenile facilities.
Until she began playing at the dog park in May 2018, she essentially used only 3 of her legs. By October 2018 she was able to use all 4 legs with barely an indication of her back injured leg.
Elsa currently teaches an empathy-based class in juvenile secure facilities in Harris County through a program called Healing Species, Texas.
For more information on Community Animal Support Team please contact 713-409-8693, or find them on Facebook.
FEBRUARY: Webster the Great Dane/Boxer/Lab Mix
Webster came home with Annalee on February 17, 2018. Weeks earlier, Houston Pets Alive! rescued him from a “kill list” and he’d found a temporary home with two wonderful dog lovers, Kelly and Paul. When Annalee first emailed Kelly to ask about Webster, she was told there was something truly special about him, and Kelly wanted to make sure he went to the right person. Annalee is grateful to have been that person. She admits that their first months together were pretty rocky. Webster had extreme anxiety and refused to get in a car, cross a bridge or ride in an elevator - which made apartment living in Montrose difficult. And Webster was a chewer, and a big one. Annalee and Webster stumbled upon the neighborhood dog park and became regulars, gaining new friends and new confidence in each other. They recently celebrated “Gotcha Day” with old and new friends and Annalee feels that this February was so much warmer and brighter than those before.
Bridges are still off limits, though.
In 2018 Houston Pets Alive! saved 2,632 cats and dogs from euthanasia and 303 from other programs, bringing the total lives saved to 2,935. Adoption hours at the doc and cat adoption centers (8620 and 8710 Stella Link Road, respectively) are 12-6pm Fridays through Tuesdays.
For more information, please visit www.houstonpetsalive.org or follow them on FB /houstonpetsalive14, or Instagram @houstonpetsalive, and Twitter @HOUpetsalive.
MARCH: Coming Soon
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