a Project of K-9 Angels Rescue
The constraints that the pandemic brought on gave us an opportunity to evaluate where our time, energy and resources are spent. While continuing to offer adoptions we are emphasizing spay/neuter and transport. In an effort to save as many dogs and cats as possible we have partnered with a number of rescues and shelters in northern states where they do not have the homeless and stray population that we are experiencing in Houston. Many of these partners have approved adopters waiting for a new furry friend. With the help of a generous donor we purchased a transport van and have successfully transported ~200 dogs/cats since 1Q21.
In 2017, K-9AR started The Empty Shelter Project (TESP). We have always said that we will never adopt our way out of this problem and this last year allowed us to realize our efforts may be better spent on the prevention of unwanted litters which ultimately leads to many homeless and stray animals in the Houston area. To date, TESP has prevented ~43,000 first generation dogs/cats from entering the streets of Houston. We continue to expand TESP and always have a great need for foster homes to help us prepare the animals for transport to our rescue and shelter partners.
We are, and always will be, a 100% volunteer based organization and 100% of donations will continue to go directly to the animals in our program and our spay/neuter expenses. K-9AR feels strongly that this new direction will have a greater impact on Houston's stray animal problem. We hope that you will continue to follow and support us in our journey forward!
K-9 Angels Rescue
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