In operation since January of 2004, True Blue Animal Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing abused, neglected and abandoned animals, providing necessary rehabilitation services and locating great new forever homes. They have put significant resources towards developing working relationships with shelters and law enforcement agencies in nearby counties. Their ongoing efforts to provide low-cost spay-and-neuter services have directly led to a decrease in the number of strays and unwanted litters of dogs in Washington County. Similar efforts have helped to diminish feline overpopulation in a dozen nearby feral colonies.
This small-but-mighty rescue group also maintains a substantial volunteer base (10 officers and 20 members) who provide assistance in raising much-needed funding. With an extensive network of foster parents, True Blue has made a significant impact in their corner of the Lone Star State. In 2013, they fostered approximately 75 animals and expect to meet that benchmark this year, too. Successful adoptions last year beat the 100-mark, with 52 dogs, 14 cats, 18 horses and 17 donkeys finding new forever homes.
There’s no question that saving a life is noble, and it’s the primary enterprise of most rescue organizations. The immediacy of present problems – handling medical crises and providing for daily needs, such as shelter, food and attention – these activities take a great deal of time and energy. However, these are symptoms of a broader problem – namely, pet overpopulation. Simply put, there are just too many animals in need and not enough people adopting rescued pets. Like other ambitious groups, True Blue actively promotes spay-and-neuter procedures to put an end to the practice of euthanasia as an acceptable strategy for dealing with unwanted companion animals.
To really make a difference, to fundamentally change the future, the True Blue team is making an investment in the long view. At their Washington, TX facility, they offer an educational program that teaches children about proper animal care, the importance of developing compassion and empathy for all creatures, and techniques for building their own self-esteem. In a very real sense, these lucky children are learning to become informed pet parents and future advocates for animals. Aptly named ABLE - Animals Bridge Love and Education – True Blue has seen firsthand the dramatic impact this program has had in training tomorrow’s adults.
The award given by Dr. Jane’s Foundation has been allocated to the fund that covers the costs of alteration surgeries for their rescues. Our grant will help True Blue to continue providing this valuable service to their local community. DeAeth expressed sincere gratitude for our “generous gift”, adding that these funds have “helped us spay even more animals and find them homes”.
Here are just a few of the many animals that have been saved by the good works of True Blue Animal Rescue. In fact, everyone you see here is available for adoption … yes, including the horse!
If you or someone you know would be interested in supporting this superb organization, we encourage you to visit their website at t-bar.org (or call them directly at 936-878-2349). You never know … you could end up finding your new best friend!
Dr. Jane’s Foundation has provided funding to animal rescue groups all over America since 2007. Our non-profit wing could not have achieved what it has without the continued patronage of our customers and the contributions of individual donors. On behalf of all the dogs, cats, horses and donkeys now living in safe, caring environments thanks to True Blue Animal Rescue, we thank you for caring enough to make a difference.
If you’ve had experience with an animal rescue organization worthy of special recognition and financial support, please let them know that we are still accepting grant applications for 2014. Interested parties should email Regina@myhealthypetbiz.com … one of our customer service agents will be happy to share application details.