It's here, our last push of the year! This holiday season we are competing on Crowdrise, with the lofty goal of $100,000 to set us up for an epic 2019! This is a competition where an additional $100,000 of prize money is on the line, so please donate and share! Our pups and kittens thank you!
Houston, Texas has one of the worst animal overpopulation problems in the country. Due to massive overcrowding in our city's pounds, thousands of adoptable dogs and cats are killed every year. And it’s not because they are too sick to save – it’s because of a lack of space.
Who We Are
Founded in 2013, Rescued Pets Movement (RPM) gives these animals the second (and sometimes third and fourth) chance they deserve. Our goal is to provide rehabilitation crucial to improving their health, followed by transportation to reputable rescue partners in communities across the country with a need for adoptable pets.
What We Do
Less than five years ago, five people set out on a journey to make Houston a better place by saving animals from death row. They knew there had to be different and better options—in addition to spay and neutering and traditional rescue services—to significantly reduce the high euthanasia numbers in Houston-area shelters. Because Houston has an estimated 800,000+ stray dogs and cats roaming our streets, the need for a large-scale rescue partner was dire. That help came when those five people formed RPM. The journey of RPM was founded on the desire to create critical change. Since its inception in September 2013, it has grown to a force that has saved over 30,000 animals. By partnering with no-kill rescue groups and shelters all over the United States and Canada that have a need for adoptable pets, RPM has successfully implemented a true supply-and-demand model. This has grown the organization into the largest animal rehabilitation and transport program in the United States. RPM saves large numbers of animals from the Houston City Pound (BARC) and the Harris County Animal Shelter. This year alone, RPM estimates it will save over 7,500 animals. In less than 5 years, RPM has helped BARC increase its live release rate from just 45% to over 80% (and sometimes reaching over 90%). What was once thought impossible, RPM has made a reality. RPM has helped shed light and awareness on the growing stray problem in Houston while also being a champion for the animals already in our community today that need rescue. RPM proves these animals can and will be saved from senseless killing.