Hi friends.. I encourage you to watch the video to really understand who we are!
Rescued Pets Movement's mission is to provide a second chance for thousands of homeless dogs and cats through rescue, rehabilitation, and transport to forever homes in communities throughout the country.
Help us control pet overpopulation in Houston
In Houston, Tx there are approximately 800,000 to 1 million homeless dogs and cats roaming our streets. The city's rescue groups and shelters are so overburdened with animals, they struggle to help. Not many people are looking to adopt because the city is already overrun with animals needing homes. The multiple kill shelters around the city are euthanizing up to 85% of the dogs and cats that enter their facilities because they have nowhere to put them. The city's pound (a shelter obligated by law to take all animals turned in and to pick up strays) is receiving over 100 animals daily. In short, the homeless animal problem is overwhelming, and no program can make a dent. As a result, thousands of adoptable dogs and cats are killed every single year... not because they are too sick to save, but because of a lack of space.
Now imagine another city - Because of strong spay-and-neuter programs, lack of a year-round breeding season, and a more positive attitude toward rescue animals, this city actually has a need for adoptable pets.. the city's shelters are mostly empty, and there are no homeless animals roaming the streets. In this city, rescue groups and shelters have space to spare. Here, there are lines of families waiting to adopt, but there are not enough pets to go around. RPM transports more than 800 pets a month to cities like this; giving these animals a second chance at life.
Rescued Pets Movement (RPM) was founded in Houston, Texas. Depressed and exhausted from trying to save pets, the founders created RPM to bring the supply in Houston to the demand in other states. After working with various rescue groups for many years, RPM's founders came to realize that the best way to save these dogs and cats is to build relationships with reputable shelters/rescue groups in Houston and in areas of the US where pet overpopulation does not exist, and arrange transportation to get the animals there. To that end, RPM partnered with the Houston city pound and has helped change the face of rescue in Houston. Because of this partnership, in just over 5.5 years, RPM has saved more than 35,000 death-row dogs and cats and has been instrumental in increasing the pound's SAVE rate from a mere 45% to a high of 90% ! Because of our innovative program and the thousands of hours invested by RPM's volunteers and foster families, there is now actually hope in Houston for our homeless pets.
RPM still has much more work to do
There are more animals waiting to find their second chance. We hope you will join our movement and help us save these animals who deserve a loving home.
*Rescued Pets Movement is a 501(c)(3) organization