RPM NEEDS 2 MORE VANS TO SAVE EVEN MORE PETS!
~I hope you can take a look at the video (above) to learn more about Rescued Pets Movement (RPM) and see what a difference was made for a sweet "Tiger"~
In a nutshell, RPM’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 that have a need for adoptable pets. Yes, those places actually exist!
Thousands upon thousands of adoptable dogs and cats are killed every single year in Houston, TX — not because they are too sick to save, but because of a lack of space.
All pet rescue groups and shelters, throughout the Greater Houston area, are overburdened with animals. Many of these shelters are considered "high kill", meaning they euthanize up to 85% of the dogs and cats that enter their facilities.
BARC is the city’s pound—a shelter obligated by law to take all animals turned in and to pick up stray animals. BARC is receiving over 100 animals per day. The city is scrambling to implement better spay-and-neuter programs, but the hard truth is that it will take years to feel the positive effect of those programs. In short, the homeless animal problem here is overwhelming, and no program can even make a dent.
But there's good news. RPM’s founders came to realize that the best way to save these dogs and cats is to build solid relationships with reputable shelters and rescue groups in Houston and in areas of the United States where pet overpopulation does not exist. Then arrange transportation to get the animals moved to those places. 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%.
RPM is built on a simple yet profound concept: SUPPLY AND DEMAND
1. Homeless pets are rescued and placed in awesome foster homes!
2. They get tons of tender loving care. For some it's the first time ever!
3. Scheduled and wait their turn to be transported!
Because of strong spay-and-neuter programs, lack of a year-round breeding season, and a generally more positive attitude toward rescue animals, some cities in the US actually have a need for adoptable dogs and cats. Their city shelters are mostly empty, and there are no homeless animals roaming its streets. In those cities, rescue groups and shelters have space to spare. There are lines of families waiting to adopt, but there are simply not enough pets to go around.
Because of its innovative program and the thousands of hours invested by RPM’s dedicated and determined volunteers and foster families, there is now 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 move pets home.
Thank you for Joining the Movement. Thanks so much for donating!
Rescued Pets Movement is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the mission of saving thousands of death-row dogs and cats by rescue, rehabilitation, and transport to other areas of the nation that have a need for adoptable pets.