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Volunteers Needed for the October 7th THE EMPTY SHELTER PROJECT – Spay & Neuter Event

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

It’s time to sign up to volunteer
at next month’s
The Empty Shelter Project’s
spay and neuter event!

When: October 7th, 2017 (Saturday)
Where: Heritage Hall
1025 Oates Rd.
Jacinto City, TX 77029 

  
The Empty Shelter Project will be conducting a free Spay and Neuter event
at the Heritage Hall building on October 7, 2017.
The plans are to accomplish about 300 dog and cat spay and neuter surgeries.
Along with the spays and neuters, each animal will also receive
free vaccinations and a microchip.

There are multiple shifts available both on the day of the event
and on the days leading up to the event.


To sign up, go to the link below and follow the steps.

https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2000740/true#/invitation

PLEASE use an e-mail address that you check OFTEN,
as this will be our main line of communication with you.

If you are a Vet or Vet Tech and want to volunteer –
please send email to miller@theemptyshelterproject.org

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Harris County Shelter – Part II

K-9 Angels Rescue went to help clean up at HCPH for the second time yesterday.  We were so surprised when Miranda Lambert’s Mutt Nation arrived at HCPH.  They took 71 dogs!  It allowed the staff to get the shelter extra clean and ready for hurricane relief. Thank you to everyone who helped!

 K-9 Angels Rescue – Houston, TX 

By Mary Tipton
with Melissa Carson, Natalie Freed Yeager, Brian Yeager, Randall Kissling

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Image may contain: one or more people and outdoorThis black cat has a hair fetish.  He really liked blondie here.

 

Image may contain: 1 person, standing and shoesBy day 2, we were pretty good at cleaning crates the right way. Humberto says we still need to learn to move faster.

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Dr. Alexx DeCrosta works so hard to save cats. She is my hero.

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Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, standingIn the middle of it all, Dr. Victoria Martin is trying to get me to take a mange pup.

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This girl’s ears looked as if someone had cut the flaps to look pierced.
She was afraid to be touched. Dogs should not be hurt by humans.

In case anyone would like to donate to this sweet lady’s Strut Your Mutt page!
🙄   bit.ly/tanksmom  🙄

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Image may contain: one or more people, people standing and shoesNew kennel attendant, Melissa Carson, needs a little more training
and a lot less backtalk!  🙂

Image may contain: 5 people, tree and outdoorMutt Nation loaded and ready to leave. Thank you!

 

 

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K-9 Angels coming together to take care of our furry community

Monday August 28 2017

K-9 Angels volunteers deliver food and 175 crates
to the convention center shelter for evacuees’ pets.

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 K-9 Angels Rescue – Houston, TX 

 

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Harris County Shelter – The days of Harvey

Just because we’re in the middle of a hurricane, doesn’t mean the animal shelters can shut down.  Harris County animal shelter put out a plea for volunteers to help, so 4 of us from K-9 Angels Rescue – Houston, TX showed up this morning to clean.  Best way to get over my hurricane hangover 

Instead of hunkering down at home with their families, the shelter has a skeleton crew to care for and monitor the cats and dogs stuck there during this bad weather.  The staff even has several people spending the night at the shelter every night until the storm passes.  If that’s not dedication, I don’t know what is.  I don’t know many people that would be willing to do that, yet they were all smiles, as usual, because these animals are their passion.

The amazing HCPH staff cares so much for these homeless, unwanted, discarded and forgotten animals, but we can’t get cats adopted at all.  The adoption fee is $0 this month. They’re free.  Fully vetted – fixed, chipped, vaccinated.
65 cats are ready to go.  Nobody wants them.  They literally can’t give them away.

Please tell your friends to go adopt a cat and save a life.  It’s heartbreaking seeing these beautiful animals counting down their days in such a terrifying place.  Because the truth is that there won’t be space to hold them forever.  And more just keep coming in.

If we can get on the road in the morning, we’re going to clean again.  If you’re a current HCPH volunteer, we’d love you to come help.  It’s the least we can do.

By Melissa Carson
with Mary Tipton, Natalie Freed Yeager, Randall Kissling, April Herrera, Kiersten Thoma

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Helping Paw – FUZZ BUZZ

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Even as seasoned rescuers, we still get shocked by the condition some of these pups are in when we find them.
Two days ago (June 5 2017) someone found this puppy all alone by a dumpster and turned him into the Harris County animal shelter.  He has a large open wound on his back that was completely infested with maggots.  The maggots literally ate holes deep into his body.  Apart from the maggots, he was anemic, emaciated, covered in fleas… and only 3 weeks old.  He should still be nursing from his mom but he was all alone.  Literally thrown out with the trash.

We don’t know how he ended up by the dumpster, and it really doesn’t matter now.  As soon as the incredible veterinarians at the shelter told us about him and how long it took them to pull the maggots out of his tiny body, we knew we had to help.

He is with one of our most experienced bottle-baby fosters since he requires around the clock syringe feedings.  He has had multiple vet visits already to make sure we’re controlling his terrible infection.  At only 3 weeks old and 1.5 pounds we have to be incredibly careful with the drugs we use; many can be harmful to his young kidneys and liver.  He’s on multiple medicines and hydrotherapy, but he is still so terribly uncomfortable.  He only finds it easy to sleep while his foster mommy is holding him. 💔

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We have high hopes for this little fighter, even though his prognosis is still guarded.  We will do everything we can for him because he deserves a full life and a happy ending.  If you would like to donate to his care, please do. We will need it to cover his already piling medical bills.
> If you’d like to donate via PayPal (which also allows non-PayPal folks to use a credit card) please go to THIS LINK.
> If you’d like to donate with a check, please note in the memo
“for FUZZ BUZZ” and mail it to:
K-9 Angels Rescue – 9415 Winsome Ln. Houston TX 77063
> and/or subscribe to become a K-9 Angels Guardian at THIS LINK to provide for FUZZ BUZZ now and future Helping Paw needs!

His foster mommy has named him Fuzz Buzz: he’s fuzzy in the front and buzzed in the back.  We believe he is a small breed but won’t know for sure until he gets bigger and stronger.  And we pray he will.  Soon.

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K-9 Cares Academy UPDATE

WHEN: December 1st, Class starts at 7pm
WHERE: 5533 Weslayan (next to Chuck E. Cheese’s)

K-9 Angels is an all-breed rescue, but also an all-inclusive life saving operation which includes education on spaying and neutering!

Part of our mission statement is to educate the public about the importance of this life-saving procedure to decrease the number of unwanted animals crowding the streets and shelters.  Join us December 1, 2016 as we lead a class which is free and open to the public on how to talk to anyone about fixing their pets.  A listing of free and low-cost services in the area will be provided.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

6:30pm meet and greet

7pm meeting start

5533 Weslayan St. Houston, TX 77005

*Please note this class is typically held every 3rd Thursday of the month but has been changed for the holiday season. There will be no class November 17th or December 15th. Please check the K-9 Angels Facebook for future dates.

These classes are open to the public and cover the following:

– How to have positive, non-judgmental conversations about spaying and neutering and pet care with animal owners.
– What to do when you find a dog.  Debunking shelter myths.
– Some basic pet care words in Spanish to aide in conversations with Spanish speakers.
– Comprehensive listing of low-cost or free services available in the Houston/Harris County areas.

This class and resources will be geared towards dogs, but can be useful for cat lovers as well!  This can be a great opportunity for rescue groups to network and get to know each other.

We hope to see you there!  If you cannot make this date, look out for the next one!

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K-9 Cares Academy

K-9 Angels Rescue would like to present:  K-9 Cares Academy!

** Class starts at 7p, meet and greet starts at 6:30p**
5533 Weslayan  Houston TX 77005

This class will be offered the 3rd Thursday of every month, is open to the public, and will cover the following:

– How to have positive, non-judgemental conversations about spaying and neutering and pet care with animal owners.
– What to do when you find a dog.  Debunking shelter myths.
– Some basic pet care words in Spanish to aide in conversations with Spanish speakers.
– Comprehensive listing of low-cost or free services available in the Houston/Harris County areas.

This class and resources will be geared towards dogs, but can be useful for cat lovers as well!

This can be a great opportunity for rescue groups to network and get to know each other.  Please share!

We hope to see you there!

This class will be held the 3rd Thursday of every month.  If you cannot make this date, look out for the next one!

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