Wednesday, May 16, 2012

More pics new white puppy in 5th

New White Puppy in 5th

This puppy will not live long where she is. I had to leave her because I have no place to take her. Please share and if we get a commitment, she can be saved! She is tiny, about 7lbs. Very young.

Puppies! Katy has 'em

A young lady contacted me one day a month ago, asking help for her 80 year old mother who was a dog rescuer and spent her own money saving dogs and puppies in her area of town.  She had three black puppies she was trying to find homes for.  By the time I talked to her a couple of times, the mom had found homes.  She was very particular and did not want to take to any place that could not guarantee no euthanizing ever.  This weekend, the mom called me herself. She knows this man who has a shop near a trailer park, and it seems he is the one bringing her puppies to help rescue from the park.  This time he had 17 puppies!  We all know how puppy season slams us each year... but this was more than the mom could bear... Her name is Lucille.  She has asked me to help her and I offered to try. She has sent me photos, and I need lots of help sharing them so we can get them rescued.  Then that trailer park needs some INTERVENTION!  Here are the photos, there is one pitty mama with 11 pups that all look choco lab.  Then there are 6 others and a border collie mix that Lucille loves and wants to find a good home for.  Please review the photos and share, and I can put you in touch with her.  She only wants to help the dogs and has been spending her (fixed) income on vetting them herself.  Let's help Lucille, she is a real trooper to give it a try.  Katy rescues, please dig deep and help us out!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Pet Vaccination Services

Mobile Vaccination Clinics that visit areas around Houston and provide low cost vaccines for pets. Check out the schedule here

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Houston, TX: Spayed Hound/Pointer Mix Needs Rescue

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Contact is Cullen Anderson below or at

My name is Cullen Anderson and my family found this hound/pointer mix had wandered onto our property recently and we feel that she was dumped nearby. She has been spayed and seems in good health. She did not have a collar or microchip. We posted fliers in hopes of someone claiming her but since then we feel that she was abandoned. We do not have room for her as we already have 5 dogs to begin with and she has recently begun chasing our cats and we fear that they will run off due to her. We hope that you will be able to place her either at your facility or be able to find someone who would like her. You can contact the Andersons at (281) 346-1512 for any further information.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Houston, TX: Sweet Beagle X Girl with Medical Needs a Rescue!

This sweet Beagle x girl of about 4 yrs was found living in a mall parking lot in Humble Tx. The tenderhearted lady who picked her up, after seeing her there for a few weeks, is unemployed. This baby was found to have 2 hernias on her back (where vet feels she was probably bitten by another dog at one point), and an in...guinal hernia that very much needs to be fixed asap. The lady is not able to afford this much needed help to this baby and is desperate to find a rescue to take her in so she knows she is safe. She is a very sweet girl, and according to the mall people was dumped there a few mths ago with 2 other dogs that have since disappeared. We are begging for a safe place for this girl to go to have a chance at a future and a chance to get the needed help she needs. I am trying to help, it is so obvious she has suffered neglect and has been thrown away. Please share with anyone that may be able to help this girl. She is on limited time. CONTACT:

Houston, TX: Active, Nature-Loving Pitty Girl Needs a Rescue!

Found this past Friday 2/24 mid-morning, literally following in our marketing agent into Randall’s at Kirkwood & West Airport, currently known as “FAITH”, who is black and white, about 40lbs, medium sized, vibrant, beautiful in all her conformation, face, whata tail, ears, muzzle, feet – she’s the “whole shabang!” She is fearless, NOT timid at all. Bathes well, responds to commands, urinates a bit frequently (she marks like a male), super gentle yet does NOT know her own strength. My daughter (7) and I took her camping with us this past weekend and aside from the powerful “mushing” we both exhausted ourselves through, she was a “10” and we all kept each other warm. Sunday proved MUCH better walking, as long as my daughter stayed shoulder level with her or barely behind, everyone hiked in harmony. She did track every scent, even sniffing out a snake which struck but did not make contact. She listened to every bird, every rustle, watched every motion of both nature & companions. She is keenly aware of her surroundings – unlike any pup I have met in my life – she’s super smart and I want to train her to ready for adoption. She is dominant, a leader, a protector for sure. Obedient (less the HARD playful biting and jumping) and intelligent, leaving little to question whats going on in her mind.
CONTACT: Nicole, 832-868-4112

Monday, February 20, 2012

Letting Go...Buddy

I only knew two Schnauzers before this weekend. They were bratty and spoiled and sounded like human babies being squished to death pretty much all the time. Did not like those dogs. Or their owner, for that matter.

Sunday, I ran across this little guy. 20# of pure stinky, matted, fur. No telling how long it had been since he had a good bath, even his feet were a tangled mess. I was on my way somewhere, I did not have time, I did not know Schanuzer people, did not even like Schnauzers much. He was dashing back and forth across Blackhawk road near Pearland, following first one person and then another. I pulled up and dumped some food. He ate and came right to me. In the car he went and rode with me ALL DAY. Not a peep out of him. Only two stomach fulls of food, but I don't blame him. It was a long day in the car.

I had to take him home as no one was reachable. I was in the dog house and the dog was in the garage. I had been warned "no more strays" about 25 strays ago. It is a common rescuer's story.

After a day and a half of trying to find him a rescue, someone donated a vet visit. Someone else passed to a friend and so on. Finally, Buddy has a rescue! I get to drop him off at their boarding facility tomorrow morning! He is healthy, HW neg, and vaccinated!

What could we get done if all rescues cooperated, took turns with the shelters and, in the spirit of cooperation for the greater good, share the expense and glory of rescuing animals in a city that casts them off as an expense we cannot afford?

After the rescue notified me, I got Buddy's papers all together, his toy, his brush and a bag of his favorite food. His pillow. His too big collar and matching leash. I start to worry, will he be ok? Will the boarding place understand that he is scared because he was dumped and he hates to be alone even for a second? Will they take care that he can see someone at all times? Be patient with him as he learns "off" as he loves to jump on people. I will tell them all this stuff. But I am worried. What if they are mean to him? Then it dawns on me.

I love him.

Less than 48 hours and I love this little Schnauzer that threw up 4 times in two days inside my car (and once on the dashboard). He is my... well, my little Buddy. For a day, my rescue buddy. My sidekick.

Boarding place, please don't be mean to Buddy.

I will be watching.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Pearl's Story: She needs a home!

This is Pearl. Pearl was tied up in front of Walmart and then the people that tied her up tried to run over her in front of everyone before leaving her. She is probably around 9-12months old. Spayed female and current on her shots. I think she would be better as an only dog until she has had some training. She has an endless amount of energy, would really be good for someone that jogs.She seems to be a Pharaoh Hound mix. She has a small tendency to herd, nipping at your feet (not really nipping). She will be a good dog, just needs some training. She shows no food aggression and seems to like people and not too sure about the cats. She runs at mine but hasn’t attacked them, yet.I am moving out of state at the end of April and need to find a new foster/forever home for her. I have four of my own and I’m lucky to be able to take them with me (told him it was a package deal from the beginning). Please contact Charla Morin at 281-276-6281 or

Big Red Needs a Home!

This is Big Red, a pit bull or majority pit. He is about 5 - 6 years old. He has lead a hard life, neglected, starved, shot at, cast out. He was recently rescued from terrible living conditions. He is Heartworm positive but on a soft treatment. He is neutered and up to date on his shots. His teeth aren’t great, one canine is broken and the rest are pretty dull. He has bullet pellets in his elbow and will suffer with rheumatoid arthritis for the rest of his life.He has livened up since we rescued him and started taking care of him but still looks sad. He loves attention. I would say he needs to be an only dog and cats are NOT GOOD for him. He stiffens up when you pet him, just because he isn’t sure what you are going to do to him. He is very smart and falls easily into routines. I would also think that he is primarily a woman’s dog although he seems to like my son who is 19(he has a calm temperament), could be due to treatment from males in the past. Shows no food aggression.I am moving out of state at the end of April and need to find a new foster/forever home for him. I have four of my own and I’m lucky to be able to take them with me (told him it was a package deal from the beginning). Contact Charla Morin at Office: 281-276-6281 / Fax: 281-276-6175 .

Monday, January 16, 2012

R.I.P Ginger: Mykawa District Erupts in Dog Shootings

Last night, someone or multiple someones went on a shooting spree in the Mykawa district where Backstreet Brutality Relief & Rescue (BBRR) operates. Our beloved Ginger, a pitty mom who just came back from her spay surgery on Saturday, was killed. She still had pups who were nursing.

The day before, on Saturday, on of the patrollers for BBRR reported finding a brand new plastic dog crate with a dead blue nose pit bull inside. The dog had just been shot, as the blood was still flowing from two gunshot wounds to his face. He was healthy and perfect except for being dead. Had a chain and masterlock collar on. Bullet holes in the crate showed the cowardice of the murderers, as he never even stood a chance to save himself by running away.

Violence against pit bulls is not new. This city has countless tales and reports of pit bull fighting rings, where the dogs are routinely killed if they do not perform. There are tales of nearby "Massacre" sites such as the one in Crosby, TX; north of here where mindless shooting of puppies for target practice is routine. No one can explain why these things happen, except that humans can be cruel.

We hope that there is no relation to the recent news story (aired last night on late news, and all weekend) where a pit bull allegedly killed a 1 year old infant while at his grandmother's home. There are many stories like these that come out, and just as many where the cause of death was really a lack of supervision of the child and or the dog but the caregivers. But these stories still serve to incite the wrong kind of people to the wrong kind of action.

We intend to ask Houston police to investigate this incident. We hope that they will be fair in recording at least the occurrence in case it becomes a habit out there. This place is known for dozens of dumped dogs each year, dead and alive, out in the open, and in black trash bags.

There is a great respect for livestock in Texas, and dogs are considered livestock here. At least we hope that these murderers will be caught and dealt with like a cattle rustler or horse thief.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

City Slickers- Horse Strangles to Death in Neighborhood

On Christmas Eve, one of our 5th Ward Rescue feeders came upon this scene in the rain. Where a horse had been tethered to a telephone pole, and managed to wrap herself around it enough times to shorten the length. In order to move around, she had to stand in a ditch. She stood there, said one witness, for"2 or 3 days".

By yelling and screaming and calling the police, the volunteers were able to get the HPD to send someone out, as the SPCA and HHS people were off for the holidays. (The emergency cruelty phone number was on voicemail). Two very nice policemen came out and forced the caretaker to put her back into his own yard or face a fine. This girl was finally able to move around again. The 5WRescue bought hay for her and she was eventually moved to the owner's friends' farm (or so they said).

Not so lucky for the horse that was discovered dead in a ditch today, in the 5th Ward (Link to Graphic Photo; view at your own peril).

During the Christmas Eve incident, HPD said that the residents of the area do this kind of thing" all the time". By that they mean that instead of being fed hay and feed, the owners tether the horses in vacant lots to graze, and move them around every couple of days to avoid getting cited. I know that at first, no one would admit to knowing who owned Mercedes. But eventually, the caretaker showed up when he saw the HPD officers with the horse untethered, I presume he thought they were confiscating the horse. In the days after Mercedes was moved, volunteers continued to notice horses in lots, tethered without hay or water, and moved around on an irregular basis. They all had ribs showing, or hips jutting out. One even had an "open case" on it, according to one humane group, and they were attempting to find the owner. There are many horses in that area. More that you would think, being inside the city limits.

Today's horse died a horrible grisly death. One that would have befallen Mercedes had the rescuers not intervened. She was tethered to a pole, and managed to wrap herself around the pole enough times so that she choked to death in the ditch. She might have been afraid from the recent storms. But she had pulled the tether tight enough to cause bleeding on her neck and she died in bloody misery.

This is a residential area, folks, not an isolated paddock in the country. Someone saw this horse struggling. Someone saw this horse die. Probably many someones. No one did a single thing to help her. I will never understand this.

Overworked-understaffed-underbudgeted-not-my-department-and-oh-by-the-way-this-is-Texas-and-we-do-what-we-want-with-our-property aside, this is the suckiest thing I have ever seen. And I am ashamed that humans allowed this to happen. In 2012. In a freaking metropolitan city, Oil Patch, USA. I am ashamed of Texans, and Houstonians.

Well, here is my Texas showing; This ain't over. Not by a damn site.

But I do want someone just to tell me why, until now, "it happens all the time" has been a reason not to do anything about it. It is not enough anymore. It should never have been.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Moonpie is looking for that perfect home!

Meet Moonpie. She is a 1.5-2 yr old Black Mouth Cur Mix who is in need of a great permanent home. She was found in Fall of 2011 at a park on Cullen Drive in Houston. By day she wandered around and hung out near people, but at night that park was not safe for her. She had been dumped soon after giving birth as she was in the process of drying her milk when she was found. She is a loving and friendly dog to any people who will be kind to her. She loves to be petted and will take a tummy rub from anyone! She loves to run, and be outside a lot, but is nervous in a crate for long periods. She is adorable and very loyal. She gets along with other dogs as long as they are not too high energy or aggressive, as she will fight back. Also, she does not get along well with cats. Her ideal home would be with a person or family without children or with children old enough to know how to treat a dog (not pull her ears or tail as she will not be happy). She would be happy indoors part time and outdoors part time. Please contact us to meet this beauty. She is a loyal and loving dog. She is spayed and up to date on all of her
vaccinations and HW prevention. She is HW negative.


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Mr. Gable Needs a New Foster

Male Hound Mix, 5 mos old, 30 lbs.

We are in need for a new foster for "Gable" one of the Trash Pile Pups from the Backstreet (Mykawa/Sunnyside) area. He was picked up with his siblings on Christmas Day after his sister, Sunflower was struck and killed by a hit and run driver. They had been dumped about 6-8 weeks earlier on a common dumping road in the Backstreet Zone.

He has now decided to cause a ruckus among his co-fosters, and really needs to be fostered by someone with no other dogs or a much larger dog. He is very sweet with people, and large dogs. He causes problems with his sibling (who is submissive) and a foster pitty who is about his size. He will be neutered soon, and this may help a lot.

Please share and help us find a place for Gable he is a very handsome dog and will make the right person a great pet! Contact