Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Contact is Cullen Anderson below or at cullen.richard.anderson@
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
CONTACT: Nicole, 832-868-4112 Nicole@sandbplumbing.com
Monday, February 20, 2012
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
Monday, January 16, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
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
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.