Austin Subaru’s Wagathon Walkathon 2014 Participating Rescue Groups

Austin Pets Alive!

Our Mission: To promote and provide the resources, education and programs needed to eliminate the killing of companion animals.

1. Lone Star Shih Tzu and Lhasa Apso Rescue – Lone Star Shih Tzu & Lhasa Apso Rescue is an all volunteer organization founded in 1999. The organization focuses on the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of abandoned, abused and neglected shih tzu and lhasa apsos. The organization typically takes in the dogs no one else will take in such as those with broken bones, heartworms, demodex, punctured and missing eyes and other extreme, but manageable illnesses. LSSTLAR is a 501 (c) (3) organization which means your donation may be tax deductible.

2. All Texas Dachshund Rescue – As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, All Texas Dachshund Rescue shall provide financial assistance, as needed, for the costs associated with diagnostic and intervention medical procedures, including spay and neuter, for disabled Dachshunds; provide financial and educational assistance, as needed, for the purchase and use of necessary medical equipment such as wheel chairs (carts); provide sanctuary and adoption services for disabled Dachshunds at risk of destruction due to their disabilities, and provide assistance with the purchase of any other items needed to promote the quality of life of the disabled Dachshund. As we become able financially, we shall help raise and donate money to assist the public and other rescue organizations for downed Dachshund back surgeries.

3. PAWS of Austin Great Dane Rescue – PAWS’ mission is to prevent cruelty to all animals by promoting humane standards through education and example, to provide care and shelter for homeless animals, aid in the reduction of domestic animal overpopulation, and aid in the enforcement of laws, including the investigation of animal cruelty and abuse. Our main goal is to provide the best possible care for the animals while in our custody and finding them new permanent, loving homes. Our attempts to place homeless animals into good homes help not only the animal but also provide a new owner with a loving companion and possibly a memorable life experience.

4. Heart of Texas Lab Rescue – The Heart of Texas Lab Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)(3), all-volunteer organization based in Austin, Texas. Our mission is to rescue Labrador Retrievers from shelters, pounds, abandonment , and other situations, and place them in loving, caring homes. The HOT Lab Rescue serves Austin, San Antonio, and surrounding areas. It is HOTLR’s policy to accept and place dogs ONLY in the state of Texas. All Labradors are neutered/spayed, current on shots, and heartworm negative prior to being put up for adoption.

5. Wayside Rescue and Sanctuary – Great Pyrenees – The Rescue part is more or less a half-way rehabilitation habitat for Pyrs who have been surrendered to kill shelters, abandoned, neglected or abused–yet Pyrs that can ultimately be adopted by families and become a loving and contributing family member. A respite at the Ranch allows them to gain their bearings, get medical treatment they might need–spaying or neutering, vaccinations, microchipped, and to get their tummies full. The Sanctuary part is for Pyrs who cannot be reintegrated or integrated into a family life. These Pyrs will spend the remaining years of their lives at the Sanctuary. These are the Pyrs who have been too severly neglected or abused to trust humans again, feral Pyrs who have been left behind to survive-or not, on abandoned ranches and farms and those who are just too old to adapt to another new environment. They live out the rest of their lives as pampered members of the Ranch Community.

6. Hound Rescue – Hound Rescue is an all volunteer organization with all of our fosters in volunteers homes. We are always looking for additional venues to broaden the communities view on rescue groups and how important they are! In the past years the number of medical issues have increased dramitically causeing us to be more selective on who we can help – any additional fundraising allows us too save more hounds!! Since Hound Rescue’s inception we have rescued on average 50-70 hounds per year for the last 4 years. We are an all-volunteer organization that relies solely on individual donations to rescue the hounds. We spend over 90% of these donations on medical treatments to prepare these rescues for their forever homes. All of our dogs are vaccinated, spayed or neutered, tested for heartworms (and treated if necessary) and micro chipped.

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