RESCUE GROUPS – 2012
Austin Subaru’s Wagathon Walkathon 2012 Participating Rescue Groups
Our Mission: To promote and provide the resources, education and programs needed to eliminate the killing of companion animals.
1. Austin Boxer Rescue – Austin Boxer Rescue, located in Austin Texas, is a non-profit organization that branched off from Lone Star Boxer Rescue of Houston. ABR is made up entirely of volunteers who are dedicated to removing dogs from bad situations and placing them into loving permanent homes. We receive dogs from shelters, owners, and dogs found as strays and our volunteers take them into their homes. We do not have a shelter or a facility. Our rescued dogs are rehabilitated medically, socialized and are taught basic manners. We service Austin, San Antonio, Temple, and the surrounding areas.
2. German Shepherd Rescue – We are a rescue organization that strives to save as many German Shepherds and German Shepherd mixes as possible from neglect, abuse, and premature death. We give dogs the chance to have the good life they deserve through rescue, adoption, referrals, and behavior counseling.
3. Austin Sheltie Rescue – The Austin Sheltie Rescue is the result of a cooperative effort by people in the Central Texas area to find permanent loving homes for abandoned, stray, or unwanted Shetland Sheepdogs.
4. Central Texas Dachshund Rescue – Central Texas Dachshund Rescue was started in September of 2000. Our membership has grown yearly, providing more foster families and volunteers to help find loving, forever homes for our dachshunds.
5. Wee Rescue – Wee Rescue is an Austin, Texas based non-profit, 501(c)3 all-volunteer organization that rescues Pekingese, Lhasa Apsos, and Shih Tzus that are unwanted or neglected dogs, regardless of age or medical condition. We only adopt to loving families in the Austin area.
6. 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.
7. Williamson County Animal Shelter – The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS) is located on approximately five acres on the Inner Loop in Georgetown just to the east of the entrance to the county’s Juvenile Services building. The shelter is a collaborative effort between the county and participating cities of Round Rock, Cedar Park, Leander and Hutto.
9. Texas Great Pyrenees Rescue – Texas Great Pyrenees Rescue (TGPR) is a 501.c.3 not for profit organization dedicated to the protection and rescue of Great Pyrenees in Texas and surrounding areas.
10. Cocker Spaniel Rescue of Austin/San Antonio – Cocker Spaniel Rescue of Austin / San Antonio is a 501(c)(3) all-volunteer nonprofit organization working to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome cocker spaniels in central Texas (and sometimes beyond). By adopting, making a donation or opening your home to a foster, you can help us save lives!
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. Weimaraner Rescue of Texas – Weimaraner Rescue of Texas – OUR MISSION is the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of Weimaraners from animal shelters, found stray, abandoned, neglected and abused. We educate the public on responsible pet ownership, and promote spay/neuter. We are dedicated to end the tragedy of pet over-population by opposing puppy mills, pet stores selling live animals, and irresponsible over-breeding of companion animals.