As we ring in 2021 we reflect back on what we accomplished in 2020 and what we can do even better in the New Year. Resolutions of course, and trying to live up to them as the year goes by.
Animal Shelter Volunteers of Texas is proud of all that was accomplished by our rescue since the inception of our group.
We started out as a small group of volunteers at a local shelter in 2010. We could see the desperate need for improvement to the policies and the care of the animals and that is when it all began! We sat around a table and discussed what we felt we needed to do and what we would call ourselves. Many names were discussed and we decided on Animal Shelter Volunteers because that’s what our focus was. But, we didn’t stop there – we imagined making a positive difference in the Shelter, which we did.
The Shelter did not allow fostering and our determination made that happen!! Our insistence caught the attention of Ozzy Osborne (Dock Line Magazine) and he wanted to help bring awareness, so have we have written a monthly article since 2010.
ASVT Made a Difference!!
We felt Montgomery County would be next with our focus. We are now involved with them, but we felt compelled to be Big and added TEXAS to our name because we felt we were on a mission and go for the entire state!
We now proudly network across Texas and beyond. We are a rescue with no boundaries!
Back to the present… we have come a long way from the early days of 2010. Early 2017 we moved our focus to concentrate on abandoned, homeless and injured community animals. Also a start with our Spay/Neuter Program.
Adoptions number more than 700 a year and we are proud to have been part of saving these pets lives and placing them in happy homes.
So by now you are thinking what more can ASVT do to help the animals? We move on to bigger and better things.
We are thankful for the number of businesses that host our weekly Adoption Events, Ransom’s Steakhouse, McCoy’s Building Supply, Pet Supplies Plus and B-52 Brewery. If you would like to host one of our events just send us an email.
These are just some of the pets ASVT has taken in and are available for adoption. If you are interested please visit our website and submit an Adoption Application.
WHY DO ANIMALS NEED FOSTER CARE?
Fostering saves two animals. The one you foster and the one that can now take the empty kennel left by your foster. Many times homeless pets are found on the streets having been dumped by uncaring humans or simply lost and don’t find their way back home. ASVT can take these pets into our rescue only if we have a foster home for them.
Whatever the reason, these pets need extra love and care before they can be adopted. Providing foster care can be a lifesaving gift for a homeless pet.
How about a family project? Fostering is a perfect way for a family to share the experience of rescuing, nurturing and finding a loving home for the pets in need. Worried about falling in love and not being able to part with your foster? Once you have adopted your foster to that perfect person or family you will feel the reward of saving a life. Yes, there have been times when fosters cannot part and they become affectionally known as “Foster Fails”… but as a rule loving families adopt these foster pets and live happily ever after. Is it an emotional rollercoaster? You bet, but it’s happy tears of joy and emotion when you save a life. It is a great lesson of empathy. FOSTERING IS A LIFELINE FOR THE RESCUE PETS! Please consider fostering and let us know if you prefer to foster puppies, kittens, dogs or cats! Just submit a Foster Application.
The stray animal population in our community and in all of Texas continues to multiply. The only solution is to spay/neuter as many as possible. We understand that not all pet owners can afford the expense of this surgery. ASVT is helping with this problem. Our Spay/Neuter Program is in place to help financially with getting these pets altered.
As always, we continue to find loving homes for the less fortunate animals found on our streets. ASVT takes in animals from abusive, neglected homes or stray situations. We take in animals regardless of their health issues and take on the medical expenses for that particular animal. What we do is provide the animal a temporary home through a network of animal foster parents who agree to take care of the animal until it is adopted.
HOW CAN YOU HELP US HELP THEM?
VOLUNTEER, FOSTER, DONATE!
You can visit our website to sign up to volunteer and/or foster and donate using our DONATE button. Donations help us pay for medical expenses, food, supplies and transporting animals to areas with high adoption needs.
ASVT also sponsors a Spay/Neuter Program for community animals whose owners cannot afford to have their pets altered. This helps decrease the rise of community puppies and kittens that will end up in the shelters.
The accomplishments of ASVT would not be possible without partners like Wiesner Automotive, Empire Electric, Ransom’s Steakhouse, Animal Hospital of Montgomery, Bruce and Toni Sellers, Dock Line Magazine and so many more.