Ales for Tails…Help Us Help Them

By: Ruby Cross, Animal Shelter Volunteers of Texas, 501c3 (ASVT)

It’s time for Ales for Tails, and we invite everyone to join us at Ransom’s Steakhouse in Montgomery on May 4

This event is Animal Shelter Volunteers of Texas (ASVT) biggest fundraiser of the year to help the homeless animals of our community.

This year includes a special guest speaker, pet adoptions and lots more! Mark your calendar and stay tuned for more details on ASVT Facebook page and website: &

Here are some memories from last years event!

Spring is bringing so many puppies into ASVT. But, our fostersare not limited to puppies. We are an “all breed” rescue so whatever size you are looking for we will most likely have in one of our foster homes.

Many of these fosters will be on stage at Ales for Tails available for adoption. Now is the time to find that new best furry friend.

ASVT’s commitment to helping the homeless animals of our community continues daily and everyday more animals found in need is endless.

Meet some ASVT fosters that will be at Ales for Tails. If you would like to get a head start and meet one of these cuties before the event just visit our website and submit an Adoption Application.

ASVT Has No Boundaries…

Meet Ruby! She is an Australian Shepherd mix puppy. Her Texas roots will be moving to Vancouver, Canada. Her adopter flew all the way to Houston the take this adorable little girl back with her. We love to see our foster pets so loved their families will go the extra 2000 miles to adopt them.

It looks like Shadow, the tabby gray kitten will be making his way to London in April. He is just waiting for his flight information and family to pick him up. Have adoption, will travel.

Six ASVT dogs travelled to Toronto, Canada the end of March. They were transported to Toronto to be part of Mattie’s Place group and go into foster homes to be adopted. This is an area with limited adoptable dogs available locally.







Last month I wrote about the ASVT “puppy only” transport. It departed March 3 and arrived March 4. It was driven by ASVT Transport Coordinators Chris DelGreco and Theresa Vologelsang. Our plan was to transport 20 puppies, but of course more came in and 29 made the journey north. All were adopted by March 9. We are now looking at another puppy transport in the very near future.

Our monthly transport will depart mid-April and make the trip with our professional transporter. We try to send from 10 to 20 dogs on these transports. This helps reduce population at Montgomery County Animal Shelter. We partner with MCAS to help save as many shelter pets as possible.

Transporting animals is a very expensive operation. There are costs for health certificates, the fee for the transport driver, and boarding for shelter dogs if a foster is not available. All shelter dogs that are approved to go on transport must be out of the shelter for at least two weeks, so they have to be boarded. ASVT has to reserve at least 10 crates on the transport van to make the trip. The average cost for each dog is $200.

Our transports always need short term fosters for these dogs slated to go on transport. If you can open your heart and home to one of these homeless dogs ASVT would love to add you our team of dedicated fosters. Just visit our website and submit a Foster Application.


ASVT is a 501c3 nonprofit rescue and we depend totally on community donations to make these transports possible. All ASVT staff are volunteers and do not collect a salary. 100% of all donations go toward saving the animals.

Upon request, sponsorships will receive a certificate and picture of the dog you sponsored. If you are a business, it is something you can proudly display in your office and on your website.

You can save one of these dogs with a Transport Sponsorship. Just visit our website and make a donation using the DONATE button. Make a note that the donation is for a transport dog. You can sponsor with the entire $200 or a partial sponsorship. Or you may sponsor the entire transport! All sponsorships are tax deductible and you will receive a letter for your donation.



Other ways we help our community animals is by educating youth, 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. ASVT requires spays and neuters for all animals in our program

The accomplishments of ASVT would not be possible without partners like Wiesner Automotive, Empire Electric, Smart K9s, Dock Line Magazine and so many more.