Give Back Day at Chili’s – March 14

Give-Back-to-TBAR-with-ChilisWe are going to have a give back day at Chili’s in Brenham on March 14th. That means that we will receive 10% of what is spent at Chili’s that day from anyone who eats there on that day and mentions True Blue Animal Rescue or brings in one of the coupons we are sharing in the post comments. Mark your calendar to eat at Chili’s in Brenham on March 14th. Let’s make it a day full of Animal Rescuers eating at Chili’s on 2700 Wood Ridge Blvd in Brenham, TX! Thank you to Chili’s manager Keri Vincik for your support!
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GREAT NEWS! The give back day for True Blue Animal Rescue will be at the Chili’s in Brenham AND the Chili’s in College Station on March 14th. That means that we will receive 10% of what is spent at both Chili’s that day from anyone who eats there on that day and mentions True Blue Animal Rescue or brings in one of the coupons we are sharing in the post comments. Mark your calendar to eat at Chili’s in Brenham OR College Station on March 14th. Let’s make it a day full of Animal Rescuers eating at Chili’s on 2700 Wood Ridge Blvd in Brenham, TX OR on 1063 Texas Ave in College Station, TX! Thank you to Chili’s manager Keri Vincik for your support and to the Chili’s manager in College Station too!
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Event Recap: Adoption Day Recap

TBAR-Adoption-Day-Brenham-PDCTSeveral TBAR members gathered at Puppy Dawgs & Cat Tails in Brenham, TX on Feb. 13th. Valentines day weekend was the perfect time to share our foster dogs with the community and enjoy the beautiful sunny day. Here are a few pictures in front of the store. Lisa, the owner of Puppy Dawgs & Cat Tails is an animal rescue advocate and supporter. She welcomes us to have adoption days in front of her store any time and has even let us put adoptable cats in the store so they could find new homes. Thanks to her two cats were adopted! Check out Puppy Dawgs & Cat Tails next time you are in Brenham. They have everything you need and more!!

Event Recap: Chili Cookoff 2016

The chili cookoff was a huge success! The weather was fantastic so a lot of people rode or drove out to say hello, meet our dogs, eat some chili and bid on our wonderful silent auction items. Thanks to all of you we raised a LOT of money to pay vet bills this year. Thank you to all the wonderful TBAR volunteers for working so hard to make this event a huge success. We are all thankful to Independence Harley Davidson for hosting the event and to CASI for organizing chili cookers. Thank you to Leannasaurus Rex for the excellent music and to all of the chili judges for testing and selecting the best chili of the day. We had more chili cookers this year then ever before so it must have been a difficult task. In True Blue Animal Rescue we face a lot of challenges and see a lot of the negative things that people do to animals. Seeing the huge gathering of good people that care about animals and come out to help gives us renewed faith! Thanks for reminding us that good people that care far outweigh the bad. Knowing that keeps us pushing forward toward our mission to END abuse, neglect and overpopulation and we will never give up until that happens. Thank you for being a part of our team!

Buccaneer Blackout: Dec 2016

We were invited to bring TBAR rescue dogs to an event at Blinn College in Brenham on December 10th, 2015. The purpose was to give the students something fun to do that would releive stress. Knowing that animals are great stress releivers David Michener, the director of student leadership and activities at Blinn, came up with the great idea to bring rescue dogs to the college for an event he called ‘Pets for Less Stress’. It was something new and we weren’t sure how well it would be received so I never imagined that when we got there we’d see over 100 students waiting to love on some rescue dogs. This turned out to be one of my favorite events. It was good for the students and good for the rescue dogs too. Just look at all the smiles in these pictures. We look forward to doing this again in the spring when exam time rolls around again and this time we’re going to bring a lot more dogs!

Upcoming Event: Chili Cookoff

TBAR-Chili-Cook-Off-2016ONLY TWO WEEKS AWAY!! Vendors and chili teams welcome. Rescues and shelters are welcome to join us with pets too. Email help@t-bar.org or fun@indpendenceHD.com or call 979-690-1669 if you want to participate. Hope to see you all there. Please share!!

Visit the Facebook Event Page for more info!

Chili Cook-Off with cash prizes!
All you can eat chili for $5 starting at noon
Leannasaurus Rex Band
Silent Auction

Chili Cook-off:
CASI – $20 entry
H-D Challenge – $10
50/50 Bean – $10 entry
People’s Choice – Free to enter; $500 is cash prizes!

Proceeds benefit True Blue Animal Rescue

CHILI COOKING RULES

A. CHILI COOKED ON SITE – All chili must be cooked from scratch on site the day of the cookoff. All chili must be
prepared in the open (no cooking in motorhomes, etc.).
1. CHILI COOKED FROM SCRATCH – “Scratch” is defined as starting with raw meat. No marinating is
allowed. Commercial chili powder is permissible, but complete commercial chili mixes (“just add meat” mixes
that contain premeasured spices) are NOT permitted.
2. NO FILLERS IN CHILI – Beans, macaroni, rice, hominy, or other similar ingredients are not permitted.
3. SANITATION – Cooks are to prepare and cook chili in as sanitary a manner as possible.
a. INSPECTION OF COOKING CONDITIONS – Cooking conditions are subject to inspection by the head
judge or his/her designee and CASI Referee. (Failure to comply is subject to disqualification.)
b. COOKS MAY HAVE TO TASTE THEIR CHILI – At the discretion of the head judge or CASI Referee,
chili cooks may be required to remove the lids from their chili cups and taste their chili before turning in for
judging. (If a contestant refuses, his or her chili will be disqualified.)
B. ONE CHILI PER COOK – Each head cook is responsible for preparing one pot of chili that he or she intends to be
judged and turning in one judging cup from that pot. No more than one judging sample can be taken from any one
pot.
C. COOKS MUST SIGN NUMBER SLIPS – Chili cooks must sign their secret ticket slips in ink with their first and
last names at the time cups are issued. A cook will not be eligible to win (place in the top 10), if their secret ticket is
unsigned when presented. NOTE: Cooks must present their signed secret ticket to win.
D. PROTECT THE JUDGING CUP – Once judging cups have been issued, each head cook is responsible for his or
her judging cup. Cooks must not remove or tamper with the ticket on the outside of the cups. Any marked or altered
cup must be replaced prior to turn-in or it will be disqualified. (See Sections A.4. and 5. for cup replacement.)
E. FILLING CUPS – Cups must be filled to ¾ inch from the top of the cup or to the level designated at the cooks’
meeting.
F. CHILI TURN-IN – Chili will be turned in at the place and time designated at the cooks’ meeting or as otherwise
designated by the head judge.
G. PYROTECHNICS – No chili contestant may discharge firearms or use any pyrotechnics or explosives at a chili
cookoff. Contestants discharging firearms and/or using explosives or other pyrotechnics will be disqualified from
the chili cookoff.
H. PENALTIES – Failure to comply with CASI rules will result in disqualification of an individual cook for the
cookoff. Decisions of the official(s) are final. In case of disqualification, the CASI official monitoring the cookoff
will immediately notify the head cook and give a reason for disqualification. In the event disqualification of a cup
of chili occurs after judging has started, it is not necessary that the cook be located or given an explanation for the
disqualification.

2015 Brenham Christmas Stroll Parade

TBAR-Brenham-Christmas-Stroll-2015Join us at the Christmas Stroll and Lighted Parade in downtown Brenham this coming Saturday, Dec. 5th. There are a lot of activities planned throughout the day! We have our float ready for the parade and will be walking dogs and passing out candy too. Hope to see you all there!

Event Recap: Brazos Valley Brewery Adoption Day

Many thanks go out to the Brazos Valley Brewery Company for hosting a TBAR adoption day! Not only did we have quite a few dogs get exposure, but we also had one successful adoption! We look forward to partnering with this community teammate again soon!

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Horsemen’s Market Day 2015

Are you looking for a way to contribute to TBAR? We are looking for item donations (think: garage sale items), event volunteers, and buyers to come by our booth on Saturday! Horseman Market Days 2014 True Blue Animal Rescue 12

True Blue Animal Rescue will once again be at the Brazos Valley Driving & Riding Club Horsemen’s Market Day! It always takes place the third Saturday in August (Tas Free Day!), and this year that falls on Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Brazos County Expo – East Pavilion. The address is 5827 Leonard Road in Bryan, Texas and it is just East of Highway 47.

We will not have any animals with us, but we will have a table full of goodies we will be selling to raise funds for animal care! The entire 60,000 square foot facility will be full of people buying, selling, and trading all equine-related items. Last year the event saw 150 booths sold, with vendors selling everything from jewelry, pillows, clothing, saddles, tack, trailers. The event also has some vendors doing demonstrations, such as blackmithing and clipper sharpening/repair. When you get to the event you can ask at the Registration table to see the list of vendors and what they are selling.

Admission and parking is FREE! There is a concession stand run by the Expo, but you are welcome to bring in your own snacks. Bleachers are available for sitting. The Pavilion is a non-smoking facility, and attendees should be prepared that there is no air conditioning (although the large ceiling fans keep it comfortable). The floor inside is packed clay. Bring cash to ensure you can purchase from all of the vendors!

Horse-related items are the most appropriate donations for this event. The items can be anything, from tack to t-shirts. We appreciate all items, and if they are not sold that day we will store them for our next event.

If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity for just the day, or even a longer-term commitment to us, we are always looking for great people to join us!

Please send an email to help@t-bar.org for more info, or call 936-878-2349!

Event Recap: Community Workshop with Alley Cat Allies

TBAR-Alley-Cat-Allies-WorkshopTrue Blue Animal Rescue hosted a free seminar to educate the community about how to help cats while controlling the population on Sat June 27th.The group picture was taken at the end of the event to show unification of rescuers moving forward to humanely care for animals in our communities.

Representatives Liz Holtz and Hannah Shaw from Alley Cat Allies out of Maryland flew in to teach us what they know and help us begin a successful Trap, Neuter and Return program in our community. Alley Cat Allies brought facts from studies showing that programs such as these are the only way to control the cat population. Cats have been living in our communities for hundreds of years just as raccoons, squirrels, possums and skunks do. They do not damage, harm or attack humans and their property. As natural hunters Cats help control rodent and snake populations in rural communities. The population can get out of control but killing them or removing them does not solve the problem. When one leaves, another will come and take it’s place. They can be controlled through Trap, Neuter and Return programs. They will be vaccinated when they are fixed and ear tipped so you’ll know which cats are done. Once they are fixed and returned they are no longer breeding, fighting, multiplying and they are disease free and vaccinated. They will stay in their own colony and live peacefully among the other animals and humans. We ended the seminar with Amy reading Tiger’s story so we wouldn’t forget him and would carry on to help other cats in his memory.

This program will take manpower and money. True Blue Animal Rescue volunteers have begun the process for our community and we started a fund called Tiger’s fund so we can pay to spay, neuter and vaccinate all the cats we’ll be helping. If you’d like more information go towww.alleycat.org or www.t-bar.org If you’d like to help in Washington Co or your community email help@t-bar.org or call 936-878-2349 and we’ll tell you how!

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You can read Alley Cat Allies recap here