Texas Unites for Animals 2017

Every year TBAR members join many other animal welfare advocates at the Texas Unites for Animals conference in Austin, Texas. This year we had two members attend 10 classes over this three day event. They learned a lot about rescue, laws, foster program improvement, marketing and social media, the humane abuse / violence connection and how to manage and develop shelter or rescue structure and management.

On the lighter side there were mixers and socials every night giving us the opportunity to win prizes and meet lots of other rescuers and shelter workers.

From Amy: I attended several workshops, won some prizes, learned some valuable information, gained some knowledge about new products out in the world, got 6 free t-shirts and tons of other free goodies. There were 81 vendors this year ranging from big places like ASPCA, Petsmart, Petco, & Pet Finder and then smaller vendors that sell flea products, shelter cleaning products, t-shirts, grabbers & catchers, cages, trailers, online universities, cat products, dog products, microchips & readers, and so much more that I’m missing. Breakfast, snacks, & lunches were provided as well as discounted rates for the hotel rooms. Social events were held all 3 nights. It is a great experience to have if you’ve never been and lots of valuable information. Can’t wait for next year when they celebrate their 10 yr anniversary.

One of the first things we’d like to implement is the new foster home ideas. We would like to invite foster homes that can’t foster long term but do have a few hours or even days to give to an animal that’s living in a kennel some time and attention. Do you have an hour or two on the weekend and you’d like to share some adventure with a foster pet? All approve foster homes can come to the main foster home and pick up a kennel dog and take him or her out for an adventure. What kinds of things would bring joy into the eyes of a rescue pet? A trip to the dog park, walk through a neighborhood or even some time in Petsmart picking out toys. The foster home’s job would be to have fun and to take new pics of the foster pet to use in social media and newsletters to help find that one a home.

Even a few hours would be wonderful but we’d also like to encourage overnight stays and even a weekend depending on the foster home’s availability.

RIP Don Werlinger

We lost a very special foster home and True Blue Rescue member this year. Don Werlinger passed away suddenly and well before his time. He will be greatly missed but also remembered through this special gift from Karlene. Thank you for donating this saddle in Don’s memory. Every time a child rides in our Animals Bridge Love and Education program we will think of Don and remember his generous spirit and kindness as a horse foster home. RIP good friend.

Brownies 09045 Return to Help TBAR


The Brownie troop that came to learn about and spend time with our rescue animals sent us the sweetest rescue card and girl scout cookies to thank us for having them out! That made our day. What a great group of girls!!

A gift for dogs

A very special friend came out and delivered some amazing dog treats for the dogs at True Blue Animal Rescue. These are all natural and long lasting treats that made the dogs very happy! They are quietly chewing and enjoying their special treats and wanted to say Thank You for your thoughtful gift.

Brownie troop TBAR visit

These compassionate girls from Brownie troop 09045 brought food and treats for the animals of True Blue Animal Rescue and then had some fun interacting with and learning about them.

Fundraiser: Cover For the Dogs

True Blue Animal Rescue is a 501c3 non profit organization that takes in abused and neglected dogs, rehabilitates them and finds them new homes.

We have outdoor kennels and play yards for the dogs to exercise in. The kennels have tarp covers that keep them dry but they are still out in the elements for the most part. It doesn’t get cold often in Texas but when it does the dogs go in their dog houses to stay warm. The hardest weather for the dogs is the heat. The tarps provide cover but just not enough to really give them good shade. In addition the tarps often rip and have to be replaced.

A good solid roof would give the dogs more shade coverage to help keep them cooler and protected from the rain. From this well built structure we can build walls to enclose this building and we can add heat and air conditioning for the dogs.

It will cost $10,000 to have the structure and tin roof built over the kennels. This will improve the lives of the hundreds of rescue dogs that we take in each year.

You can donate at GoFundMe. Thank you for your support. All donations are appreciated and all donations are tax deductible.

Volunteers needed!

Would you like to help us save more animals? True Blue Animal Rescue needs volunteers to help do inspections for potential horse adoptions. Right now we have two pending horse adoptions that are on hold until someone can go out and inspect the property. It’s our policy to have a non biased volunteer go out and take pictures of the property but we don’t have people in all areas. If you’re in the Dallas area or the San Marcos area and would like to help, please email help@t-bar.org and let us know.

Other ways you can help:

□ Events (Fundraisers, Adoption Days, Horse Days, etc.)
□ Foster Home (Circle all that apply: dog, cat, horse) (Transport for vaccines, treatment, adoption days)
□ Adoption Coordination (Matching fostered animals with adoptive families)
□ Education & Outreach (Kid Camps, Networking, Investigation, Outreach)
□ Animal Care & Transportation (To/From vet appointments, events, adoptive homes)
□ Marketing (Website/Social Media, Press Releases, Marketing Plans, Physical Media, etc.)
□ Fundraising & Donations (Increase donor base, Collect donated items, Fundraising events, etc.)
□ Inspections (Visiting with potential adopters to see if their facility is safe for animals)

Email us and ask for a volunteer application if you’d like to be part of the True Blue team. help@t-bar.org

Donation from Emery!

We had another visit from one of our favorite friends. This young lady collected food for the animals again and made the trip out to deliver it in person. Thank you Emery for another great supply of horse feed, dog food and dog treats! You are making a difference in the lives of animals!

Rescue strays need donations

These two stray horses found a foster home but still need our help. The paint needs to be gelded and the sorrel is a senior horse that needs his teeth floated and hooves trimmed too. On top of that they both need to gain lots of weight. The vet scored the sorrel as a 1.5 at best and the paint is not much more than a 2.5 out of 10. That means they have hundreds of pounds to gain to be healthy. Donate to help with their care on our facebook page or website.

Thanks to volunteers and fundraisers!

A Special Thank you to all the Officers, Staff, and Volunteers that helped us here at True Blue Animal Rescue during 2016!!

We had 8 instances of our last fundraiser of the year, pet photos with Santa. Thanks to all staff volunteers who coordinate and help with these events!