Three Donkeys Found Wandering Burleson Co. Neighborhoods


True Blue Animal Rescue is again helping with the vetting and re-homing of more donkeys. T-Bar President, Melanie DeAeth, received a call about three homeless donkeys that were wandering the streets of Burleson County, Texas. After contacting the Sheriff’s Department, T-Bar agreed to assist in getting these skinny little guys to the vet and then helping them find their forever homes. Once their time on “stray hold” is up, T-Bar volunteers will be headed out to pick these three up and then will be taking them straight to the vet. They will be gelded, vaccinated, wormed and will also receive hoof care.

All they will need are families who will take them home, love them, feed them and make sure they never have to live the homeless life again! If you are able to foster or adopt any of these three, please email us or call (936) 878-2349 for more information!

TBAR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit no-kill animal rescue organization. If you would like to help animals such as this one please consider donating to TBAR, volunteering, fostering, or adopting. Donations go directly toward care, feed, and veterinary care of the rescued animals and every little bit helps us to help another animal in need of safety and rehabilitation. Save a life: adopt instead of shop and spay or neuter your pets!

TBAR Speaks to Aggieland Rotary Club

AggielandRotary2As a part of our Community outreach and involvement TBAR often gives presentations to different groups to spread the TBAR mission and message while possibly setting up future partnerships. These presentations help to grow awareness about improving the treatment of animals in our community.


TBAR was pleased to have several of our members attend a meeting of the Aggieland Rotary club this past Thursday, February 27, from 11:30am-1:00pm at Traditions Country Club in Bryan, Texas. Our Marketing and Events Coordinator, Linda Taylor, gave an informative presentation complete with slideshow covering the TBAR goal of improving the treatment of animals through education and communication.


The members of the Rotary seemed very engaged and interested and we were pleased that a few of them have already inquired about becoming foster and adoptive homes. In addition, shortly after the event TBAR’s Facebook page passed 3000 followers! We are very excited to have crossed this milestone so we can continue to make an impact for better animal treatment in the Brazos Valley area!

TBAR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit no-kill animal rescue organization. If you would like to help animals such as these please consider donating to TBAR, volunteering, fostering, or adopting. Every little bit helps us to help another animal in need of safety and rehabilitation. Save a life: adopt instead of shop and spay or neuter your pets!


Our Facebook Page Reaches 3000 Fans!

bannerlikethankyouTBAR has slowly been nearing the 3000th “Like” on Facebook, and with all of the help of our fans we were able to make that milestone today! In this past week we gained over 80 followers, and our post asking you all to share our page was seen by more than 2000 people!

For those of you that don’t know, Facebook does not show all of our posts to all of our fans, in fact, Facebook only shows posts to about 16% of page followers! That is why it is so important for us to receive your “likes”, Comments, and “shares” on posts we upload to the TBAR Facebook and RAIN pages. The more interaction a post gets the more Facebook will share it with others. That is why it is so OUTSTANDING that we reached so many people through your shares this week. We can’t THANK YOU all enough for being such great supporters!  The animals thank you as well!

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Friday Fluff: Pyrenees Dogs


This past February True Blue Animal Rescue was asked to assist 4Paws Farm, a rescue center located in Hempstead, Texas, who was helping place sixteen Pyrenees dogs whose owner had passed away. Placing that many dogs at once would be hard on any rescue group and that is why networking with other rescue centers is so important. Thankfully the Great Pyrenees Rescue Society took seven of these lovely dogs and Golden Retriever Acres Senior Sanctuary took the female Golden Retriever in the group and the senior Pyrenees dog as well. True Blue Animal Rescue was asked to help place six dogs and the last senior female went to Betty Neblett who does private rescue.


Two of the beautiful dogs that Tbar was helping with were adopted out almost right away to an approved Tbar family. The remaining four were transferred to Tbar and vetted while they waited patiently for their new homes in New Jersey where the Eleventh Hour Rescue found adopters for them. While these dogs wait for their transport they are being worked with on socialization and being taught to walk on a leash. Now when their big three day trip to New Jersey comes and it is time to meet their new families they will be ready for them!

Thanks to the tremendous team effort of Nancy Stoorza of 4 Paws Rescue, Della Lindquist with the Great Pyrenees Rescue Society, Rhonda Blaschke and Kelly Gasser of Eleventh Hour Rescue and T-bar, these dogs have a second chance at a happy home life! We also want to congratulate the Miron family on their newest family members from adopting two of these lovely dogs in need. Remember if you or a loved one has a dog that needs to find a new home, never offer the dog for free, contact a rescue center for help finding them a quality new home. Adoptive homes are checked out by rescue groups and this will insure a safe new home life and environment for them, and the rescue can help you network your animal while you maintain them as a “foster home”.

TBAR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit no-kill animal rescue organization. If you would like to help animals such as these please consider donating to TBAR, volunteering fostering or adopting. Every little bit helps us to help another animal in need of safety and rehabilitation. Save a life: adopt instead of shop and spay or neuter your pets!

*Edit and Update*
From Facebook:

Brenda Standefer Brady: I just read the blog. It was Great Pyrenees Rescue Society that went to the farm and took 6 dogs (not Texas Great Pyrenees Rescue). We loaded them in my 4-runner. Very happy to say they are all in NW in forever homes.

Read about the transport and adoption of Delia and Porthos here!


Chili Cook Off 2014

This January was the 3rd Annual Chili Cook Off hosted by Independence Harley Davidson in College Station, Texas, benefiting the animals at TBAR.  It was also TBAR’s 10th Birthday!  This year we had even more participants and volunteers and raised even more money for the Animals!


In addition to the concession stand, silent auction, horse and dog demonstrations, kid zones, and (of course) people’s choice chili judging, people could also have fun on our new “Pony Hops”.

TBAR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is a no-kill facility. If you would like to help animals such as this please consider donating to TBAR, fostering or adopting. Every little bit helps us to help another animal in need of safety and rehabilitation. Save a life: adopt instead of shop and spay or neuter your pets!

Pet of the Week: Smokey

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The best of both worlds indoor and outdoor! Smokey is a beautiful, sweet, 1 year old gray/white neutered male who will happily mouse outside and keep your place rodent-free. He will also come inside and love on you snuggling up on your chest, purring like crazy, giving you cat kisses and sleeping on your bed. Smokey does great with adults and older children; and loves dogs of all sizes. He would love to be your one and only cat*. He wants you all to himself!

Smokey was found dumped at a local restaurant where he was fending for himself as a 6 month old kitten. Even then, he was on the front porch, lobbying for someone to pick him up and love on him! We don’t know how long he was on his own, but he obviously learned to hunt. Thankfully, a True Blue Animal Rescue (TBAR) member rescued him and rehabilitated him. Smokey is now happy, healthy, neutered, vaccinated and socialized. All he needs now is YOU! Are you looking for a one-of-a-kind, best of both worlds cat? If you are great!

Please contact TBAR (see below). If not, would you please share Smokeys page and think of him when you’re talking to your friends? Smokey thanks you for helping him find his forever home!

For more information email or call 936-878-2349.

* Smokey might get along with girl cats; but does not like other boys.

Tehama, RIP



TBAR would like to honor the memory of Tehama Storey, fellow rescuer and friend. Her battle with Pancreatic Cancer ended on 2/5/14 when she entered Heaven’s loving arms.  Thank you for all you did for the animals while you were here, and we know you finally got the wings you deserve. You will always be missed, remembered, and loved.  Our condolences to her loved ones left here on earth.  RIP Sweet Lady!

-Melanie and the TBAR Staff and Volunteers


Success Stories: Titan and Fire

Success Story Wednesday! 

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Last week we posted a photo of Titan and a link to our success story Flickr page and we were so happy to see Titan’s brother, Fire! Fire’s mom, Tamara, posted a few photos and we just had to share our favorite ones with all of you here!

Both of these beautiful cats went up for adoption when they were estimated to be 5-6 weeks old.  They came from a bad hording situation and were rescued by a neighbor that found the kittens while the adult cats were being removed.  This good neighbor bottle fed the kittens until they were old enough for adoption.


We love to see our rescued animals in their loving forever homes – it is what keeps all of the dedicated TBAR volunteers going!

Please upload YOUR success stories to our Flickr page

Or if you aren’t a member of Flickr please e-mail your photos to and we will post them for you!

Baby Girl

Here are some updated pics of Baby Girl!

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“Baby Girl” was found by a community member who took her to the vet for her cut and broken foot.  This helpful person asked TBAR to help, and is now fostering Baby Girl as a TBAR dog until she is healed and ready to be adopted. TBAR would like to raise money to help pay her vet bill.  If you would like to help, you can click here to donate:


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