Francesca resuced!

June 9 Update:

Skin scrape came back negative so we get to hug and love on her now! Hooray!
She got her rabies shot and more medicine for her eye too. When she goes in to get spayed in a month Dr Panko can fix her eye which healed split causing the lashes to keep irritating it. He’ll check for mammary tumors then too but after palpating them he thinks it’s just callus related due to having mange for all these years. 10 years is a long time to suffer. Please don’t look the other way, help an animal in need if you see them suffering. No living being deserves to suffer and animals can’t get help unless we step in. Be a doer in life, not a by-passer.

June 8 Update:

Francesca got another medicated shampoo bath yesterday. Now we’re off to the vet today to check her skin and see if she’s mange free. She’s much more comfortable than she was in the streets but she still has that stray dog walk and stance where she seems to be looking in every direction to make sure she’s safe and nobody is going to hurt her. I can’t wait till she finally realizes that she’s safe and can be content for the rest of her life. Please donate toward Francesca’s vet bill at www.t-bar.org or PO Box 1107, Brenham, TX 77834. She still needs shots, spay and biopsy’s on her mammary tumors.

June 1 Update:

It’s been a week since Francesca came to us. She’s been to the vet and was prescribed doxy and ivomectrin to fight the mange, heartworms and skin and eye infection. She is better but she didn’t get this way overnight so it’s going to take some time for her to fully recover. We’ll take her back to the vet next week for another skin scrape and check up. Hopefully she can get her shots then too.

She was living in a depressed area with a large stray population where residents don’t have the means to take them all in, so they feed them in place.

She has sarcoptic mange, an ulcer in her eye and skin infections, but she will fully recover. We’re treating her for all of that and then we’ll go back for shots and to check for tumors and get her spayed. She is off the streets for the first time in 10 years. If you’d like to donate to her care you can donate through Paypal or mail checks to:

True Blue Animal Rescue

PO Box 1107

Brenham, TX. 77834

Rescued Dog Cletus

Dale is comforting Cletus at the vet today to let him know that we’re here for him no matter what. We accepted him into TBAR in October 2016 and he had skin issues then. We had his skin scraped and he tested negative for any mange or mites so the vet treated him for skin infections and he improved. When we stopped the antibiotics it all came back worse than ever so we went back to the vet for more testing and it turned out that he had an aggressive yeast infection. He was itchy, scabbed up and swollen. We then started an aggressive antibiotic fight against this infection and this is Cletus today. His infection isn’t gone but he’s winning the fight. We have another months worth of antibiotics and special shampoo to bath him in. Hopefully he’ll get a clean bill of health when we go back next month. It’s been a struggle but he’s worth it. Please donate toward Cletus’s vet bill www.t-bar.org or PO Box 1107, Brenham, TX 77834

Foster homes needed June 2017

These pups need foster homes. Their mama was a stray and had 10 babies. We’d like to split them up into several different foster homes. They’ll have first shots and be ready to go in a few days. If you can foster one or two, email us at help@t-bar.org
If you can’t foster or adopt, please share.

Speckles adopted

This young man met Speckles at an adoption day and fell in love. Now she has a boy of her own and even gets to sleep on a bed!

Carnival at the Dog Park 2017

It was a gorgeous day for the Carnival at the Dog Park,  hosted by Animal Friends of Washington County.

Several local businesses in Brenham come out for the event. There were giant turtles, snakes, longhorn cows for people to pet and ride along with police dog search and rescue demonstrations. Animal Friends of Washington Co hosts this event each year right outside of the clinic inside the wonderful new dog park on Hwy 36. They provide free food, drinks, and music from local bands. All of our dogs had fun and got plenty of attention, and one of our dogs found her forever home and was adopted.

Dog Adopted: Lilibit

We’re happy to announce that Teddy Bear, now named Lilbit, is adopted! Here she is in her new Mom’s arms. She gets along great with her older and bigger siblings too. Congratulations to the new family and to Lilbit! Adopt don’t shop. www.t-bar.org

Pets for Less Stress May 2017

During finals week Blinn College Brenham Office of Student Leadership and Activities hosts several events to help students get a break from the stress. One of these events is the opportunity to pet dogs, and this year a horse! TBAR loves working with Blinn SLA on this project.

True Blue Animal Rescue members brought a horse and several dogs to Blinn College in Brenham during their Buccaneer Blackout exam week. The animals are a fun way for the students to de-stress and relax so they’ll be able to continue with exams the following day. David Michener, Director or student leadership and activities, coordinated this event, called ‘Pets for Less Stress’ at Blinn. True Blue Animal Rescue is proud to support the community in this fun and innovative way.

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.

Willie cat and the Brownie troop

Here’s a special photo shoot of Willie, the lovable cat at TBAR. He’s always front and center when we have visitors and as you can see, he was a big hit with the Brownie troop too!

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.