|Link to join the Basset Buddies
Rescue of Texas Yahoo! Group:
|Greetings! We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization staffed solely by
volunteers devoted to the rescue of unwanted, abused, and homeless
basset hounds in Houston, TX, and surrounding regions. Bassets are
rescued from shelters or received directly from owners who feel
unable/unwilling to continue to care for them. The basset is placed in one
of our organization's volunteer foster homes where it may be evaluated in
terms of temperament and behavior. Medical conditions are addressed
and all unaltered animals are spayed/neutered prior to being adopted by
their new "forever families". The vast majority of our rescue hounds
come into our care with heartworm infection. Depending on the health of
the hound, the treatment of this affliction may take as long as 2 months.
This is in addition to any time needed for the basset to gain enough
weight to begin the treatment, which adds another several weeks to the
timeline. Despite the time and expense involved, it is our mission to
provide the most appropriate and humane treatment to each basset hound
in our rescue. As we are funded entirely by donations from the public, the
continuation of our work depends on the generosity of each one of you.
In conjunction with our rescue activities, educating the community
regarding responsible and humane pet ownership is another aspect of our
mission. This includes informing the public of the current pet
overpopulation crisis, the benefits of spay/neuter programs, and the
dangers of irresponsible breeding.
Finally, our group is also focused on promoting a sense of community
amongst those who are "owned" by a basset hound (or would like to be).
We host a local Basset Hound Meetup Group and encourage anyone
interested in a little basset-friendly socializing to sign up. We are open to
your suggestions for different activities and will plan future events based
on attendees' feedback. We also welcome any basset hound lovers to
sign up for our Yahoo! group so that you may stay in-the-know about
upcoming activities/events as well as share the antics of your own basset
As our rescue group is brand new, celebrating our grand opening in
March 2007, we are still very much a "work in progress". Be sure to stay
tuned and check back for updates to our ever-expanding website.
We look forward to hearing from or meeting you soon!