Texas Humane Heroes Celebrate Their First Year With A Paws And Reflect Breakfast At Jack Allen’s Kitchen

Texas Humane Heroes (7)2013 has been a milestone year for Texas Humane Heroes. It started on January 15th with the merger of the Humane Society of Williamson County and CenTex Humane Society – two local no-kill pet adoption centers. That is a big job all by itself. On top of all the work that goes along with merging two agencies into one, they still had to carry on their main mission of finding families for abandoned and homeless animals.

To celebrate this important year, and to bring local supporters and donors up to speed on everything involved in the change, Texas Humane Heroes put on an appreciation breakfast at Jack Allen’s Kitchen in Round Rock. Several speakers, headed by Ron Marullo, Executive Director of Texas Humane Heroes, took time to share their impressions about the big changes, and their hopes and plans for the future. At the core of every message was that, in spite of all of the work that had to be done to get these two agencies under the same banner, the job of finding homes for stray dogs and cats had to be carried on.

That is a huge and costly job. As mentioned earlier, Texas Humane Heroes is a no-kil6a00e554e7f95e8833013487f9d9b9970c-800wil shelter. That means that THH commits to fully care for each animal that it brings into their adoption centers until a forever home is found for each and every animal. Spaying, neutering, veterinary exams, shelter and nutrition for each of these animals adds up, and adoption fees cover less than half the total average cost per animal. You can see why this job is huge, and that fund raising to meet this need is never ending. [Read more…]

Texas Humane Heroes Rogue Rescue Run 5K Supports No-Kill Pet Rescue

TexasHumaneHeroes_Logo-150It was a perfect day for a run. I can’t imagine running to the mailbox anymore in the shape I’m in, but if I could run, this would have been the day to do it, and what a great cause. Texas Humane Heroes had their third annual Rogue Rescue Run 5K to support the amazing work they do to find homes for animals in Central Texas.

Raising funds to keep a nonprofit like Texas Humane Heroes going is endless, and it has to be done. This rescue takes in homeless animals, typically from local municipal shelters that would otherwise have to put them down to make space. Texas Humane Heroes is no-kill shelter, so that means that they commit to take care of every pet they take in until it is adopted. That gets expensive.

There is a significant cost associated with each animal that comes in. Spaying and neutering, along with veterinary checks, vaccinations, microchiping, food and shelter, costs around $200 per pet. In order to cover some of that cost, Texas Humane Heroes does charge a small fee – the average is from $85 to $100 – for adoptions. The rest of the cost has to come from fundraising. [Read more…]