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W H I T E   P E O N Y   F A R M

2020 SAVE a PUP RGV TEXAS ROAD TRIP

On September 5, 2020 WHITE PEONY FARM will set off from Raleigh, NC on our '2020 SAVE a PUP RGV TEXAS ROAD TRIP',   a 1540 mile journey to  the RIO GRANDE VALLEY of SOUTH TEXAS for a 12 week mission of advocacy and rescue of at risk pups. 


If 2020 & COVID have taught us anything, it has taught us that the ability to pivot when facing adversity is crucial to our work of advocacy and rescue for the Canine Community.  Because of the on-going concerns of COVID in most of the States on our original vision for this journey, and many cancellations of crucial components of this trip, we have felt the need to alter our agenda, while continuing to make a powerful impact in the lives of the at risk pup. 


 The RIO GRANDE VALLEY in SOUTH TEXAS is one of the fastest growing areas in the country, YET it has an ugly reputation. A tragic population of homeless pups roam the streets, some in such deplorable conditions that it is miraculous they are able to survive. In the past month we have stepped in and rescued two such pups, SAMMY & CHRISTA, that typify the neglect and abuse that is rampant in this Region.  Owner-surrendered dogs arrive at one of the largest Animal Shelters in the USA in droves...too old, too young, too much work, too sick...the excuses that cause these betrayals are never ending. It's time for a change. 


   Change takes BOLD action and we are up for the challenge. As we set up base in Edinburg, TX our agenda will certainly evolve as we assess the needs of the Canine Community. However,   these Top 5 Talking Points define our journey's goal:


* SPAY/NEUTER

* ADOPT/DON"T SHOP

* CARING FOR a PUP DURING a PANDEMIC

* OWNER RESPONSIBILITY

*PRISON TIME/LIFETIME PUP BAN for ABUSERS 


During interviews*, we'll be discussing the plight of the at risk pup and a growing epidemic of unwanted dogs across America.   We have been invited to meet with key personnel at PVAS to discuss contributions we can make to their evolving program. Given the opportunity, we will meet with members of the communities, because we know that meaningful change starts at the grass roots level. 


In addition to our daily updates on Social Media, you'll be able to find out about what we're doing in detail on our weekly PODCAST 


"MAKIN' A DIFFERENCE in the RGV"


We hope to partner with Veterinarians and host at least 2 FREE  Spay/Neuter Clinics  in the city.  We KNOW that THIS is where the epidemic of unwanted pups can begin to turn the tide.  One Spayed Female and one Neutered Male can save thousands unwanted pups from winding up in shelters or worse. 


In addition to all the above, we will be RESCUING at risk pups, vetting them medically and having them heal while in the capable hands of a Foster. With boots on the ground we will be more likely to recruit Fosters, the lifeblood of any Rescue! All to the end of our Lil Texas Building, which will be a game-changer for the at risk pup in the RGV. 


Ambitious? You bet. We are not doing this because it is easy. This trip is about advocacy, to bring awareness to this epidemic of unwanted pups in the US. We find this unacceptable and it's time for a change.   We could NEVER do this alone.  We need our supporters to get involved through Sponsorship, Donations, Fosters and Volunteers.  Be part of the change you want to see. Learn more by contacting us at the info address below.


* Interviews might be virtual.