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2020 SAVE a PUP RGV TEXAS ROAD TRIP

We've traveled 1,540 miles on our '2020 SAVE a PUP RGV TEXAS ROAD TRIP' from Raleigh, NC  to the Rio Grande Valley of  TX, a bastion of homeless and at risk shelter pups. A 12 week mission of advocacy and rescue has evolved into a significant on-gooing commitment. We need to be here, and we're here to make a difference. Pure and simple.


 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 rescued directly from the streets two such pups, DECLAN and AUSTIN, both less than a year old.   Owner-surrendered dogs arrive at one of the largest Animal Shelters in the US, Palm Valley Animal Services,  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. At our base in the RGV our agenda will evolve as we continue to assess the needs of the Canine Community. However,  these Top 5 Talking Points define our journey's goals:


* 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 soon to be available weekly PODCAST:


"MAKIN' A DIFFERENCE in the RGV"


One of our  most ambitious platforms is our SPAY & NEUTER campaign. Although low cost S&N is available in the region it is underutilized and we aim to change that through community involvement, education and underwriting the cost for those in need.  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 preparing them for their eventual forever homes. Our goal is to grow these rescue numbers with a proposed Lil Texas Building,  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 rescue and advocacy, to bring awareness to this epidemic of unwanted pups in the US and to make a physical difference while doing so. 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.