Where do you find nearly 30 different breeds of dogs, along with experts to answer all your questions? At the Great Rescue Roundup! This is the 3rd year for the Roundup, which will be held Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Fort Worth Stockyards (130 Exchange Ave). Sponsored by Purina, the event will showcase local breed rescue groups, representing breeds ranging from Pugs to Mastiff’s and everything in between. Each group will have a booth set up to show off their adoptable pets, and experts will be on hand to answer questions about each and every breed represented. The event also includes various vendors, a pet costume contest with great prizes, and the always popular “Puppy Kissing Booth”!
Each of the participating groups are 501c3 nonprofit organizations run 100% by volunteers and 100% on donations. Participating animal welfare organizations include: Basset Rescue Across Texas * DFW Beagle Buddies * American Black & Tan Coonhound Rescue * All Border Collie Rescue * Norcal Boxer Rescue * Boykin Spaniel Rescue * Brittany Rescue in Texas * Lone Star Bulldog Rescue * Chihuahua Rescue & Transport * DFW Cocker Spaniel Rescue * DFW Dachshund Rescue Foundation * German Shorthair Pointer Rescue of North Texas * Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas * Great Dane Rescue of North Texas * Greyhound Adoption League of Texas * Harley’s House * Texas Husky Rescue * DFW Lab Rescue * Recycled Pomeranians * Lone Star Great Pyrs & Paws Rescue * DFW Pug Rescue * Great Plains Mastiff Rescue * Texas Independent Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue * Schnauzers Etc * North American Shar-Pei Rescue * Texas Sporting Breed Rescue * Tzu Zoo Rescue * Weimaraner Rescue of North Texas
The National Humane Society statics indicate that 6-8 million dogs and cats are turned into shelters each year; 3-4 million will be euthanized. Rescue groups, sometimes called "transfer partners" play a valuable role in saving lives by transferring animals into their adoption programs. Each of the participating rescue groups of the Great Rescue Roundup have seen an influx of dogs this past year being surrendered by owners and turned into shelters. Quite a few need special care, be it from heartworm treatment, life threatening illnesses, broken bones or old injuries left untreated. The cost of treatments for these special need dogs will put a strain on any non-profit’s budget. So come on out tomorrow and show your support for the hard-working volunteers, adopt a new furry family member, and help them save even more deserving dogs.
For more information, visit the Great Rescue Roundup event page.