Welcome to K-9 Angels Rescue Strut Your Mutt Team Page! K-9 Angels Rescue is Houston’s premier all volunteer 501c3 non-profit animal rescue group. Established in 2012, we are an all-breed dog rescue that focuses on saving at-risk dogs from high-kill shelters and increasingly from the streets. Beginning in 2016 we expanded our scope to include cats as the cat adoption rates are very low at the public shelters. To date we have rescued and re-homed over 7500 dogs and over 500 cats. Including Tanker B Jones who we rescued in 2012 and is our official SYM mascot!
K-9AR’s mission statement includes “We are motivated by the dire need to educate the public about the effects of irresponsible breeding practices, while helping the community by alleviating overcrowding in area shelters”. As such, Spay/Neuter has always been an objective. In 2017 K-9AR funded a spin-off project which we named “The Empty Shelter Project”. TESP puts on quarterly MASH-style spay/neuter, microchip and vaccinate events in at-need communities in Houston and Harris County. To date we have held 14 Spay Neuter events, handling 5,228 dogs and cats all free to the public! This results in 27,500 first generation offspring not being on our streets or in our shelters.
In 2019 K-9AR had expenses of nearly $450,000 for our Rescue Operations, another $250,000 for our Empty Shelter Project and nearly $50,000 for our 1220 Clinic – a high volume spay/neuter clinic we opened in 2019. We make a little over $200,000.00 in revenue from our adoptions. This means we need to raise $500,000.00 each year to keep operating at this high capacity.
COVID-19 has had a significant impact on our operations across the board. We have shut down our Adoption Center and gone to an on-line adoption process with by-appointment only animal viewing for approved adopters. We had to cancel our March 14 TESP event and do not see holding another large event this year. We are working on plans to continue providing free spay neuter services to at need communities via a network of spay/neuter clinics and perhaps some mini TESP events if COVID gets under better control. This will likely lead to increased costs for our Spay Neuter programs.
We appreciate every dollar that is donated and continue to work diligently to maximize the benefit of every dollar towards improving animal welfare and overall quality of life in Houston and Harris County. Thanks for your support!