Newest Rescue: Roman (thanks to Triple Crown!)

photo 2 (6)Roman had a great life living in a field full of grass. As he got older and his nutritional needs changed and his teeth needed additional care this wasn’t enough to sustain him. He began losing weight and his hooves were in need of special care. Lucky for him his owners turned him over to someone who was willing to take care of a horse during his senior years. Since he was turned over to True Blue Animal Rescue he’s been eating a delicious mash of senior feed and alfalfa cubes three times a day. This mash is made in the house with warm water and then topped off with vitamins and minerals to give Roman all of his nutrition he needs. After a week of that he was ready for his shots. The vet examined him and determined him to be about 20 years old, with a strong heart and all his organs in good working order. That means he will make a full recovery with the right feeding plan. His teeth needed to be floated but he was too thin and undernourished to be sedated to do that yet.

The next thing that needed to be attended to was Roman’s hooves. They were badly cracked with deep cracks that were close to soft tissue. It wouldn’t have been long before he would have been lame and unable to walk. The vet recommended shoes to help keep his hooves together while the cracks grew out. Lucky for us our son, Colton DeAeth, is a professional farrier with the skills and experience to fix Roman’s feet and as you can see, they look great with his new shoes on. It’ll take months for these cracks to grow out but Roman is already walking with more ease in his new shoes.

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A week later Roman went to the vet to have his teeth floated. Horse’s teeth are constantly moving and pushing forward and as they chew hay and grain their teeth grind together to keep them worn down. Over time this grinding might not be even so they end up with points or hooks along their teeth. These make it impossible for a horse to grind their feed to get the proper nutrition from it and causes chewing to become painful. The feed starts to drop and the hay and grass can’t be chewed properly. For more information visit


Roman’s teeth had a lot of hooks and he had even lost one of his front teeth. That’s why we have been feeding him alfalfa cubes and senior feed mash to help him gain weight. This mash doesn’t need to be chewed and offers him a lot of nutrition easily. The vet uses a drill to grind the teeth down and that is unnatural so the horse needs to be sedated to accept it.  The vet found another molar that was about to fall out when he was floating Roman’s teeth so he had to pull it out. Now Roman is missing two teeth but the rest are flat and even and will be able to chew hay and grass without any problems.

Roman will continue to need senior feed to provide him with all the nutrition he needs and as you can see he is a very large horse. He currently weighs between 1300 and 1400 pounds but will weigh closer to 1800 pounds when he reaches full weight. To get him to a healthy weight he will need to eat 20 pounds of senior feed a day which is three bags a week. We were blessed when Triple Crown Nutrition Inc offered to supply enough senior feed to bring Roman to full health! That will take 8 – 12 months and up to 200 bags of feed! Roman is a lucky horse and we are blessed to have Triple Crown on board to help with Roman’s rehabilitation!


True Blue Animal Rescue offers an educational program for children. In this program children are able to come out to Tbar Ranch and meet the rescue animals. Tbar volunteers teach the children about proper care and nutrition and what abuse and neglect looks like and what to do. Roman will now be part of that program. The hundreds of children that come to True Blue Animal Rescue each year will have the honor of seeing a draft breed horse and they’ll learn about what these horses can do and what they have been used for in history. They’ll also learn that Roman is a senior horse and has different nutritional needs than younger horses and what can be done to help meet those needs. In addition they will see what a gentle giant he is and how important it is to treat horses with love and compassion. Roman’s story, and huge presence, will make a lasting imprint in the minds of our young people. Through this educational program True Blue Animal Rescue will be making a change in how animals are treated and cared for.

photo 1 (5)This beautiful horse is thankful for the angels that watch out for horses that need help and do something about it.  He is also thankful for companies like Triple Crown Nutrition Inc for providing top of the line feed for his recovery and to True Blue Animal Rescue for providing a safe place for him to live and be loved. Thank you to those who have donated toward his care and to our horse sponsors who make monthly donations to make sure these special horses will have what they need for the rest of their lives. Please help us continue to help horses like Roman by becoming a horse sponsor too!

Friday Fluff: Macy the Mini Pit

Macy was in a shelter soon to be euthanized. It doesn’t matter that she has a huge smile, because many people only see the sharp teeth and the strong jaws that give bully breeds a bad reputation. Macy, like other well-raised pit bulls, isn’t unruly or vicious though, and she is very thankful to the member of True Blue Animal Rescue who pulled her from the shelter before she was put down. Now Macy can rest easy in this no-kill animal rescue at her foster home until she finds her forever home. If you or anyone you know who is looking for a sweet girl who is dog and cat friendly, leash trained, housebroken, and an all around great dog, please consider Macy! Her personality is just as big as her smile Consider adopting. Email [email protected] or call 936-878-2349 and read more about pitties at

Success Story: Phoebe / Harley!

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This is Phoebe and her adopter. She’s the first of our husky / aussie mix pups to find her forever home. Her adoptive family saw her at the chili cookoff event and fell in love. Since they met her at Independence Harley Davidson her new name is going to be Harley!

Newest Rescue: Chip


Our newest rescue, Chip, is telling his story today! Thank you to everyone who stepped up to save him, and let’s share his story so we can get him a forever home soon!

Hi my name is Chip. My mom was sick. Sometimes she forgot to feed me.But I love her so much and always waged my tail when I saw her. But my mom left and went to heaven. I miss her very much. My brother went with her too. I think he was weaker than me and couldn’t make it without food. I miss him very much too. He was my other half.

When the police found me, there were discussions about putting my down. Thank God, my friend came over and saved me. She took me home, even though she could have gotten in a lot of trouble. She took me to the nice people at True Blue Animal Rescue as soon as she could get me a spot! I was a little nervous at first. But these people are really nice, and my food bowl is always full.

There are a lot of dogs here and I get a lot of playtime, but I really wish I had a home of my own again. Can you please share my picture and my story and find me someone to love again?

#2 Cavalia Odysseo Ticket Auction Benefiting TBAR

Cavalia Odysseo (IMAGE)ANOTHER pair of tickets for Cavalia Odysseo being auctioned off on ebay for True Blue Animal Rescue! The winner of this pair will get to choose a date to attend through Feb 22nd. They are also VIP tickets! Read the flier for more information. Here is the ebay link for the tickets: Click Here

Do not let this amazing opportunity to see this fabulous show by giving a tax deductible donation to True Blue Animal Rescue!i

Donation Opportunity: Cavalia Tickets

TrueBlueAnimalRescueCavaliainDallasVIP tickets for Cavalia in Dallas on Feb. 3rd. Check out the video on the Cavalia web site It’s a horse lovers dream performance! Not only that, since this auction is through Mission fish for True Blue Animal Rescue your donation for the tickets is tax deductible. Use your smartphone to scan the code on the flier or go to the link below to view the tickets’ listing on eBay!

Link to eBay Auction:

Foster Feature: Gina

Today’s foster feature is Gina. She was next to be euthanized at the Brenham Shelter so the manager there asked if we could network her to find her a home. We sent out the picture of her in the kennel and although True Blue Animal Rescue foster homes are all full they came up with a plan to save this beautiful yellow lab. They contacted Kathryn Kwiatkowski of K’s Mutt Hut in Brenham and asked her to help. She offered a discounted boarding fee just to cover her care. Kathryn runs a wonderful boarding facility in Brenham, but she’s a rescuer through and through. She’s always rescuing animals and can’t look away when asked to help. The members of True Blue Animal Rescue chipped in to cover her board for several weeks. This will allow time to get her vetted and up for adoption.

If you or someone you know would like to adopt this sweet girl, please share or email us at [email protected]. Please help buy Gina another day by paying for a day of board. Go to and make a $10 paypal donation with a note to let us know it’s for Gina.

Thank you to all the wonderful people who donated enough to get her out of the shelter and a great big thank you to Kathryn of K’s Mutt Hut for taking care of her and giving her a chance!

Neuter Discount: February 2015


Do you or someone you know need to get a cat or dog neutered? Book your appointment a the Animal Friends of Washington County clinic and pay only $20 for the procedure in February! Call 979-277-0400 or visit to book early and take advantage of this great deal. Ensuring pets are fixed is the best way to decrease the number of unwanted pets that end up in shelters and euthanized daily. 

For the more expensive procedure of spaying female dogs or cats, TBAR can offer financial assistance. Contact [email protected] or call 936-878-2349 for more information!

2014 Memorials & Honorifics

We thank you for thinking of the TBAR animals when deciding to honor your friends and loved ones.

Memorial Donations:

In memory of Tehama Storey, from Betty Pohler

In memory of Tehama Storey, from Gerald & Patricia Norwood

In memory of Tehama Storey, from Ms. Patsy Bateman

In memory of Tehama Storey, from Byron & Leslie Ellis

In memory of Tehama Storey, from Marilyn Morris

In memory of Tehama Storey, from Jim & Elaine Martin

In memory of Tehama Storey, from Karen Sebesta & the Scott and White Today Care Team

In memory of Tehama Storey, from Max & Juanice Thiele

In memory of Tehama Storey, from Bateman Ranch

In memory of Tehama Storey, from Barry Ellis

In memory of Tehama Storey, from Kaylee Roznovsky

In memory of Tehama Storey, from Kaye & Kenneth Kisamore

In memory of Steve Moore, from AJ Greer

In memory of Fr. Wayne Wilkerson’s dog, Peanut, from Robert & Carol Schertz

In memory of Snoopy, Blackie and Roy Boy, from Robert & Carol Schertz

In memory of Diane Hodde, from Gail & Daniel Timm

In memory of Megan & Debi McNuelty’s dog Kendall, from Amy Hemsell

In memory of Elsie Pennington, from Alice Stern

In memory of Hommer, from Diane Deitz

In memory of Janice Smith, from Tom & Elaine Mroczka

In memory of Jan Smith, from Nancy Spates

In memory of Jan Smith, from Joseph & Barbara Eben

In memory of Tessa, from Linda Kane & Cheryl Sevin

In memory of Edward Finney Clay, from Marilynn Wrigley

In memory of Rita Griffith, from Luanne Coles

In memory of Jan Smith, from Dan & Emily Hillsman

In memory of Bill Brener, a good horseman, from Christine & Bill Shahan

In memory of Willie, Bob, Scooter, and Punkin beloved pets, from Dianne Dunn

In memory of Leona Herr, from Johnny M Colley MD

In memory of Leona Herr, from Wade & Nancy Eilers

In memory of Leona Herr, from Lanita Colley

In memory of Leona Herr, from Freida Dallmeyer

In memory of Missy, the Golden Lhaso Apso, from Claire Peters

In memory of Wesley, the perfect dog, from Claire Peters

In memory of Susie Kelley, from Claire Peters

In memory of Sandee, from Robert and Carol Schertz

In memory of Marie Mcfarland, from Ray McFarland

In memory of James M. Beamer, animal lover, from Jackie Dobyns

In memory of Thelma Zwiener, from Luanne Coles

In memory of Kristine Morris (Fuelberg), from Richard and Jan Crawford

In memory of Kristine Morris (Fuelberg), from The Houston Area Chevrolet Club


To honor Jana Lynne for an Angel Reading, from Terry Ferro

To honor Jana Lynne for an Angel Reading, from Margaret Terry Ferro

To honor Luanne Coles, from Pam Wood

To honor Janna Lynn for an Angel Reading, from Michelle Sroda

To honor Lizzy and Leonard, from Wendell Mills

To honor Lizzy and Leonard, from Laura Moore

To honor Lizzy and Leonard, from Donna Prause

Also thank the many people who donated to the following special needs rescue dogs

The bottle baby Sheridan Puppies

The Hound Dog named Annie


Upcoming Event: Chili Cookoff 2015!

TrueBlueAnimalRescueEventChiliCookoff2015Mark your calendar for our Annual chili cookoff sponsored by Independence Harley Davidson. This event it a lot of fun! Lots of chili to eat, BBQ sandwiches, animals on site and an area for kids.
We are still looking for vendors (free spaces) more chili cookers, and we welcome other rescues to set up an adoption day for them! Please contact if you’d like to participate: [email protected] or 936-878-234