True Blue Animal Partners with Houston SPCA


True Blue Animal Rescue submitted a request to support the Houston SPCA by transferring some dogs from their shelter into rescue on September 4th, 2017. Kylie Roach, Animal Community Coordinator for the Houston SPCA, responded on September 14 with rescue partner paperwork and an application to submit.

After submitting the application True Blue Animal Rescue was officially approved as a rescue transfer partner with the Houston SPCA on September 19, 2017. In the application the rescue requested to transfer pit bull and pit bull mix dogs, so Kylie sent pictures of four pit bull mix dogs for True Blue Animal Rescue to transfer.

Dale DeAeth, Facility Manager and Melanie DeAeth, President of True Blue Animal Rescue, drove to Houston SPCA to pick up the four dogs on September 23rd. All four dogs had been given all of their shots and were spayed, dewormed and tested for heartworms during the time that they were at the shelter. Melanie and Dale didn’t ask what their policy was but it is their belief that if these dogs were going to be euthanized the Houston SPCA wouldn’t have taken the time or spent the money to have these things done. Emmy, Blanca, Megan and Dottie, four gentle and friendly mix breed dogs, are now available for adoption through True Blue Animal Rescue.

Melanie and Dale have been taking in Bully Breeds since beginning True Blue Animal Rescue in 2004. Dale purchased his first pit bull in 1982, before the breed had been labeled as a vicious dog. He has always owned pit bulls since and is partial to rescuing bully breeds through True Blue Animal Rescue. He understands the challenges of caring for and adopting out this high energy terrier dog, also known as an American Pit Bull Terrier. Anyone who owns a terrier knows what a loyal, stoic and fearless dog they are. These qualities have been used against the pit bull by cruel owners who have exploited and abused them.

Bully Breeds are the hardest dog to find homes for and yet there are more bully breeds in rescue than any other. Sadly, without more options for all of these dogs, many are euthanized. Dale and Melanie were happy to be able to take in four from the Houston SPCA, doing their part to help find homes for a few more of these misunderstood dogs.

“If we want to stop euthanasia of these dogs,” said Melanie, “Then we need to find them homes, and most importantly, spay and neuter all pets until the overpopulation problem is under control.”

“I wish I could save them all”, said Dale, “but if I take in too many I’ll only become part of the problem because I can’t take proper care of every pit bull that needs a home. Unless we come together as a community and stop abuse, neglect, and overpopulation we cannot save them all.”

Roof for Kennels (updated)

July 9: Phase 1 of putting a cover on the kennels started this week. Thank you all for your donations to help us give a better life to the dogs at True Blue Animal Rescue. Tomorrow (7/10/17) we’ll begin Phase 2 which will be concreting the poles in place.

July 10: Phase 2, the poles are set and ready for the roof!

July 15: Phase 3: The structure of the kennel cover is complete and the rest of the roof will be finished soon!

July 16: Phase 4: The kennel roof is complete! Now we’ll start putting the dogs back under their nice protective roof. They’ll have fans to keep them cool with plenty of shade from this new roof. We’ll be moving them back under cover this week so they can enjoy their new home. Thanks to everyone who donated to help us give the dogs a roof over their heads!

Before & After

Pets for Less Stress at Blinn College

True Blue Animal Rescue Dogs had fun at Blinn College in Brenham during ‘Pets for Less Stress’ which is a great opportunity for the students to destress during exam week while the dogs get lots of attention and exercise

Pet of the Week: Bella 2

TBAR-Adoptable-Bella-2-DogThis week our pet of the week is Bella 2. She is a rat terrier mix and weighs around 20 lbs. She is 4 – 5 yes old and was turned over to rescue when her owner could no longer keep her. She is doing well in the house and is crate trained too. She gets along with other dogs and cats. She’s sweet, friendly and ready to be adopted. She’d be a great addition to any family. Check out to see more pictures of Bella 2 and the other animals that are available for adoption. Contact True Blue Animal Rescue by emailing [email protected] or calling 936-878-2349 if you are interested in adopting Bella 2.

Pet of the Week: Bella

TBAR-Adoptable-Dog-BellaBella is a friendly and well behaved female dog. She is crate trained and housebroken, up to date with vaccinations and is spayed. She is 5 years old so she’s past the puppy stage making her a great family pet and companion.
T-Bar has a lot of animals that are waiting for their forever home. If this pet of the week, is not the pet you are interested in, we probably have just about any pet you could want. T-BAR is a no-kill rescue. Not only do we like having our animals adopted out, we also are in dire need of foster homes. Please go to www.t-bar.organd see all the animals that deserve a second chance, email [email protected] or call (936)878-2349 or email [email protected] and one of our volunteers will get back to you. Adoption fee includes neuter or spay, up to date vaccinations, heartworm tested if old enough or started on heartworm prevention as a puppy, deworming and a one year TBAR membership.

Thank You: First United Methodist

TBAR-Thank-You-First-United-MethodistWe would like to thank First United Methodist Church’s Youth group in Brenham for collecting donations for the animals at True Blue Animal Rescue! They thought of the horses, the dogs and some things for the office too! We especially love the painted bucket for one of our lucky rescue horses. Thank you for getting the donations to us Jennifer!

How to Help Cats Presentation

True-Blue-Animal-Rescue-Alley-Cat-Allies-SeminarIn Tiger’s Memory, Alley Cat Allies will be coming to Brenham and conducting an educational seminar with TBAR for the public. Learn about anti-cruelty laws and what you can do to get legislation to be more friendly and supportive of outdoor and feral cats!

Please share info about this event on social media and around town! We want as many people as possible (including legislators and law enforcement) to learn about how we can support outdoor cats and still have a healthy and happy community!

From the Alley Cat Allies Event Page:

Learn about anti-cruelty laws and how to do something good for cats in your community.

Join us for snacks, door prizes, and FREE cat food for the first 20 people to arrive!

Questions? Call 240-755-7045.

TBAR in the News: Stand against Horse Slaughter

TBAR was in the news this week for saving some young horses from being shipped to slaughter. Click here to read the full article from KBTX.

It doesn’t stop there though. This is a call to action! We need your help!

Americans are over-breeding horses and allowing them to be tortured and shipped to Mexico to die. Over 1/3 of the equine population is shipped each year. These beautiful animals suffer in feed lots, in transport and then as they are killed. We can stop this madness. Contact your representatives and let them know that we want the Safe Act passed. As Americans it’s our right to share our view and effect changes in our laws. Animal rights people please like and share so this is heard right before you write your US representative. This is a federal bill so representatives need to be contacted in Washington DC from every state. Details on how to find who to contact are at the end of the video and on the web site. Horses are a symbol of American Freedom. Don’t let this symbol go down in this inhumane way!

Click here to find your US representative, and then email them and explain that you would like to see them support HB 1942 and why.

Links for more information:

Read about HR 1942

American Veterinary Medical Association on Horse Slaughter

Humane Society on Horse Slaughter

ASPCA on Horse Slaughter