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.

ABLE Kids Camp: Alton Field Trip May 2015



Third and Fourth Grade students from Alton Elementary School in Brenham, TX who read a story and wrote a summary about the book over Christmas break earned the opportunity to go to TBAR Ranch! This year 28 4th grade students and 18 3rd grade students got to come out and enjoy this fun filled educational opportunity. The event includes reading age appropriate rescue stories, riding horses and going on a hay ride. Hands on interactions like these build self esteem, teach about animal care and help our children become better pet owners and future advocates for animals. When you add in the book component, we’re building their reading skills too! As an Elementary School teacher this adds even more to the intrinsic value of this event.

These pictures are of the fourth grade students that came out on May 8th this year. We have the 3rd grade readers rescheduled to come out if the rain holds!
Nothing warms our hearts more than seeing children connect with and enjoy our rescue animals. Thank you to all the volunteers that help make this event possible!

Throwback Thursday: Kado (adoptable)

True-Blue-Animal-Rescue-Texas-KadoHere’s Kado as a puppy when he first came to True Blue and now, as an adult still here. Some dogs get adopted right away but some don’t manage to find their forever home right away. Kado is one of those. We are a no kill so he’s not in danger of being put to sleep but he is in danger of never being someone’s special boy and knowing the love of a family all his own. Please consider adopting adult rescue dogs. Email [email protected] and ask about Kado!

Success Story: Apollo



We were lucky to pull this sweet baby out of a kill shelter as a baby but it took him a few months for him to find his furever family. He was doing well in his foster family but when Bill, Brandee and Will came out to meet some of the dogs at True Blue Animal Rescue he connected with them immediately. His normally shy personality was gone as he leaped into Bill’s lap and sat next to Will for attention! This IS a match made in heaven and lucky for me, I get to keep up with him and his new family. Another GREAT family adopts from True Blue Animal Rescue! Thank you!

Roman Update: May 2015

True-Blue-Animal-Rescue-Roman-May-2015Has anyone been wondering how Roman is doing? Here he is May 17, 2015, almost four months after coming into True Blue Animal Rescue. He’s gotten lots of love and attention from TBAR volunteers Alissa Cannon and Amy Hemsell. He’s had the pleasure of meeting children who come out on camp days too! The “oohs” and “ahhs” when this big boy is walked out to meet them was priceless. He gives us the chance to teach kids about rescue, proper feeding and dental care for senior horses and having the farrier out to trim up his hooves so they don’t crack and hurt. Coming from a giant like this Percheron boy, this makes a big impact with the kids. He is a senior, but he’s still got a lot to give in his new roll as a TBAR horse ambassador.

If you look at his pictures you will see that he has gained a lot of weight since coming to us at the end of January. A great big thank you for Triple Crown Feed for donating their high quality senior complete feed to help him through his rehab. As you might imagine, a big horse like this can eat a lot and even more when trying to get him to gain weight. He’s still got some more weight to gain but the improvements in this short amount of time is amazing! As you can see his coat is shedding out from the reddish color to the slick, shiny black that it was meant to be. When getting the right nutrition in Triple Crown Feed they get everything they need to be slick and shiny! All Roman has to do now is eat, swat flies and enjoy life.
Thank you to TBAR volunteer Alissa Cannon for being his special sponsor human. She’s helped us afford his farrier work, hay and worming.
Read more about Roman:

Pet of the Week: Opal

opal3Did I just hear what you said? Did you say you want a dog? Well, here is bargain for you, a Pet of the week, Opal. Opal is an adult medium sized spayed Terrier/Labrador Retriver. She is very friendly and lovable. She likes to run and play as much as she loves to be scratched and cuddled. She walks well on a leash and gets along with other dogs. She’d make a perfect pet for any family!

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. That way we can help more animals out there, who are in perilous times alone on the streets. Please save a life by adopting a pet, instead of buying a pet and please have all your pets spayed and neutered. It is the right thing to do. If you are interested on where you can help or to look at all that is available to either adopt or foster, please go to and see all the animals that deserve a second chance and fulfilled life full of love, email [email protected] or call (936)878-2349 and one of our volunteers will get back to you as soon as possible. Adoption Fee: Please email[email protected] for adoption fee! 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.

Happy Tails: Teddy and Ana

True-Blue-Animal-Rescue-Happy-Tails-AnnaToday’s “Happy Tails” is both Ana and Teddy! They were both in foster homes that fell in love with them and decided to adopt!! Hooray for Teddy and Ana! They will be staying right where they are forever! We LOVE foster failures 😉

Upcoming Events: May 2015


We have quite a few events coming up this month, and would like to share them with you!

Upcoming Events:

May 8: Read to Ride (School Field Trip – volunteers only)

May 9: Carnival in the Park (open to the public), visit for more info!

May 14: Read to Ride (School Field Trip – volunteers only)

May 16: Training Clinic with Juan Vendrell (Rescheduled due to Rain, open to the public for a $20 auditor’s fee)

For more info on any of these events, or to become a TBAR volunteer, email [email protected]

Happy Tails: Savannah

True-Blue-Animal-Rescue-TBT-Savannah-2015Throwback Thursday Happy Tails! We received this wonderful update from a past adopter, with an update on the dog she adopted from TBAR!

Hi All,

Below are pictures of our puppy Savannah (she was originally named Delilah), we got her from TBar in February 2010.  We first saw her at one of your adoption events at Petsmart in College Station.  

The first picture is Savannah with my husband Mike at Teresa’s place where we went to see her a second time before officially adopting.  In two of the pictures she is with her brother we got from animal control in 2012.

They are both wild and crazy and so much fun but Savannah is also the sweetest little girl you will meet.  I call her my little girl, she is 85lbs, she’s been such a sweetheart and blessing to our family.

Thank you for all you do!!  I couldn’t image our lives without Savannah 🙂

Lacey Burey

Thank you for the update, Lacey! We love updates on the pets that were adopted from us! Seeing them so happy in their new life gives us the motivation to keep saving more and more!

If anyone else would like to share their success story, please email photos and updates to [email protected]