Happy Tails: Lupita

True-Blue-Animal-Rescue-2015-LupitaLupita is one of the Family Circle Chiweenies adopted this summer. Her new family sent us these photos so we could see how well taken care of she is – look at all of those cute clothes! Thank you so much for updating us on Lupita, we are so happy that you are giving her such a great life!

If anyone else would like to send us updates of your adopted TBAR animal, please email [email protected] because these updates inspire us to keep rescuing!

Success Stories: Sadie and a Hope Puppy!

True-Blue-Animal-Rescue-Success-Stories-April-8Success stories of the week are Sadie and one of the Hope puppies! You can see the puppy (named Maddie) here with her new mom – they look so happy together! Next is Sadie, the little Min pin mix girl. She found her forever home and is loving her new life. She enjoys playing fetch and running in her new yard and when the day is done she gets to sleep on her new Mom’s bed.

Maddie has two sisters (Mocha and Dotty) who still need forever homes. Please contact [email protected] to learn more about them, or view them at:http://www.t-bar.org/adopt-dogs/

Pet of the Week: Betty the Great Dane

True-Blue-Animal-Rescue-2015-Pet-of-the-week-Betty-Great-DaneBetty is Great Dane, Black Mouth Cur Up-to-date with routine shots Spayed/Neutered. She was in a shelter and soon to be euthanized when a kind person offered to save her life and be her foster home. Betty is now living with a family and their three dogs. She’s getting along well and loves to run and play.

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 towww.t-bar.org 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.

In Memory of Herman E. Detering III

True-Blue-Animal-Rescue-In-Memory-of-Herman-DeteringHerman was dedicated to helping rescue horses and has a long legacy of work promoting animal welfare. In his time helping TBAR he made an impact on everyone who met him. His methods of teaching helped bring around many of our rescued horses, and helped connect our sponsors to their animals.

His wife, Mimi Crossley Detering, tells us that he loved doing demos for T-Bar, and it was his desire for people in his name to our rescue. We could not be more honored to have such an amazing man feel so strongly for our organization. It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to our dear friend.

Herman Eberhard Detering III, 76, died peacefully at home in Houston on March 21, following a long battle with cancer.

He leaves behind his devoted wife and best friend of 40 years Mimi Crossley Detering, loving relatives, close friends and a legacy of work promoting animal welfare.

His parents, H. E. Detering Jr. and Inez Sherar Detering, are deceased.

Herman was educated at St. John’s School in Houston, received a B.A. from Washington and Lee University and a J.D. degree from Columbia University.

Herman and TBAR

Herman with TBAR volunteers and TBAR horses

As a young man, he was ranked nationally in tennis, and was an accomplished equestrian.

Returning to graduate school, he was awarded an M.A. in intellectual history from New York University, and studied for a PhD with Frank E. Manuel.

Herman taught and lectured extensively in history and the humanities, including at Rice University, St. Thomas University and the University of Houston.

As an historian and rare book collector, he founded the Detering Book Gallery, which became the premier rare bookstore in the South.

His FotoFest exhibition of books and photographs showing the parallel development of psychiatry and photography broke new ground in the study of clinical uses of imagery.

As a rancher, Herman became involved with studies of animal psychology and methods of natural, non-coercive horsemanship. Adapting these methods to cattle, he pioneered low stress handling for ranchers, regularly writing articles for major publications including The Cattleman and The American Brahman Review. His video, “Natural Persuasion,” was a first in the field of low-stress herd management and remains a classic.

Herman’s extensive life, career and thoughts about animal handling can be found on his website, www.hermandetering.com.

Herman also served on several non-profit boards, notably FotoFest, the Houston Center for Photography and the Texas Committee on the Humanities.

In addition to his wife Mimi, Herman leaves a sister, Deborah Detering, and nieces Shelley Pannill Stein and husband Matt Stein; Katherine Pannill Center and husband Gordon Center; and Lizzie Pannill Fletcher and husband Scott Fletcher.

A memorial service will be held at The Rothko Chapel, 3900 Yupon St. on Thursday, April 9 at 11 a.m.  

In lieu of flowers, please donate to True Blue Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 1107 Brenham, Tx. 77834

Throwback Thursday: Sadie

True-Blue-Animal-Rescue-Texas-TBT-Sadie-LorettaLoretta, one of our Officers and Board Members who has been with TBAR since the beginning, has submitted Sadie for our Throwback Thursday this week! She says: “We adopted Sadie at 8 weeks and this year she is 11. She is such a loyal and perfect companion. I ignore the grey coming in around her eyes and her snout. To me she is MY dog. She does not like to be separated from me at all. Thanks to T-Bar and Mel and Dale for trusting me to care for her by adopting her.”

We LOVE hearing updates on the TBAR animals that became a part of your family! Please send your pictures to [email protected] so we can share these beautiful stories with everyone who helps make animal rescue possible!

Success Stories: Puppies Adopted March 2015!

True-Blue-Animal-Rescue-Success-Puppies-Adopted-March-2015Here are the Hope Puppies that have already found their forever homes! They were in a kill shelter with their mother, Hope, and they would have been euthanized if a volunteer hadn’t come forward and offered to foster them. Now, these three are all in great new adoptive homes, with just two more (and their mom) waiting for theirs! Just look at these happy faces with their happy puppies! That’s three of our sweet puppies in great new homes but we still have two more looking for homes. Adopt, don’t shop!!

Throwback Thursday: Pearl

True-Blue-Animal-Rescue-TBT-Jaden-and-Pearl‪#‎TBT‬ We took in a group of horses that were being starved by their owners several years ago. They didn’t trust people so it was a challenge for anyone to adopt them. That didn’t stop his mare’s adopter, Jaden. He worked with her and was soon able to ride her! Now Jaden and Pearl have a wonderful partnership. We love happy endings like this one. It’s a true testament to what love and patience can do.

Success Story: Gina!

True Blue Animal Rescue Success Story GinaToday’s success story is Gina!

Gina was the year-old yellow lab who was rescued from the Brenham shelter when they called to alert us that she was on her last days. K’s Mutt Hutt board her, and many people donated to help pay the boarding fees while she waited for her forever home.

We are now happy to share that Gina has found a wonderful forever home with a nice lady and two other dogs. Gina is well-loved and couldn’t be happier!

We are very grateful for the shelter manager who called us, for K’s Mutt Hut for taking care of her, for the donors who paid for her boarding, and to the volunteers who transported her around to her vet appointments. Lastly, and most importantly, we are thankful for Gina’s new forever family, for opening their hearts and homes to her! Gina is certainly our “it takes a village” story!