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 Inside this issue:


Featured Pet 1
Exercise 2
Dog Needs 2
New My Space 2
Fosters 3
Sponsor Izzy 3
Safe Haven
Mission
Statement 4

 

Dear Adopters,
Supporters and Friends of Safe Haven Animal Rescue:

We are very proud to say that with the support of our donors, adopters and wonderful foster families we were able to rescue many more animals again this year. This year is particularly heartwarming to us all, as we have rescued many senior dogs as well as dogs with minor to major medical issues and have truly given them the chance they deserved.

Since March 2004 we have rescued over 350 animals and have spent $39,000 in veterinary costs and medical supplies alone, which does not include all other necessary supplies such food, leashes, collars, toys, etc. Our adoption fee covers a small part of our expenses and we rely on donations from public to cover the rest. We thank you sincerely as your donations have helped us to save these very deserving animals and we ask for your continued support
 

Featured Pet for Adoption

Alert Fire Rescue and Police personnel in case of any emergency that there are pets inside your home.

Place the stickers from your adoption kit in your windows or glass doors.

SAVE YOUR PETS!

If you need more stickers for your house or family, please send a $5 donation and we will send you a set for your home with your receipt from your donation.

Thank you for your continued support!

   


Name: Maggie
Breed: Beagle/Fox Terrier Mix
Age: 7 Years
Sex: Female, Spayed
 
   


My original owner passed away and I ended up with a family that dumped me at a local shelter since they suddenly no longer had time for me. They also admitted that they would allow their child to tease and corner me, so it was probably a good thing that they didn't keep me. I'm only about 7 yrs old, but a dog my age and with my medical issues doesn't have much of a chance at the shelter, plus I was owner surrendered and we are the first ones to be put to sleep when space gets tight since there is no legal hold period as there is with the stray dogs.

The rescue coordinator tried her best to get a group to take me in and luckily she succeeded. I'm in a foster home now with many other dogs and cats, and I'm very happy here. I am completely housetrained and don't need to be crated when left alone and ride very well in the car. I could benefit from a little leash training, but that's because my previous owners never made an effort to teach me. I would do well with an active family and preferably only older or no children once I have recovered from my surgery.

Update 11/24/2006: I have fully recovered and am ready to find my forever home.

 

     
Exercising With Your Dog
 

MIA
   
Why Keep Your Dog Fit?

Exercise is a key factor in the health and well being of your dog. Fit dogs are more alert and content. They sleep better, have more energy, and experience fewer socialization problems. Active dogs also tend to live longer, with fewer health problems. Regular exercise helps dogs build strong bones, improves cardiovascular systems, and tones muscles.

Emergency
Animal Clinics

12034 Research Blvd. Suite 8
512-331-6121

4434 Frontier Trail
512-899-0955

4106 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-459-4336

2000 N. Mays,
Suite 112
512-671-6252

 
Want to share current photos?
 


We would love to see the dogs updated photos of the rescue dogs that you have adopted. There are several ways to share your photos with us so we can share them with the rest of our community.

Please send photos to Info@safehaveanimalrescue.com
or join our new MYSPACE or Facebook page as a friend .

http://hs.facebook.com/login.php

http://myspace.com/rescuegroup

Animal Control Numbers

Austin
512-972-6060
Bastrop
512 321-1963
Cedar Park
512-258-3149
Georgetown
512-930-3592
Leander
512-528-2800
Round Rock
512-255-PETS
Pflugerville
512-251-4004
TRAVIS COUNTY
512469-2015
WILLIAMSON COUNTY
512-943-1300

 
What every dog needs...
 
  • Regardless of which food you choose to feed, your dog must have plenty of fresh, clean water available at all times. We suggest placing the water three to five feet from the food. This will help prevent your dog from gulping water and air in addition to food.
  • Dogs need a routine. Feeding at the same time and place every day establishes a comfortable eating pattern.
  • And remember, your dog needs to visit the veterinarian regularly. Regular visits help to keep your dog happy and healthy!
 
               
 

" He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion."
-- Unknown


 
We're looking for new Foster Homes
to help with our mission.




Foster Homes Needed...
 

We can only rescue as many animals as we have qualified foster homes for them to go to.

If you would like to open your home and your heart to a Safe Haven animal, please fill out our online foster application .

 
Sponsor Izzy
 
 

I was found wandering in a field, very dirty, hungry and thirsty.  I was taken to the shelter but my owners never came for me.  The rescue coordinator put out a plea in hopes that a rescue group would take a chance on helping out an older gal out.  My nickname is "possum" or " lambo" because I look like a lamb from the front and a possum from the back.  My foster family thinks they are funny, ha..ha..  I get along with other dogs, and cats. I am doing well with my house training and love to sit in anyone's lap that will pet me and tell me what a pretty girl I am

My story becomes a sad one.  You see my foster mom says I am so very sweet and for such a little girl I have a heart the size of Texas .  Well ironically, I really do have a large heart.  After a trip to the vet, it was discovered I had a very strong heart murmur.  After x-rays and further testing my heart is literally twice the size it should be.  This is from one of my heart valves not functioning correctly and my heart has had to work extra hard to pump oxygenated blood throughout my body.   My condition is not fixable and unfortunately my future cannot be guaranteed. I could have a stroke at anytime or I could live for years.  I have felt more loved and truly happy in the past few weeks being part of a family. Safe Haven had decided that they want me to experience all of the happiness I can and that I deserve that chance.  I am still available for adoption but only if the adopter fully understands my situation.  Safe Haven knows I may never be adopted and just like Mandy, another Safe Haven rescue we will live our lives with our Safe Haven foster family.   If you would like to sponsor me, it would be greatly appreciated
 
 


IZZY

Stop the Destruction

Puppies chew when they are teething.
Adult dogs may chew due to boredom or lack of exercise.


To keep your household disaster free, try the following:
1. Engage your pooch in some serious physical playtime. Try playing fetch in the backyard or taking a jog in the neighborhood.
2. Confine your canine to a designated area while you're gone. This can be a crate or a gated area in the kitchen.
3. Provide lots of chew toys to give those canine teeth something to work on.


 


MANDY
 
Safe Haven Animal Rescue
Safe Haven Animal Rescue is comprised of a network of foster families. We do not have a facility and are limited to the amount of animals we can take in from the public.

We rescue dogs and puppies mainly from kill shelters in the central Texas area and work hand-in-hand with other rescue groups in an effort to help as many animals as possible.

SHARE is a non- profit 501c(3) organization that relies on donations from the public to be able to give quality care to the animals we rescue.

Our Mission
**Responsibly rescue, foster and find permanent homes for many of the homeless animals in our community
**Promote responsible pet ownership and educate the public about the importance of spaying and neutering
**Promote humane treatment of animals through education, public awareness and legislation.

Donations accepted via Pay pal online at our website or by check mailed to:

Safe Haven Animal Rescue
P.O. Box 6835
Round Rock, TX 78683-6835

 

"Old dogs, like
old shoes, are comfortable. They might be a bit out of shape and a little worn around the edges, but they fit well."
-- Bonnie Wilcox


Did You Know That
  • About 6-8 million cats and dogs enter US shelters each year
  • About 3-4 million cats and dogs are euthanized in US shelters each year
  • In seven years, one female cat and her offspring can theoretically produce 420,000 cats
  • In six years, one female dog and her offspring can theoretically produce 67,000 dogs
  • About 25% of dogs entering shelters are purebred
  • About two animals are euthanized per minute in Texas . That adds up to about one million animals being destroyed every year in Texas shelters alone.
  • Each day 10,000 humans are born in the US , and each day 70,000 puppies and kittens are born
  • Spaying a female dog or cat eliminates the possibility of uterine and ovarian cancer and greatly reduces the risk of breast cancer
  • Neutering a male dog or cat reduces the risk of both prostate enlargement and prostate cancer. Neutering also will make your pet more affectionate and less likely to roam, get in fights, or become lost.
  • Eighty percent of dogs hit by cars are unaltered males


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