Unlike any other animal rescue organization, Houston Huts 4 Mutts likes to get things done differently. This non-profit group provides shelter to dogs who are kept outdoors. These pups usually have owners that refuse to take care of them nor give them up. Some are chained outside, alone, without food or water.
Aside from shelter and food, the organization also spays dog moms and their puppies, to control the number of strays in the area. They take the time to gain the trust of these dogs before bringing them in and getting them a fur-ever family.
The group posts their “projects” and rescues on their Facebook page. Some of their followers willingly foster some of the dogs who badly need it, like Daisy.
The group received a call last December about a dog who was left alone in the middle of a deserted field. Alaina Rosenblatt, together with her friend Aleisha Medley from Huts 4 Mutts rushed to where the dog was.
Upon nearing the area, they saw an abandoned house, but no dog in sight. As they went closer, a little head peeped out of a small opening in the house. The two were in shock with the poor pup’s condition. She had sores all over her body and was emaciated.
It took a little while before the dog went out of the house. She had no food and water and was in a terrible state. As soon as the pup came out, they immediately gave her water. She was then named Daisy.
They recorded the rescue and posted it on Facebook, hoping for a kind-hearted person to answer their plea to foster the pup. Good thing Stephanie Mackey saw the post right away, and she told Alaina that she’s willing to take Daisy.
With a foster home ready, all the rescuers need to do was to get Daisy out of that hellhole. She had big, heavy chains around her neck, but Alaina managed to pry it open. They rushed the pup to their van and brought her to the nearest vet.
After stabilizing her health, Aleisha took Daisy and brought her to Stephanie. In just a week with her, the dog gained eight pounds. Stephanie fell in love with Daisy, but couldn’t take her in permanently since she already has four dogs and a toddler.
It was hard to let go, but Stephanie had to. Good thing she can always visit Daisy because the pup’s new family was no other than Stephanie’s maid of honor at her wedding, Emma Garder.
Now, Stephanie gets to see the pup once in a while, and Alaina and Aleisha are very pleased with how Daisy’s story came about. Indeed, another shot in life!
Check out the video below from Huts 4 Mutts:
First time hearing about Houston Huts 4 Mutts? Don't be deceived by our name/title! We do so much more than just providing huts for Houston's dogs that live on chains.Our primary focus is helping chained dogs in lower income areas where people lack the resources or otherwise knowledge required to provide humane living conditions. We're up against generations of misinformation/ deeply rooted inhumane practices, which believe it or not is a complete surprise to most residents we assist.Other services we provide include free access to spay/neurter services, light weight teathers, collars, leashes, flea/heartworm medication, dog/cat food, and of course professionally designed dog houses (by our founder and CEO herself)!Beyond that we work to educate owners in proper animal care practices, encouraging them to play an active role in their pets lives instead of leaving the dogs as would be lawn ornaments. We've found that through this approach we can foster a trust based relationship that ultimately benefits the dogs, who otherwise lack a voice or representation.We are a grassroots organization, meaning every volunteer is just as important as the next, regardless of if that are brand new or a long time veteran of our organization. We love meeting new people who share our love for animal welfare, and post regularly when our next outing is scheduled.Still have questions? Don't be shy! We love hearing from y'all and would be happy to answer any questions you may have. In the meantime please feel free view and share the video below, put together by our volunteers outlining some of Houston's Huts4Mutts core principals and practices. 🙂
Posted by Houston Huts 4 Mutts on Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Video credit: Facebook Houston Huts 4 Mutts