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Bastrop Animal Rescue

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: To save and improve the lives of animals in our community.

Target demographics: animals

Direct beneficiaries per year: 250 animals.

Geographic areas served: Bastrop County, Texas

Programs: free and low-cost community pet spay and neuter services, lost and found pet services, building fences for chained dogs, and many other life-saving services.

Community Stories

54 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Junior started out in a rural area with room to roam, a slew of dog companions, and apparently, very little human supervision. Eventually his habit to roam caused him to cross paths with an automobile, which resulted in a broken back leg.

This is where Bastrop Rescue stepped in. We saw him in a Craigslist ad (Junior takes a good picture), made inquiries, and eventually met him at Rindy’s home.

It was obvious he wasn’t going to be an “easy” adoption. In the short term, his broken leg was still being treated which, along with additional doctor visits, required he be kept on restricted activity for the first six weeks we had him. Long term, while Junior was always a sweet and loving boy, he lacked the social skills to interact properly with our other dog JoJo. It was an ongoing process, but over time we’ve integrated him into the family and he’s getting better and better every day. He now has free run of the house, plays enthusiastically with JoJo in the back yard, snoozes with us on the couch, and has a spot on the bed with us at night.

Today, Junior lives an entirely different life than he did before, he also is a gregarious and affectionate boy that brings much joy to our household.

Tammy F.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Lucy came into our lives in August 2017. She has been an inquisitive love bug and player extraordinaire! She found her voice a few months ago and uses it often to let us know when she needs something-she is quite the girl and we know it was because she was so well cared for by Bastrop Animal Rescue.

Lynda J. H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for Bastrop Animal Rescue for about a year now. I have never meet a more invested, caring, selfless group of people. Each and every one of these volunteers go above and beyond to advocate for each animal that comes their way. We all become mentally, physically, and emotionally invested in caring for these babies. From fostering (sometimes long term), providing medical and social rehabilitation, and vetting out the best possible home for each individual animal. I would highly recommend contacting BAR when you are looking for your fur-ever baby. You will not be disappointed with the personal service your receive from anyone associated with BAR.

Client Served

Rating: 5

In Jan of 2016 a friend of mine posted about a little matted mess that was found & brought to Bastrop Animal Rescue. Well as soon as I saw him I started the application process. Soon after that my westie, Sammy, & I made the drive from Katy to get this cute little stinker. Since that time he has become the boss of the house. Bastrop Animal Rescue has continued to check on this little to make sure he is well...& well loved. ....rest assured he is. I really appreciate that do check up on the babies they place.

Judy Gammill

Jessica L. C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Took me and my foster dog under their wing and got her adopted in a matter of weeks, after I had her almost a year! Gave me great advice on trapping feral cats AND loaned me traps. Has given me food, bowls, leashes and collars to hand out to pet owners having a hard time financially. Our house is a B.A.R. house, now and forever!!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I love dogs! Ms. Fox came to our house and helped us find the perfect match for a puppy. I love Amoré Elizabeth! I got her for my 8th birthday, and I was so happy because I had been begging for a dog. She’s the perfect dog for me because she is persistent, playful, strong, sweet, and she lets me dress her up. I will always love her. Thank you, Ms. Fox and Bastrop Animal Rescue.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

For months we had been looking for another perfect little dog who could be a friend to our spoiled Lola and small enough to travel with us in our motor home. We took Lola with us to meet Cassie and knew she was a perfect fit for our family. Unfortunately we had to wait for over a month before we could bring her home because she needed heartworm treatment. Poor little Cassie Lee, a hurricane surviver, had had a difficult life even before the hurricane, she not only had heartworms but was in poor health because of a very poor diet. Before she could be treated, she had to be healthy enough survive the treatment. Without the donation of their time, treatment and loving care from Bastrop Animal Rescue, along with Rindy, her “very special foster mom,“ she thrived! I’ve kept in touch with Rindy and continue to see the miracle life saving love both she and Bastrop Animal Rescue give to all the special needy dogs in their care! We now have our perfect little Cassie Lee Harvey thanks to Bastrop Animal Rescue and of course dear Rindy!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

For my 60th birthday last year, I wanted to adopt a rescue dog. Specifically a female chihuahua as I had one named Bambi that passed away several years ago. We live in Bastrop so I went to the Bastrop Animal Rescue website and found Lily. I filled out the application and Rindy called me soon after. We have 2 male chihuahuas that we took down to meet Rindy and Lily. We've had Lily for 9 months now and she's part of the family. She gets along great with Dobby and Grendel and since Lily is younger than them, she keeps them active. Lily loves to play in the yard with Grendel. We have a 5th wheel that we try to take out monthly to explore Texas and other states. All 3 dogs love to go camping with us. Bastrop Animal Rescue will always be our first choice for when we want to adopt another dog.And because Rindy is one of the nicest and kindest dog lovers you'd want to meet!

Tammy Jean T.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love volunteering for Bastrop Animal Rescue! The other volunteers and organizers are genuinely concerned about the animals in their care. We all work together to see the animals are prepared for their furr-ever homes. There are few organizations out there with as much generosity and kindness as B.A.R. ❤

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Several months after we lost our little terrier mix to cancer, we were ready to adopt a new brother for our Great Pyrenees mix Cleo. My daughter sent me a photo of Kolbe (at the time named Ziggy Stardust) that she saw on Craig's List. I had looked at photos of several dogs at rescue organizations in San Antonio and Austin. Something about Kolbe's eyes spoke to me so I filled out the online adoption application on the Bastrop Animal Rescue website. Someone responded within twenty-four hours. My application was forwarded to foster mom Rindy Fox (a warm woman with a giant heart, and a true rescue angel). She called me and we spoke at length about Kolbe's needs, Cleo's personality, and how he might fit into our home. Following the phone call I had a home visit with Kolbe. He was aloof, but I understood his past so I understood his seeming lack of interest in me. I decided this little guy needed someone to love him unconditionally and spoil him - to make him feel like the prince he is. We brought him home on July 5th, and he fit into our family perfectly. From the beginning he has been properly submissive to Cleo, so she accepted him right away. Kolbe's owner surrendered him to the pound, and he had lived his four years mostly in a crate. When his owner surrendered him, the pound contacted BAR and BAR agreed to take him, thereby preventing his being euthanized. He was in poor health, with his eyes matted with dried eye secretion and he had a nail that had to be removed by the vet. Rindy did an excellent job of getting Kolbe used to walking outside, but he still disliked grass when we adopted him and never wanted to stay outside. Also, he was prone to freezing when cars passed us when we walked him. Now, nearly seven months later, he's the most affectionate, engaged little guy! He loves cuddling and playing. He hangs around me wherever I am. He took longer to respond to my husband, but now he loves to cuddle with my husband, too. He loves going outside in the back yard, he loves walks, he ignores passing cars, he's gained weight, and he actually looks taller. He's got the cutest, craziest personality, which he's been showing us little by little as the months go by. Kolbe loves Cleo and will bark right in her face to get her to engage in play. He loves our grandsons, too. I've kept in touch with Rindy. She was instrumental in helping me to help Kolbe adjust; she responded to my questions immediately. Having cared for him for several weeks, she knew his quirks and fears; she helped me to know what to attribute to his personality vs what to attribute to rescue dog characteristics. Together, BAR and Rindy saved our Kolbe's life and gave our family a delightful, intelligent, well-behaved, precious pup.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

On New Year’s Eve, we brought home Abby. Abby is a wonderfully loving, super smart girl. We are blessed to have her in our family due to BAR and foster mom extraordinaire, Rindy Fox.
Abby was found chained in a back yard in Houston, in standing flood waters a few days after Hurricane Harvey, apparently abandoned - no one ever came forward to claim her. Best guess, Abby was about 7 months old when rescued by BAR. She had severe mange and startled and cringed if you moved too quickly around her. She had a marked aversion to men. She still eats from a puzzle bowl because other wise she wolfs her food so fast she can make herself sick. Obviously, the first several months of her little life included neglect and abuse. But once she came to BAR and Rindy stepped up to foster her, everything in her life changed for the better!
My husband, Don, and I met Abby in late November at Rindy’s house. Her skin was clear, showing off her beautiful red on red brindle coat. Despite Rindy’s warning that she might be standoffish with Don, she was giving him kisses within 20 minutes of our arrival! We just knew she was meant to join our family.
We visited Abby and took her for walks in the next couple weeks. After returning from our Christmas trip to visit out of state family, Rindy and her husband brought Abby and Maddy to their new home at our house on New Year’s Eve. Maddy is another rescue pup that Rindy was fostering with whom Abby had bonded, so it was a natural fit to adopt both of them - but that’s a whole other story! Suffice it to say that the girls are the best of friends and belong together.
Since coming home, Abby has learned to walk on loose leash very well, unless I walk her and Maddy together - then she tends to follow Maddy’s lead, not mine, but we’re working on that! They both have settled in to their new house, yard and family like they’ve never lived anywhere else! Abby did well around a repairman we had in the house last week, once she was introduced to him, and with other visitors we’ve had here. We are blessed to have her in our family - thank you BAR and Rindy!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Our story begins with good fortune. My good fortune in knowing a modern day superhero. Rindy was someone I looked up to in my earlier years as a case manager. Her sincere desire to help and belief that even though there are so many sad things around us, good can come from small actions, people can change, and we can all have a profound impact on the world around us. Thanks to the wonders of social media, I stayed in touch with Rindy, and watched her Facebook and instagram feeds as she rescued so many beautiful animals from pitiful situations. Her work with BAR was amazing. The before and after photos were incredible. My boys were finally at an age that I felt adding a dog to the family would be enriching for us all. And I wanted to rescue one. But we were not quite ready to take the plunge. When I saw the pictures of little Sakina, the pup that was thrown from a truck on a highway in Bastrop, i was in love. She was small, skinny, scabby and hairless, but her eyes said "I am worthy of love". I watched as she blossomed under Rindy's expert care. I told Rindy that I loved her. But soon, Sakina found a home and was gone. I felt I had missed a huge opportunity because I hesitated. A few weeks later, Sakina was back with Rindy after her adopters were unable to keep her. I knew it was our chance. After meeting her at an adoption event, we knew she was the one. Sakina, who became Scout, came home with us in October of 2016 at the age of about 5 months, and 50 + lbs later, she is one of the best decisions we have ever made. She brings us joy every day. She is the sweetest, silliest, most loving soul i have ever met. I cannot imagine our lives without her. Rindy is out there saving lives every day and bringing joy and hope to the world. We will always be grateful to her for bringing Scout into our lives.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been collaborating with Bastrop Animal Rescue for six years. During that time they have grown in size and scope. They not only save shelter pets but also community animals in need. They focus on medical cases from the shelter and also help community pets get spayed and neutered. I look forward to partnering with them in the years to come.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love fostering for Bastrop Animal Rescue. I love that the dogs see the vet right away so any issues can be dealt with before the dog is adopted. The rescue provides food, pee pads, and everything I need. I just have to provide a space and love. If I have questions, there is always someone who knows the answer and if they don't, they will figure it out. I also love that there is a process in place to find good homes for the animals. II also love that I have a say in where the animal I have fostered goes. We have adoption events almost weekly so there is plenty of opportunity for exposure for our furry friends.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

BAR continuously goes above and beyond in helping community and shelter animals in Bastrop county. From taking in found animals needing medical care,a new Home,strays, spay and neuter for community pets and pet food donations. They work tirelessly and all hours. Truly a wonderful group of volunteers

Donor

Rating: 5

The selflessness of their leadership and volunteers is humbling and genuine. BAR has rescued, fostered, and found fur ever homes for countless animals.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had been fostering for Austin Pets Alive! for years, but since they have such great support from the community, I wanted to get involved with an organization where I felt the help was really needed. I began fostering for Bastrop Animal Rescue, and have been awed by the commitment everyone in this organization has to the animals of Bastrop County. These people spend countless hours and personal resources to save lives every day, and I am honored to associate myself with such a great and caring group of people!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fostering for BAR has been a pleasure. There is not a rescue group, out there, who doesn't need foster homes so I have plenty of options. I like to work with a group who, First, makes sure that their dogs are fully vetted and healthy before being adopted out. Also, who are willing to provide training for those dogs who need a little extra help with social skills. I also value a group that is supportive of it's foster homes. Lastly, I will only work with a group who fully vet the homes that their animals are being adopted into and BAR does both vet checks and home checks. BAR meets and exceeds all of my rescue group expectations and on top of that, they are a great group of people to hang out with, at their many fun events.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

About 6 months ago I adopted Betsy Grace (formerly Ruby Tuesday) from Bastrop Animal Rescue. She'd come from a hoarding situation with little to no care and therefore had many medical and emotional issues. When I received her medical records and history I was amazed at just how much care Betsy Grace had received after being rescued. Sparing no cost Bastrop Animal Rescue went to work and made sure she received all the care; medical and otherwise that she desperately needed. I have no doubt this little senior girl wouldn't have survived much longer had Bastrop Animal Rescue not come along. I have her now and although she is still a bit leery of people, she has blossomed into a healthy, happy, silly girl. I am blessed to have her. Thank you Bastrop Animal Rescue for the great job you do helping those that truly can't help themselves...

3 Molli_Newcomb

Client Served

Rating: 5

Bastrop Animal Rescue is by far the most wonderful animal rescue organizations I have ever seen. They were incredibly kind and supportive during the entire adoption process. The foster dad, Steve, is a great guy that truly cares for the animals he fosters.
We are so very grateful that we found BAR!
We are in love with our new pup, Moonpie, and so happy to have him as part of our family!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I recently adopted my dog from Bastrop Animal Rescue and had an amazing experience with them. They had rescued him from a miserable life and provided all the veterinary care he had been lacking, including heartworm treatment. When I adopted him, they provided everything he would need to start his new life with us - food, flea/heartworm preventative, leash, his favorite chews, etc. I was thoroughly impressed with their knowledge and commitment and how they checked in to see how he was settling in.

Everyone I spoke with during the adoption process were very helpful, informative, and committed to the animals. Bastrop Animal Rescue is doing great and much needed work in their community and I would love to give back to them any way I can .

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am truly amazed by the work that Bastrop Animal Rescue does for animals in need. Their heart is truly with the animals and I am a proud supporter of this organization. They are all very professional and fun, loving people dedicated to saving and improving the lives of animals in Bastrop County, Texas.

Diane205

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a small group of people who go over and above for the welfare of the animals. I have gotten to know them since I adopted 2) pits through people involved in this organization. Great bunch, I have donated several times to this organization and will continue to aid their efforts when I can as I have no doubt my money is being put to good use helping animals. Diane Massey,

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful group of people who are working hard to benefit the animals of the Bastrop area. I adopted a dog thru Lorraine a number of years ago and have been fostering for them for the past year. Many marvelous dogs have come thru the process and gone on to great homes and it is always a coordinated team effort from the intake of a dog, transportation, thru the vet checks and procedures, and then to the online posts, the adoption paperwork, adoption events, meet and greets and home visits. Many volunteer hours go into each dog and everyone gives generously of their time to make it all happen. And the results are so gratifying. Happy dogs, happy owners, happy families.

Carol254

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Bastrop Animal Rescue for about 7 months as a foster and as the event coordinator. I love the fact that not only do we pull high risk dogs from the Bastrop county shelter, we help the community also. If there is a stray dog/cat in need and we can help (by having a foster and funds), we do so it doesn't end up at the shelter. If a member of the community needs dog food and we have extra, we will help. We also help sponsor low cost vaccination clinics in Bastrop county. We are NOT just a rescue who helps the dogs and cats in the county, we are a member of the community that sees what needs to be done and do our best to help. There are SO many other things I can say positively about BAR........helping with lost and found dogs in the community by monitoring the lost and found pages and posting these on our Facebook page, helping (when money allows) build fences for those that are struggling and have dogs on chains. Being a part of this rescue that has a heart is so rewarding! Fostering the dogs that need someone is so rewarding! Helping get our name out there and helping with finding adopters is so rewarding! I hope to be a part of this rescue for a long, long time!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

B.A.R is a blessing to this community and it's animals. These volunteers are committed to their mission 7 days a week and even all hours of the night. Aside from the countless times I have witnessed their dedication, I am blessed to say that I have also experienced it first hand. A dirty and matted stray was hit by a car on the highway. The driver was kind enough to stop and take the dog to a nearby vet. Unable to locate owners or fund the medical care needed for this neglected animal, but reluctant to euthanize such a sweet natured dog, the vet's office contacted B.A.R., who responded immediately. They were able to raise funds for his medical needs and foster him until he was adopted. Nearly 3 years later, we love our Rocko boy more than I could have imagined, all thanks to the devotion of this organization.

2 Andrea167

Client Served

Rating: 5

We recently adopted Elsa from the Bastrop Animal Rescue. I am a photographer and occasionally donate my time to photograph dogs for different rescue groups. Elsa's foster mom brought her over for photos, and we fell in love. She was one of the lucky pups rescued by this incredible group. The transformation she made while in foster care is amazing. She blossomed from a scrawny puppy with mange to a beautiful healthy dog. I'm so grateful to BAR for saving her life and giving her the care she needed. We couldn't imagine our life without her. I have had a great experience with BAR and urge everyone to support the great work they do. The whole adoption process exceeded my expectations, and the more I learn about BAR the more impressed I am with them. The animals are lucky to have BAR on their side. Keep up the great work!!

2 Jaclyn H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great people doing great things for our animals! Have even drove to my house in the middle of the night to find out if a
Dog had a microchip.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Bastrop Animal Rescue is a first-class rescue organization.

After submitting an application to adopt a Shih Tzu found on their website, I received a phone response in less than an hour.
My vet reference had already been checked and our phone interview was both pleasant and informative.
A volunteer brought "Kiwi" by the following evening for a meet and greet with my pack of rescues.
She was in terrific condition, all went well, and we quickly concluded the adoption process.

I've also had the opportunity to meet some of the other volunteers during the recent "Strut Your Mutt" event.
All are very concerned with the welfare of their foster animals and actively seek a quality forever home for the remainder of their days.

I've adopted from other organizations in the past; and Bastrop Animal Rescue is among the best.
Highly recommended.

1 Michelle405

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a groomer working at a vet clinic, I've seen first hand some of the severe neglect/abused animals that have been brought in. I've also seen their amazing turn around after being taken in by BAR. I've been able to help out by grooming or fostering for them and have met several other volunteers. I'm in awe of all the great things this group is able to accomplish: putting up fences and getting dogs off of chains, taking in sick, injured, and/or unwanted dogs and cats, fixing them up and finding wonderful fosters and forever homes. BAR is a great organization and I'm proud to be involved with them.

1 Mary Ellen A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was involved with rescue for 6 years in Houston before moving to Bastrop. What I found in Bastrop Animal Rescue is a ground-zero approach to saving animals. Spay/neuter, building fences for chained dogs, on the ground advocacy for pets in bad situations. And of course an amazing foster and adoption program. They are one of Bastrop's greatest assets.

2 Wendy167

Client Served

Rating: 5

Bastrop Animal Rescue is an impressive organization. They not only pull dogs and cats from our shelter, they also educate the public by having vaccine/microchip clinics, adoption off-site events and they run a popular lost and found Facebook page that has reunited hundreds of lost/found pets. In addition, Lorraine continues to help me personally educating me on different breed specific rescues! AND, they do this all without collecting a paycheck. You guys ROCK my SOCKS!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bastrop Animal Rescue ( BAR) though they are a small non profit , take on mighty tasks in their community with the work that they do . BAR directs their focus to the "at risk" animals that need specialized medical care and fostering as well as providing education and desperately needed services to the community such as Low-cost vaccine & micro chip clinics .

Another vital piece to the community is the work they do in helping pets get reunited with their owners through the use of LOST and FOUND pets groups on Facebook for the entire county of Bastrop. Through sharing Facebook posts, giving tips for reuniting pets and even establishing microchip stations throughout the county , these resources have helped numerous animals find their way home.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Fantastic non profit organization that truly puts the animals interests first. Jeremy Parks and the other volunteers work tirelessly to ensure that all animals receive proper veterinarian care, foster care, and proper adoption placement.

4 Kimberly135

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bastrop Animal Rescue, Inc. (BAR), is an organization that works tirelessly to promote and advocate for the welfare of animals in need: Whether it is medical needs, building fences for dogs living on chains, fostering hard to place dogs and cats, and promoting no-kill legislation. They have dedicated their life to ensure that animals in care have a chance for a fabulous life. Highly recommend this organization!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I always choose organizations carefully when deciding who to volunteer with or who to donate money to. What I love about BAR is they are helping a small community make a HUGE difference in the lives of animals. The fact that 100% of the proceeds go back to the care & well being of every animal saved is very important to me. I've always been an animal lover & so happy to be a part of something bigger to help others love animals as well.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We're grateful for this organization in Bastrop County. They are focusing on spay/neuter and assertive in their goals. By fixing community animals, their goal is to reduce shelter intake. They prioritize their responsibilities and funds - and are making a real difference in our community!

2 Vanessa F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so thankful to BAR and everyone involved with rescuing Hope. We adopted her a few months before moving to Colorado, just over a year ago. She had some shyness issues probably due in part to the terrible physical and mental trauma she endured while caught in a hog snare. Today I am glad to say, she has overcome most of her social fears and has become the best camping, hiking and mountain biking dog! Hope is excellent off-leash and the most gentle soul with all of our farm animals, including chickens, rabbits and a cat. If BAR had not saved her, we would not be her lucky parents. We are grateful!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer donor for Bastrop Animal rescue for so many reasons. The dedication to the animals in Bastrop county is unsurpassed . Attached is a picture of one of the many medical cases they take on who now lives a wonderful life. The list is long and the stories just as great They are the voice for those that don't have one. God bless them all.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a donor and volunteer for Bastrop Animal Rescue (BAR). I have witnessed the selfless work of the volunteers for this rescue in the Bastrop County Texas community for the past five years. They take on the hard medical cases from the county shelter and in the community, provide help and information and have gotten numerous dogs off a life on chains. I've seen them go rescue animals abandoned at all hours day or night. They are quick to respond and take action. In this rural community, I don't know what we would do with out them. Animals are dumped out on rural roads all the time out here and they would have no hope were it not for BAR.

3 joanjettchangedeverything

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am amazed by this organization’s commitment to the community and surrounding area. Their rescue efforts are unsurpassed. The lengths that they take to save an animal and the dedication to spay and neuter programs are outstanding. I have witnessed firsthand the wonderful transformation in medical cases and extreme hording situations that BAR has made possible. BAR goes beyond normal rescue measures to make a difference, from getting animals off chains to saving “dumped” animals lying in ditches. I am proud to support Bastrop Animal Rescue. I will continue to sing their praises and share in their efforts.
with the utmost respect and admiration,
Kathie Hannahs

3 Rindy Fox

Donor

Rating: 5

I am very particular about organizations to whom I donate. I do so benefiting Bastrop Animal Rescue with no doubts that my money goes to help the animals in need. The mission of this organization goes above and beyond most animal helping groups. I am especially impressed with the commitment to get community cats and dogs spayed and neutered. The ability to work with pet owners where they are, has reaped great rewards in getting dogs off of chains and helping to alleviate dog and cat hoarding situations. They also have a great foster program that attempts to help injured animals that would otherwise languish in the local shelter with little or no veterinary care.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer and donate to the BAR non- profit because I live in Bastrop and see the great work that they do across our community. BAR are the hands-on people who quickly see medical emergencies at our local shelter and jump in to provide life saving support. They also work within the community to promote Spay and Neutering, overall quality of life for chained dogs with assistance at both purchasing and building appropriate fencing, TNR programs, assist with trying to locate lost animals with their owners to keep them out of the shelter, work to place animals at our kill shelter with no-kill rescues... I could go on and on but the term "life-saving" sums up my confidence in their work. So many good things going on and I am proud to be even just a small part of their amazing work.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have had the opportunity to see first hand the level of commitment that BAR had not only to animals in the shelters, but in the community as well. They are truly making a difference in the lives of animals in need.

TRPH

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We at Tech Ridge Pet Hospital provide medical services for the animals that are brought in to the rescue and we have always been impressed by their commitment to quality care for them. Many of the animals that come straight from the shelter are not in the best condition and some need extensive treatment or surgery. Bastrop Animal Rescue does not hesitate to do or spend whatever it takes to save lives. Some from our team have even fostered and adopted pets from BAR because of their dedication to their cause.

Lillie C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Jaxon was our first foster that we got after hearing about him from BAR. He was emaciated, covered in wounds and sores, and had severe hair loss from demodex. Working with Jeremy and the staff was fantastic, and Jaxon made a full recovery and now has a great forever home. Everyone associated with BAR cares deeply about animals and works diligently to make positive outcomes!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bastrop Animal Resucue is one of the few rescues that's all about the animals! They save all kinds and with all issues and would not hesitate to take a harder case or injured animal because they love them all and they are an amazing group of people that truly care. The have saved many lives and continue to do so. They also they help to educate and promote forward growth for the community by helping residents of Bastrop keep their animals but give the animal more of a quality of life by building fences within the community. I call this above and beyond because they care!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This group of individuals have worked miracles in this small country town. The way they care so much about, not only the animals, but the community. I, hands down, will do everything I can to help this rescue group and I hope you do too!

1 Amy_231

Donor

Rating: 5

BAR is an amazing organization. I have watched them grow for about 6 years and they just continue to exceed expectations. They tirelessly donate so much of their time saving so many animal's lives! They have pulled animals from the shelter to foster and find homes. Their network of volunteers is amazing. They transport animals to adoption events, new forever homes and to the vets! They have fundraised countless times to pay for medical cases that the shelter has no resources for. Now they are expanding their work and dedication to help with hoarding cases. Bathed and groomed 20+ Bichons that were in horrible shape and found then all wonderful homes. Now they are also building fences in the community to get dogs off of chains and assisting the community with spaying and neutering their dogs! They have patiently waited and watched night after night to rescue stray, sick and injured animals all over the community! I am very proud to be a part of this organization. They go above and beyond what other rescue groups do. The blood, sweet and tears these members have endured is amazing! Their selfless acts of love and kindness are truly a Blessing for all the animals in the community. They are determined and tenacious with their goals, never wavering. We need more organizations as dedicated as all of these individuals.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am so happy to be just a small part of the wonderful volunteer workings of Bastrop Animal Rescue. For the past two years I have seen Anne Ford & Jeremy Parks save so many animals in dire conditions and situations. These two have shared their love of animals through their leadership qualities in projects from finding fosters, transporting animals to the vet to finding lifelong homes for animals. The current project that BAR is working toward is getting community dogs off chains by building fences. It will be such a pleasure to see these two dogs coming off their chains next week. There is nothing like working with such compassionate volunteers who share a love for animals.

1 ShelleyS

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved in animal rescue and nonprofits for many years. I've volunteered, donated and fostered for several organizations. I recently got involved with Bastrop Animal Rescue and cannot say enough how impressed I am by their team of volunteers, their dedication, and the work they do. I was part of a foster team that took in many bichon frise dogs who were horribly neglected in a hoarding situation. I saw this incredible group of people spend a full (and VERY HOT) day shaving, de-fleaing, bathing, etc dozens of these dogs. They then raised money for their medical treatments, found fosters, and saw them all through to adoptions into safe and loving homes.

BAR also just last week got another amazing group of volunteers together to go build a fence for a dog who had been living on a chain, so that she wouldn't have to live that way anymore. Again, in the brutal Texas summer heat. BAR pulls dogs from shelters before they are euthanized, helps with lost and found pet reclamations, and helps impoverished people get their pets spayed and neutered. All with just a VERY small group of dedicated volunteers!

I am so impressed and I would encourage anyone to donate or volunteer with this group.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I cannot say enough great things about the good people with Bastrop Animal Rescue. I have supported and watched this group grow over the last several years and I am continuously in awe of their tireless dedication to helping homeless, abused and neglected pets in their rural community. It's amazing the work they do with a small group of committed volunteers. They assist with everything from hoarding cases to helping pull pets off of the euthanasia list when the shelter is over capacity, as well as helping save dogs from living a sad life on a chain by either working with the owner to surrender the dog or sometimes helping provide fences and dog houses to families so they can provide a safe yard for their dogs to play and live. They also help assist with lost and found pets, as well as coordinate spay/neuters for the pets of low-income families. The team with Bastrop Animal Rescue are honest, dedicated and extremely hard-working.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

BAR is a vital part of the community and does critical work in a humane and tireless way. I've lived in several countries and now a few different states and have interacted with and adopted my four legged family members from a wide range of organizations in many places - BAR is definitely way up there on the list. Start here when you are looking to add a forever pet to your family :)

3 Laura250

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This group is AMAZING. They not only have the compassion and heart to help animals in need but they have the brains to figure out how to be the most effective they possibly can be in a rural community. From pulling at risk animals from the euthanasia list, advocating in the community for spay and neuter, building fences for dogs that have been on chains their whole life and ensuring that animals in their care get the BEST homes......this group is amazing. They don't ask for accolades of any sort but they deserve so much more. They are heroes. I have four human children and two canine kids. One was a BAR dog and he is my heart and soul.