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Spring Branch Rescue

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Spring Branch Rescue is a 501(c)(3)non-profit organization with a mission to care for lost, neglected, and abandoned pets by re-uniting them with their owners or finding them loving new owners. We also educate owners in our community on population control and ways to treat all animals with dignity and love. We serve the greater Houston metro area, with an emphasis on Spring Branch.

Results: We have rescued, fully vetted, rehabilitated, socialized, and found adoptive homes for over 100 dogs in need in the Spring Branch area (Houston, Tx) and the Pacific Northwest. We also work hard to educate the community on very important homeless animal issues, spay & neutering, microchipping and treating pets with care.

Target demographics: Homeless animals by providing shelter, medical care, rehabilitazion, socialization, and adoption

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 100 dogs

Geographic areas served: Houston, Tx

Programs: Rehabilitation, Socialization, Community Education & Support

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This rescue is a godsend! They are the sweetest people, with the most noble hearts; who make it their mission to change lives and spread love. This small family- oriented community of hard working volunteers do more for the world than most of the largest profit/non profit animal organisations since SBR actually puts the animals first. They do not cage the babies up to put on display, nor do they put them down to "make room". They actually have devoted members who foster every animal until they are adopted out to a well vetted family. From early on, SBR make sure the babies are always in a loving and active environment so the transition into their furrever home is as natural as possible. Their thoroughness in the adoption process is actually what proved to me they really put the animals first. They have no problem denying applicants for not passing their strict qualifications - even if that means fostering longer than necessary. This is how they ensure the babies go to furrever homes instead of being put in danger or juggled around in the system. They provide us with everything we could possibly need to properly welcome a new pup into our home, and they still followup with us regularly. We all even have a private group on Facebook to share updates on all our pets. I not only get to show everyone how handsome my Thunder Bolt is turning out to be, but I also get to see how his litter mates are growing up all around the country. I will forever be thankful and indebted to Spring Branch Rescue for introducing me to my little Thunder baby, for accepting us into the SBR family, and for all the good they do in this world. I will recommend and support them every chance I get! ❤️

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springbranchrescue Mashu we thank you for your kind words and your review. Thunder and his siblings brought us such joy. We worked hard going over all applications to make sure each found the perfect families. Thank you for loving him so much! We are so glad you adopted one of our many dogs in need.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Kali! Thank you for bringing my little girl Finn “Finny” to me. Previously know as Annie. She was in great health and well adjusted. I’m sure her great foster mom had a lot to do with that. Kali was accommodating and helpful. Thank you soooo much and keep up the amazing work.

1 Lisa Liroff L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Spring Branch Rescue gave us our Coco, who we love more than anything.
Kali Cabrera is a very kind and professional rescuer. She made sure all the boxes were ticked for us in order to make our adoption complete. In addition I follow her page as she finds families for dogs and cats from the Houston area to homes across the country. She and her staff take care of it all for these pets in order they find their loving homes.

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springbranchrescue 08/01/2020

Thank you Lisa for your kind words. Coco "aka Canelo is in a wonderful loving home. We couldn't be happier for him. Thank you for loving him so much.

1 Melissa H.12

Client Served

Rating: 5

SpringBranch came through for us during COVID and helped us add a critical member of our family. The transport from TX to WA went well and he has been a great addition! Thank you!

1 Kelly H.10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I recently started fostering for the rescue. Kali was very sick with COVID19 but continued to check on both our foster dogs. The dogs were “runners” and liked to chase cats. She was very upfront with us and we knew what we were getting into. The two dogs transformed from being scared to sweet and confident. They stopped trying to run. Bert and Ernie were both adopted by wonderful people.

1 Marlem C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have worked with Spring Branch Rescue for over 6 months now. Not only did they make sure I was paired with my perfect dog, they have gone above and beyond even after I adopted. When I am ready for my next fur baby, I will definitely go through Spring Branch Rescue

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Spring branch rescue helped me with a dog that had gotten in a bad fight. I sent a message and after 20 minutes they answered me . I didn't think anyone would answer on the weekend. They inmediately made an appointment at their vet the next day. They also offered to help my personal dog get fixed. I didn't have a job at the time and they did it for free. I had messaged and called other rescues and they were the only ones that called messaged me back. They took the dog into their rescue and he was adopted and has a really nice family. Thank you spring branch rescue

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springbranchrescue 07/29/2020

Lucy thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to complete this review. We were happy to help you and your family.

1 Armicia C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've fostered dogs and cats for several different rescues over the last 12 years. This is definitely one of the best! I absolutely love this rescue and the work that they do. They have always been awesome to work with. The dogs that I have fostered were treated very quickly, all of it coordinated and arranged to fit my crazy schedule. I love that they keep the fosters and adopters in contact so we can see them living their best life! It has been an joy to work with them.

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springbranchrescue 07/26/2020

Thank you for your kind words Armicia. We thank you for your hard work and dedication to your fosters. We are lucky to have you as part of our SBR Foster Team!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My experience with Spring Branch Rescue is the best! Kali and the rescue helped me out with our foster, Buster. Buster was abandoned by his owners in my parent’s neighborhood. They had other dogs apparently and he was too much to handle, so if we wanted him we could keep him. I couldn’t keep him but I promised Buster I would help him find his forever home, so I reached out to the rescue for help. Kali was so helpful.... we were willing to foster him and she helped out with a kennel. We were able to get him neutered and up to date on shots thanks to the rescue. Even throughout this pandemic we were able to fulfill that promise to Buster. It was bittersweet when it came time to say goodbye.... my family cried like babies for weeks but it was rewarding knowing he’s with a real family to call his own.

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springbranchrescue 07/26/2020

Maria thank you for those kind words. We are so happy that Buster found an amazing home! We thank you and your family for fostering Buster. You allowed us time to find him the perfect adopter.

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springbranchrescue 07/27/2020

Maria thank you for your kind words! We are glad you contacted us.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our family was first introduced to SPring Branch Lost Pets and Rescue when we found Benjamin. The rescue was able to find him the perfect home in a short time period. We started to foster in December 2019.. Since December our family has fostered 5 dogs who are all healthy, happy and in furever homes. We love being part of a rescue and give these dogs a fighting chance for wonderful homes. Adopt don’t shop.

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springbranchrescue 07/29/2020

Lee thank you for your review. We are lucky to have you as a member of our foster team. We couldn't do it without you.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Kali and her team are angels on earth!! They work tirelessly to rescue abandoned and abused animals in her area. Spencer was found by them, almost dead, broken bones and signs of being hit and dragged by a car. Kali’s daughter stayed by his side every day, hand feeding him and loving him back to health. They then found a suitable foster home that would keep him safe until they found me, his new mommy! Working with Kali, although sometimes slow to reply (which is of course understandable, as most people who run non-profit often have multiple burners going at a time) was always a joy to talk to, and in minutes you can tell her love for animals is genuine and runs deep. Since adopting Spencer in March, she continues to check in on him and make sure we are all adjusting well. She has also generously donated money to help cover some costs of his continual medical needs due to his trauma. All to say, I recommend and adore her and her Rescue, and I tell every person looking to adopt to look into Spring Branch Rescue!

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springbranchrescue 07/29/2020

Mel thank you for your review. We appreciate all the love you give Spencer. He is lucky to have you as his new "mom". We are lucky to have you as part of our Spring Branch Rescue family in The Pacific Northwest.

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springbranchrescue 07/29/2020

Mel thank you for your review. We appreciate all the love you give Spencer. He is lucky to have you as his new "mom". We are lucky to have you as part of our Spring Branch Rescue family in The Pacific Northwest.

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springbranchrescue 07/29/2020

Mel thank you for your review. We appreciate all the love you give Spencer. He is lucky to have you as his new "mom". We are lucky to have you as part of our Spring Branch Rescue family in The Pacific Northwest.

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Donor

Rating: 1

Absolutely do not support this rescue. I fostered for them and they promised the would provide food and supplies. I did not receive one thing from them. They did not vaccinate my dog for 2 months until I asked. He has also not been fixed, even after I ave apparently been scheduled twice. Something always "comes up". I have not once seen my foster dog networked or had any communication about adoption events from kalli. I feel she just used my dog for donations and forgot about him. I had also heard a while back that they were using donations personally, I didn't believe it then, but I believe it now. The way they attack anyone who calls them out on the inconsistencies is very unprofessional. There are so many other rescues out there that actually care about the animals and do as they say

1 rabarbier

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been extremely impressed by how a small group of determined people can focus on change in one area and have such an impact. Kali, the founder, decided to help the strays on the streets in a small community within a major metropolitan area. With the focus being on one spot, she has been able to partner with several social media groups to identify lost and stray animals, coordinate the reunification to ensure true owners and rehome the dogs to safe loving families. She is relentless in her efforts giving 100% of herself to these efforts. She has a strong network of volunteers, fosters, vet partnerships and rescue partnerships to help her in her success. These efforts are completely supported by donations made by the community. This has to help sterilize all of the animals before rehoming and assisting in the medical cases she acquires. It truly is a perfect example of how you can make an impact on your community.

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springbranchrescue 07/29/2020

Becca thank you for your kind words. We work hard to help those without voices in Houston. We are very lucky to have you as a member of our Foster Team.

1 Annette L.2

Board Member

Rating: 5

Kali, the founder, has been passionate about saving our area’s dogs for over a decade. It started with just a lost & found Facebook posting site and now has officially become a 501c3 rescue. Houston has so many stray, worse is the number of dumped dogs, that the number of pups needing help never slows down. Everyone I’ve talked to or messaged with this volunteer rescue has been fantastic and they sacrifice their own time & money to help these pups. After a decade, our community knows this rescue and I hope to see the community & sponsors back this great rescue!

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springbranchrescue 07/29/2020

Thank you Annette for all the hours you have devoted to helping Spring Branch Rescue! We are lucky to have you as a member of our Board and Foster Team.