Rescued Pet Movement: Why this local organization on a mission to help save homeless pets

Rescued Pets Movement is a local organization giving homeless dogs and cats a second chance at finding their forever homes anywhere in the country.

HOUSTON – Rescued Pets Movement is a local organization giving homeless dogs and cats a second chance at finding their forever homes anywhere in the country where there is a demand for adoptable pets. They rescue, rehabilitate, and transport these animals to communities throughout the United States.

Find out how you can help them out with their mission of saving more animals in need ahead of their annual Chefs for Paws Gala happening Sunday, Jan. 15 at the C. Baldwin Hotel in Downtown Houston.

“Rescued Pets Movement rescues animals from the euthanasia lists at local shelters and then short-term fosters take care of them while we make sure they are healthy and ready for transport to our rescue partners in other parts of the country where there is a need for adoptable pets.

“There’s an overwhelming need in Houston because of the extreme problem with stray/abandoned animals, Rescued Pets Movement has a need for short-term fosters, volunteers, and donors so that we can save more lives like these,” said spokesperson, Shelby Roquemore, who stopped by Houston Life with two pups, Shania and Faith, who were found dumped in a box just after New Year’s with their sisters.

Rescued Pets Movement was able to save them from the shelter and place all five girls with foster families until they are healthy enough to head up north to find forever homes.

Chefs for Paws is an annual event that began in 2016 and sells out every year, providing much-needed funds, “, especially for our high fuel costs, which have increased dramatically this past year. We drove more than 600,000 miles in 2022 to transport animals to Colorado and Virginia,” said Roquemore.

At the event, the non-profit will be celebrating more than 75,000 lives saved since its founding in 2013.

To see the complete interview, watch the video above.

To connect with Rescued Pets Movement, click here.

To donate, click here.


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Beatriz is a producer for Houston life. She’s a dog mom who enjoys traveling and eating her way through new cities and cultures.