TEXAS DOG RESCUE, CAMO RESCUE SEEKING PUBLIC’S HELP TO EM’BARK ON NEW JOURNEY
MAGNOLIA FACILITY NEEDED TO KEEP UP WITH GROWING RESCUE DEMAND
Magnolia, TX ~ As our nation struggles to find ways to cope with life during the pandemic, the country’s population of tireless animal rescue volunteers continue to seek ways to cope with the long-existing, ever-growing epidemic of stray and owner surrendered pets. In Greater Houston alone, local shelters intake over 85,000 animals annually, with millions more suffering on our streets. One of Texas’ most highly regarded animal champions, CAMO Rescue, is hoping to solicit the help of both corporations and the public to realize a dream years in the making that will help them to meet the increasing need for stray and surrendered animal housing for the duration between being saved from the street or shelter and adoption or transport out of state. Using a combination of seed money and donations totaling $400,000, CAMO has purchased 2 acres of land and a caretaker’s home in Magnolia, TX. Now they are actively fundraising for the remaining $300,000 needed to complete the project. Those funds are needed to cover things like a County-mandated fire protection water tank, HVAC, fencing, a new septic system, epoxy flooring and the interior buildout.
CAMO Rescue is a 501( c )3 that started in Odessa, TX in 2014 by Founder, Holly Dool, the rescue is now based in Magnolia and has saved over 4,000 animals to date; 854 in 2019 alone. Whilst the organization primarily focuses on small breed dogs, over the years they have also saved everything from pigs and horses, to cats and parrots and are celebrated for the number of medical cases they have saved. CAMO has taken in hundreds of dogs stricken with everything from cancer to paralysis from shelters all over Texas and with the support of donations, provided life-saving care. Because the lack of a committed foster home can often prevent a rescue from being able to save an animal on any given day, Camo’s wish is have a dedicated facility in which the animals in the most dire need can be vetted, groomed and housed until they can either be adopted out to the public locally, or be transported to a rescue partner out of state. The site will also host weekly adoption events to ensure a continuum of open kennels for new intakes.
“We are rescuing more dogs than usual from our streets and shelters due to COVID-19.” Holly explains. “Adoptions have increased, but our intake is much higher than before the pandemic hit.” She goes on, “This facility will have a reception area, rooms for vetting and grooming and a meet and greet room where families can acquaint themselves with their potential new family member, This will help to streamline that process for those wishing to adopt their pet from us.”