Pretty Yourself Up and Save a Pup Event at Hawt Spot Salon and Boutique – Sat 9/24

The Hawt Spot Salon and Boutique and its generous owner, Amanda McGee Bertelson, is hosting a fundraiser and adoption event to benefit the pets of the City Of Taylor, Texas Animal Shelter.

We will be accepting donations of dog & cat food, cat litter, toys, etc. for the shelter pets, as well as monetary donations. The shelter is over capacity, so we will also have a few of the shelter’s best pups (and maybe some kitties!) on site for you to meet.

This is your opportunity to get great deals on piercings, lash enhancement tattoos, and discounts on their boutique items!

Please come see us this Saturday, September 24th, from 11am to 2pm.




Upcoming 2022 Spay-ghetti Dinner

This year’s Spay-ghetti dinner is October 22. Tickets are available from $30 for adults and $15 for children under 12. The tickets include a meal, dance and raffle tickets. You can also get a to-go meal for $15, or just an event pass for $20 which also includes a raffle ticket. The meals are catered by Thrall Country Diner.

Great fun, great food and great company aside, it’s for a great cause. Come check it out, have a blast and help out some pups!

  • Yappy Hour w/Music @ 5:00 – 6:00
  • Dinner @ 6:00 – 7:00
  • Dance & Raffle Drawing @ 7:00 – 10:00

Contact us to become a sponsor!



Spay-ghetti Dinner & Dance, Yappy Hour, Raffle & Music by Sterling Country

Mark Your Calendars and Get Your Tickets Early!

Texas Critter Crusaders will be holding our first ever “Spay-ghetti Dinner & Dance” on March 21, 2020 from 5 – 10 p.m. The evening will start with Yappy-hour at 5 p.m . and then dinner will be served from 6-7 p.m. Following dinner, we’ll have a ton of fun dancing the night away to the tunes of Sterling Country with a raffle drawing half-way through. You will be able to purchase beer, wine and soft drinks from the bar.

Tickets are $20 for adults/$10 for kids if purchased in advance, or $25 for adults/$15 for kids at the door. Part of your ticket purchase is your first entry into the main raffle where we will have some really nice prizes! Additional raffle entries will be offered at the event. There is the possibility of a separate “special item” raffle that we will announce later. If you just can’t handle this much fun, we will have to-go only meal tickets for $10.

Purchase advance tickets through Eventbrite or in person (shoot us a message and we’ll make arrangements to deliver).

Make plans now to join us for this super fun event! Proceeds will help us continue our mission of providing for the urgent medical and preventive care of the shelter pets located at our local Taylor Animal Shelter, as well as spay/neuter services for community pets in need.

Get your tickets here: www.eventbrite.com/e/spay-ghetti-dinner-and-dance-tickets-92078532369


Pet of the Week: Lolly

I’m Lolly and I’m your PET OF THE WEEK! That’s right. The humans say I’m sweet as sugar, so they’ve given me this honor. How nice, right? First they give me a place to stay when I’m homeless and now they give me an award! I’m grateful, but I’m ready to move on and sweeten the life with my own forever family. Maybe it can be you? I’m great with kids of the human and canine variety.

I'm Lolly and I'm your PET OF THE WEEK!

Come meet me at the City Of Taylor, Texas Animal Shelter or call 512-352-5483 for more information.

PAWS UP to Terra Properties, Inc. for sponsoring my ad and for helping Texas Critter Crusaders help homeless dogs like me. We’re FUREVER grateful! ♥️ 🐾

MY DEETS:
– Terrier mix
– Female
– Medium (20-60 pounds)


Vintique Mall Shelter Pet Adoption Event, Nov. 9, Taylor, TX.

Make plans to find your new family member at Vintique Mall this Saturday, November 9, 2019. The Texas Critter Crusaders will have dogs, cats and kittens available for adoption from the City Of Taylor, Texas Animal Shelter. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come meet the cutest, sweetest, most lovable pets on the planet!

Click “interested” or “going” to follow the event on Facebook, and to get updates as the event gets closer: https://www.facebook.com/events/3156691584402033/

A collage of dogs available for adoption from the Taylor, Texas animal shelter.

Texas Critter Crusaders is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to paying for emergency medical care and more to help the animals at the Taylor, TX animal shelter.


Special senior dog looking for loving hospice home

November is “Adopt a Senior” month and we’ve got a special senior located at the City Of Taylor, Texas Animal Shelter looking for his forever family. His name is Sully. He was found at the tennis courts in Murphy Park and has been at the shelter since July 19. The fur on his neck was worn like he had a collar on at some point so he definitely belonged to someone. Sadly, nobody claimed him.

This is Sully - a Special senior dog looking for loving hospice home
Sully is house broken and loves female dogs his size or larger. He has health issues that can only be managed. Despite his age and health, he is still chipper and happy. If you are able to help this sweet boy enjoy his final days, please contact the Taylor Animal Shelter (Taylor, TX) at 512-352-5483.

Sully began to show signs of an illness that included weight loss and coughing, as well as a fainting episode. So the shelter staff reached out to us for help and we had Graef Veterinary Hospital check him out. Of course he’s heart worm positive, as most dogs that enter the shelter are. But his cough was being caused by fluid accumulation in his lungs; something similar to pneumonia. They also found that he has a heart murmur and an enlarged heart. It’s hard to tell if those issues are caused by the heartworm infection or if they were pre-existing conditions since there is no way to tell how many worms a dog is infected with unless you subject them to open heart surgery which he is definitely not healthy enough for. Xrays also revealed that his abdomen was filled with nothing but gas which would explain why he was losing weight despite being fed a very healthy serving every day. No blockages though, so food was basically going right through him.

Sully has a bucket list!

https://www.facebook.com/sullysbucketlist

After consulting with the vet we came to the conclusion that Sully was not a candidate for neuter surgery or heartworm treatment at this time. All we could do was treat him for the fluid in his lungs with antibiotics. Our best guess on his age is between 10 and 15 years. While at the shelter, he has become increasingly stressed. To the point that while he is definitely potty trained (keeps his kennel spotless) and enjoys being indoors, he HATES having to go back in his kennel.

BUT after changing his food to a more digestion friendly formula, he’s begun to put some of that weight back on! He’s not done yet! SULLY WANTS TO LIVE HIS BEST LIFE!

Here is a short video of Sully. We are trying to find a hospice home for him ASAP. He is very people friendly, housebroken and loves walks/car rides. He has a bad heart and lungs due to heart worms and advanced age. The vet says he most likely won’t make it thru heart worm treatment, which would have to be done before he was neutered. He is medium size and weighs less than 40lbs. He will be fine in a home with female dogs his size or larger, no cats though. If you are interested in helping him, please contact the shelter at 512-352-5483 for more.

Posted by City Of Taylor, Texas Animal Shelter on Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Here is a short video of Sully. We are trying to find a hospice home for him ASAP. He is very people friendly, housebroken and loves walks/car rides. He has a bad heart and lungs due to heart worms and advanced age.

If you can give Sully an inside home that is somewhat calm (he faints when he gets overly excited) where he can live out his life, please contact the Taylor Animal Shelter at 512-352-5483 or send us a message. A meet and greet with your dog(s) prior to him going home with you is required as well as proof of spay, no exceptions. Once he’s settled in after a month or two, we’ll have him re-evaluated at our vet (no cost to you) to see if there has been any change in his prognosis. Since this is a situation where he likely won’t be able to undergo any treatment for his conditions, Texas Critter Crusaders will be there to help with any medical costs his health may require.

Please share this so we can get Sully out of the shelter for how ever much time he has left.


Pottery for Paws, November 9, 2019, Hosted by Art Off Center and Texas Critter Crusaders

Join Art Off Center to help raise monies for Texas Critter Crusaders during our Pottery for Paws events.

You can purchase a bisque food dish for your pet and raise money for Texas Critter Crusaders to help them support the local Taylor Animal Shelter.

Join us on the sidewalk next to Curb Side Coffee House on a pretty Texas evening. You can purchase a blank pet dish and decorate it for your pet and donate funds to Texas Critter Crusaders.

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Dishes:

$20-Small, 1 cup or less, good for cats and small dogs
$25-Medium, 3 cups, good for medium pups
$30-Large, 6 cups, great for big dogs

You’ll decorate the surface, put your pet’s name on, we’ll fire the dish and have it ready for pickup in a few days at Art Off Center on Potter’s Alley.

Add this to your Facebook events calendar here: https://www.facebook.com/events/552212495517627/