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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
A huge thank you to April Green and everyone at HT Fitness in Taylor for showing the shelter pets at the Taylor Animal Shelter, Taylor, Texas, some serious support today at the Zumbathon fundraiser! Tons of people got their Zumba on, and stopped by to donate to help us raise money to help the animals at the Taylor Animal Shelter. April was an inspiring, energetic and upbeat host, and if you haven’t met April yet, you need to stop by HT Fitness and meet her – and sign up for one of her Zumba classes! You are sure to have tons of fun and get a great workout.
If you weren’t able to stop by today’s event but would still like to help, you can do that! Just click the “donate” button at the top of our web page, or click here to go to our secure donation page.
Proceeds go to help the animals at the Taylor Animal Shelter. We’ve recently been able to spay and neuter 4 more dogs and cats, and help another cat with a severe infection. Every dog and cat that is spayed, neutered, heart-worm negative and up to date on shots is eligible to attend adoption events, which helps increase their chances for adoption. In addition, only dogs that are fully vetted are eligible for other special programs such as training, work programs and more, that will help them find quality forever homes.
With your help, we can make that happen for all of the animals that come into the shelter, AND help others in need when sudden and unexpected injuries or illnesses come up. From the bottom of our hearts – we THANK YOU for your support today and always! Our sweet girl Dusty says thank you too! (Yes, she’s available for adoption.)
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Friends, Daisy is a Taylor Animal Shelter resident who needs our help! She is in need of medical attention to remove a mammary tumor that is currently the size of 1 and ½ softballs – and growing rapidly! This tumor is affecting her quality of life and ability to walk. The staff at the shelter recently had to wrap her chest in a sheet to keep the tumor from dragging the ground and potentially breaking open. The good news is that the tumor is non- malignant, and preliminary diagnostic results indicate that with surgery and proper after-care, Daisy can be good as new, and should recover quite nicely. This will require surgery and after care in a foster home, including post-surgery heart worm treatment.
Because Daisy is part of a bonded pair, and her companion also needs heart worm treatment, we are raising funds for Daisy’s surgery and heart worm treatment, and Whiskey’s heart worm treatment. The estimated veterinary cost for Daisy’s surgery is $800. The heart worm treatment will cost $300 per dog or $600 total.
Please come out and join us at the Texas Beer Company this Friday for Pints for Pups, enjoy good beer, great specials, and help us raise donations to cover the costs of Daisy’s surgery and after care. Check our EVENTS page for more!
Texas Critter Crusaders is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed to help fulfill the unmet needs of the animals at Taylor’s animal shelter. All donations are tax-deductible and go directly toward helping the animals. Visit us at www.texascrittercrusaders.com/donate to donate or learn more about how you can help.
Join us this Saturday, September 17, 2016! Texas Critter Crusaders will be helping the Taylor Animal Shelter with an adoption event and meet and greet at Tractor Supply in Taylor, TX. Come out and meet some precious kitties available for adoption, say hello to the Crusaders, and find out what you can do to help the animals at Taylor Animal Shelter!
Pet Appreciation Week
The event is part of Tractor Supply Company’s big Pet Appreciation Week – 2016! Pet Appreciation Week will feature a main event on Saturday, Sept. 17, including in-store pet adoptions with community groups, $200 worth of prizes and giveaways in each store, and samples of select pet products. Learn more from the Tractor Supply Co.’s website, or just plan to stop by and see us!
Welcome to the Texas Critter Crusaders website! We are a small, passionate group of volunteers dedicated to helping fulfill the unmet needs of the animals at the Taylor, Texas, Animal shelter. We’re so excited to get this non-profit organization off the ground to help the animals! The Taylor Animal shelter is a small, city-run shelter, and like many (most?) shelters in small rural towns, they have very limited resources.
The staff and volunteers do an AMAZING job loving and caring for the animals that come into their care. As shelter volunteers ourselves, we saw a need and wanted to help even more. With the formation of this non-profit organization, we now have a way to help raise funds that are tax deductible for donors that can do even more to help with providing food, toys, medical care, outreach, education, and enrichment for the animals we all love.
We hope you’ll join us and get involved in a way that speaks to your heart. We’re just getting off the ground so we’ll need your help (and perhaps a bit of patience too) as we grow! Follow us and the Taylor Animal Shelter on social media, join us at events, contact us about volunteering, consider making a donation or any combination of all of those! The animals and the people who love them are eternally grateful!