Zumba for the animals: Tons of fun and a success for the critters

At the Zumba fundraiserA 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.

Dusty says thanks for your support at the Zumba fundraiserProceeds 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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Zumbathon fundraiser

Good Life Taylor, TX, Fair & 5K

aweb_dsc_5925-jane-sq2Stop by and see us at the Good Life Taylor, Texas 5K and fair! We’ll have a booth along side the Taylor Animal Shelter and we’ll be raising money to help the animals at the Taylor Animal shelter. Our biggest need right now is to help Daisy, one of the shelter dogs who needs a very large mammary tumor removed. Stop by and meet some of the Crusaders, pick up some info or some treats – for you or your furry family member, and even find out how you can become a Crusader too!

If you can’t make it but would like to donate, you can do that online at http://texascrittercrusaders.com/donate/.

Good Life Taylor, Texas will host its annual fair at Bull Branch Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Poultry Petting Zoo — Learn about keeping a backyard flock in Taylor. Observe and pet a variety of live poultry.
  • Chicken Splat Bingo — Pick your favorite number for a chance to win a cool prize!
  • Interactive Displays — Meet police and firefighters and explore their vehicles.
  • Information Booths & Games — Play old-fashioned fair games while learning more about our community and local groups.
  • Brunch — Healthy, post-race treat.
  • Super Epic Confetti Egg Battle — Plot your strategy and prepare to get covered in confetti. The grande finale is absolutely free.

About Texas Critter Crusaders

Texas Critter Crusaders is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization helping to support the unmet needs of the animals at the Taylor Texas Animal Shelter. Our goal is to help fulfill the unmet needs for the animals at the shelter through fund-raising, volunteer work and donation drives, and to provide quick assistance to the animals when they need it.

Donations to Texas Critter Crusaders will go toward providing medical care, food, toys, and other items and services to help the animals we all love get the care they need quickly, and to find forever homes. When you donate to Texas Critter Crusaders, you can be assured that your donation will be used to help the animals.

About Good Life

Launched in 2012, Good Life Taylor, Texas was the brainchild of a group of friends wanting to celebrate the precious things that make our community special — healthy, happy families.

Our fair focuses on outdoors, family activities including park use, pets, home gardening and backyard poultry keeping. We invite local groups who share our vision of a family-friendly community to participate. In 2013, we added a 5K race. A Kids’ K race was a new addition for 2014.
Residents have known for a while that Taylor is a gem in Central Texas. Rich in history, lovely architecture and diverse culture, Taylor maintains a rural feel. Taylor’s quaint hometown charm is only 34 miles to downtown Austin.

Good Life Taylor, Texas raises money for specially-selected community improvement projects. We believe in reinvesting funds raised back into the community. Since 2012, we have donated more than $15,000. Previous recipients include the Taylor Animal Shelter and Murphy Park and Taylor Regional Park playgrounds.

Good Life Taylor, Texas is a registered 501 (c) 3 non-profit. Donations to our organization are tax-deductible.

This year we are raising funds to complete the feline kennel, CATTAINER, for the Taylor Animal Shelter and to purchase park signs.
More info at: http://www.goodlifetaylor.com/


Pints for Pups to help Daisy

Join us this Friday for Pints for Pups at the Texas Beer Company. Enjoy great specials and help us as we raise funds for one of the Taylor Animal Shelter dogs who is in desperate need of surgery.

Daisy Needs our Help

dw1We’ll be raising money to help Daisy, one of the dogs at the Taylor Animal shelter get surgery that she desperately needs to remove a very large (1 1/2 softball sized) mammary tumor and provide heart worm treatment and after care. If you can’t make it but would like to donate to her cause, you can donate online at http://texascrittercrusaders.com/donate. Any and all donation amounts are greatly appreciated and all help! Hope to see you there! Texas Critter Crusaders is a 501(c)(3) non-profit so your donations are tax deductible.


Texas Beer Company SPECIALS for this Friday’s event:

With every pint purchase of a:

  • Shiner Bock
  • DOS EQUIS or
  • Fireman’s #4

The Texas Beer Company will donate $1.00 to the Texas Critter Crusaders benefiting the animals of the Taylor Animal Shelter


Daisy needs our help!

dw4Friends, 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.

dw1Because 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.