Part of Animal Justice League's mission involves education and outreach. In Houston, we find that several pet owners truly love their pets, but don't have the financial means or resources to properly care for their dog or cat. This is where AJL can help! We have built relationships with neighboring areas that are less fortunate and see how we can help them-- whether it is providing food/shelter/supplies, transportation to a vet or free spay and neuter service, providing preventative meds, or covering an entire vet bill, we do what we can to make sure they can keep their pets happy and healthy!
We were asked to help neuter Diego. He was owned by a man who loved him dearly but didn't have the financial means to get him neutered. Unfortunately, because Diego was returned to his outdoor conditions upon his return from surgery, his incision area became infected. AJL covered surgery to go in and thoroughly clean out the area, and placed him a wonderful foster him until he fully healed and recovered before returning to his owner.
We originally intended to temporarily foster Tripp the Lemon Beagle... but we failed miserably! Once we saw this sweet boy play with our other two beagles we knew it would be hard to let him go. The final straw was when he crawled in my lap and nuzzled against me during a thunderstorm. Our hearts melted and we could not imagine sending him to another family. He was a perfect fit with us! Life with Tripp has brought us joy, laughter, and lots of sweet cuddles. We could not be happier to be "foster failures"!
We found Oxford during a day of volunteering on the streets of Houston, and just couldn't leave him behind. He was all alone, had a broken leg & mange, and looked so sad & miserable. We knew it would have to be a special family to take Oxford home! This is their story...!! :)
About six months ago, we decided to start looking for a brother or sister for our beloved Trouble. Months into our search, Diana McAllister with The Animal Justice League, posted a picture of Oxford on the Pets of Oak Forest Facebook page and said he was found on the streets, possibly with a broken leg. As soon as we saw those adorable and expressive brown eyes and floppy ears, we were in love. Oxford has been with us now for almost a month and we couldn't be happier. We feel so fortunate to have found the "perfect fit" for our family in so many ways. He is full of energy yet loving and so sweet. He loves squeaky toys, bones, cuddles, and running around with his sister, Trouble. We had never been through the adoption process with a rescue but we thought it was great how The Animal Justice League got to know us, as they were truly interested in finding Oxford not just any home, but a good home. We absolutely love Oxford and want to give him the best life we possibly can. Thank you for finding the missing piece of our family for us.
With love, Ruben, Lucia, and Trouble
From the very moment I saw the first facebook post about Matilda I knew I had to meet her. With the help of other rescue friends, we were able to make some special arrangements for her to come stay with our family for a week during her spay recovery. When Matilda walked through our door, every member of our family instantly fell in love with her. My husband, my daughter, our two dogs, who are often stand-offish at first with fosters, and of course me – instantly were her adoring subjects and she was holding court in our home. She never made a fuss, she just wanted to spend every moment near us, and we were happy to oblige. Just days after meeting Matilda she had complications from her spay, and she passed unexpectedly. We were devastated. In such a short time she had become one of us, an important part of our family, and then in the blink of an eye she was gone. I don’t think any of us have ever felt the loss of an animal so deeply. Through our tears and shared memories, and as we witnessed our daughter and fur babies grieving in such profound ways, my husband and I realized that while time wasn’t on our side Matilda was without a doubt meant to be part of our family, and posthumously decided to adopt her. We’re so grateful that we got to be part of her life. You’re one of a kind Matilda. Cross that Rainbow Bridge knowing that your family loves and misses you. Rest peacefully sweet girl.
Wednesday came to her foster on May 13, 2015 after being found on a feeding route off 45N. She was heavily matted and infested with fleas. Despite being neglected by her previous owners she was very trusting and even gave kisses! After her haircut she immediately blossomed into a happy, playful, and rambunctious little girl. Once her new family laid eyes on her they knew she was the one! She is living the high life now!