We are a non-profit animal rescue and transport committed to saving homeless companion animals, assisting other shelters/rescues through rescue transports, offering low-cost spay/neuter services for our community, and educating the public on the issues of pet over-population, responsible pet ownership and puppy mills.
Highway Hounds is a 501(c)3, non-profit, foster-based animal rescue organization, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. We are a unique rescue organization in that we exist mainly to bridge the gap between traditional animal shelters and no-kill rescues in 2 different ways: 1) By providing transportation for dogs and cats from traditional shelters to no-kill rescues in Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa and many other states. We also provide foster care for those whose time has run out at the shelters but have to wait for a foster spot to open up in one of the rescues; 2) By pulling dogs out of traditional shelters that are on death row and placing them in foster homes through our organization.
Highway Hounds was founded by Susan "Tutti" Trammell in September 2019. Susan became involved with rescues in the early 90 's when working at the Humane Society of North Texas. She fostered many dogs and cats while working there and also area veterinary hospitals as a vet tech. She then expanded her education and became a certified animal massage therapist and then on to be certified in animal behavior.
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Fostering an animal with our rescue is a very short term commitment. Typically fosters will have an animal for 3-4 weeks while they wait for their transport date to our partner rescues in northern states. We ask that you provide compassion love and support of the animal while we provide the food and other supplies.
Our rescue specializes in saving animals from high-kill shelters, temporarily housing them in foster homes then safely transports them a couple times a month in our specially equipped transport van to rescues in other states where they have waitlists to adopt animals.
There are several ways to help:
1- Foster - offer a temporary loving home to an animal who is waiting for transport.
2- Transport - help drive animals from shelters, to vet appointments, or out of state to our partner rescues.
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