Did you know that Houston PetSet provides grants to 70+ Greater Houston animal welfare organizations each year? Our new “Rescue Feature Friday” series highlights one of our amazing partners so that you can learn more about the nonprofits that work so hard every day to end animal homelessness and suffering.
Today, we’re excited to feature Cypress Lucky Mutt Rescue! With funding from our grant, they are able to help 50 dogs per month receive general vetting, health certificates and transport to forever homes.
Keep reading on to learn about the work they do #ForTheAnimals!
> What is the mission of Cypress Lucky Mutt?
We are a Cypress area non-profit organization, dedicated to rescuing homeless and abandoned puppies and dogs from high-kill shelters and owners who can no longer care for them. By working with committed volunteers, foster homes, local veterinarians, trainers, and boarding facilities, we are able to rescue countless animals every year, provide them with loving foster care, and ultimately find them well-matched, carefully screened forever homes.
> When was your organization established?
> How did you become involved in your organization and what is your current role?
Crystal Kiddy, started out as a foster now I am the President
> Do you work with your organization as a paid or volunteer, full-time or part-time member?
100% full time volunteer
> What keeps you motivated to continue your work?
Seeing the dogs I save from the shelter or street go to forever homes half way across the country. My northern adopters say all the time that we have finally completed their family by allowing them to adopt.
> What are you most proud of accomplishing?
Transporting over 1,000 dogs from Houston to New York in our first year since buying our transport van.
> What is something about your organization that the average person might not know?
That we transport over half the dogs we intake to adopters, not partnering rescues/shelters. We’ve transported over 1,000 unwanted animals to amazing new homes in a year. We have volunteers in New York that vet our adopters and do home/vet checks for us.
> Describe your vision for the future of animal welfare in Greater Houston.
I would love if spay neuter laws and pet registration were mandatory like in other states. I dream that one day my rescue doesn’t need to exist because the shelters and streets are empty. I wish the whole concept of owning an animal was something people cherished instead of take for granted.
Thank you, Cypress Lucky Mutt, for all you do #ForTheAnimals! Photos courtesy of Cypress Lucky Mutt.