Who are we?
Our focus for each pet in need is to provide a safe, healthy environment while we search for the best home available for that specific pet’s needs.
Find out who we are and what we do
Bastrop Animal Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization (EIN # 45-5623789). We are funded entirely by donations and run by volunteers to help the abandoned, abused, and neglected homeless pets of Bastrop County. We have no shelter or facility. The pets in our care are fostered in volunteer foster homes until they find their new loving, responsible, lifelong homes.
Bastrop Animal Rescue, Inc.’s mission is to help homeless pets that are relinquished by their owners or are abandoned at shelters, animal control centers, veterinarian offices, or other facilities. We address any issues the pet may have that caused him/her to be surrendered or abandoned. We provide public awareness of pet overpopulation by ensuring that any pet adopted is spayed or neutered. We also provide education and training assistance to those interested in adopting, and to those after they adopt. Our focus for each pet in need is to provide a safe, healthy environment while we search for the best home available for that specific pet’s needs.
Why and How We Do It
An estimated 4 million animals are euthanized each year in the United States.
That is 300,000 a month.
Over 11,000 each day.
Until that number is zero, we will continue to do what we do!
We assist in the rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption of these animals because each pet deserves the best we can offer.
Our primary focus is finding safe, loving homes for unwanted, neglected and/or abused animals. We rescue dogs and cats from the Bastrop County Animal Shelter and surrounding areas who could be loving pets, but are potentially at risk of being euthanized due to shelter overcrowding, illness, injuries, or disease. Bastrop Animal Rescue, Inc. spays or neuters every animal we take in, gives them required vaccinations, and microchips all pets to ensure if they are ever lost, we will always be contacted.
Bastrop Animal Rescue, Inc. takes particular care in placing our animals. Our screening process includes an application and a visit to the potential owner’s home to ensure the home and family is compatible with the pet’s needs and our requirements. We ask adoptive parents to sign a detailed contract obliging them to give the animal a loving home.
Bastrop Animal Rescue, Inc. is run entirely by volunteers who are dedicated to raising funds, fostering and caring for the animals and participating in off-site adoptions until homes are found for these amazing pets.Bastrop Animal Rescue, Inc. also relies heavily on our foster program to introduce animals into a family environment and give them the love they crave. All of our cats are in foster homes and our dogs are either in foster homes or doggie daycares until a foster or permanent home becomes available.
Meet The Team
What People Say
Junior started out in a rural area with room to roam, a slew of dog companions, and apparently, very little human supervision. Eventually, his habit to roam caused him to cross paths with an automobile, which resulted in a broken back leg. This is where Bastrop Rescue stepped in. We saw him in a Craigslist ad (Junior takes a good picture), made inquiries, and eventually met him at Rindy’s home.
It was obvious he wasn’t going to be an “easy” adoption. In the short term, his broken leg was still being treated which, along with additional doctor visits, required he be kept on restricted activity for the first six weeks we had him. Long-term, while Junior was always a sweet and loving boy, he lacked the social skills to interact properly with our other dog JoJo. It was an ongoing process, but over time we’ve integrated him into the family and he’s getting better and better every day. He now has free run of the house, plays enthusiastically with JoJo in the backyard, snoozes with us on the couch, and has a spot on the bed with us at night.
JuliaA joy to our household
I have been collaborating with Bastrop Animal Rescue for six years. During that time they have grown in size and scope. They not only save shelter pets but also community animals in need. They focus on medical cases from the shelter and also help community pets get spayed and neutered. I look forward to partnering with them in the years to come.
KLMAnimals in need
Lucy came into our lives in August 2017. She has been an inquisitive love bug and player extraordinaire! She found her voice a few months ago and uses it often to let us know when she needs something she is quite the girl and we know it was because she was so well cared for by Bastrop Animal Rescue.
I have been volunteering for Bastrop Animal Rescue for about a year now. I have never met a more invested, caring, selfless group of people. Each and every one of these volunteers goes above and beyond to advocate for each animal that comes their way. We all become mentally, physically, and emotionally invested in caring for these babies. From fostering (sometimes long-term), providing medical and social rehabilitation, and vetting out the best possible home for each individual animal. I would highly recommend contacting BAR when you are looking for your fur-ever baby. You will not be disappointed with the personal service you receive from anyone associated with BAR.