Kate to the rescue!
My name is Kate to the rescue! And I live in Austin, TX. My mission is life is rescuing animals from the streets of San Antonio TX, rehabilitating them and finding fantastic forever families. I have a 3,000 sq ft commercial space where I operate a cage-less (with the exception of at night when the dogs sleep in crates) animal rescue center!
The idea of a street dog/cat rescue was born in 2008 after I took a trip to San Antonio, TX. San Antonio has the largest stray dog population in the continental United States, over 100,000, and that's just the ones they have been able to count! In the 2 days I was there I captured 2 dogs and 1 cat and brought them back with me to Austin, TX. The female dog was very feral and wouldn't come near people. She was also pregnant at the time! One month later she gave birth to 8 puppies and nearly doubled my personal pet population bringing it from 10 pets to 18 literally overnight! It was at this time I realized there was no going back and I was in this animal rescue game for the long haul!
Ellie before and after giving birth to 8 puppies!
(My Ellie, you are missed every second of every day RIP 2013)
However it wasn't until the summer of 2010 when I got a visit from my dear friend, Robert Cheeke, a professional Vegan Body Builder and overall amazing, motivating, and inspiring guy that I started to enact my dream. Robert started at a young age with a goal of becoming a professional athlete by living a plant based, cruelty free lifestyle. With perseverance and heart he has been able to make this happen and achieve his goals. It was by watching him promote his first published book, Vegan Body Building and Fitness, that I realized my dreams of rescuing animals professionally could become a reality.
Robert Cheeke spending time with Angel, a rescue kitty who was paralyzed.
So here I am taking my first steps! I hope to use the web as a tool to help the animal population and hopefully inspire others the way Robert Cheeke has inspired me! I encourage you to follow my journey by reading my Blog. If you have any questions please feel free to Contact Us.
Thanks for visiting!
- Kate to the Rescue!