Welcome to the Burleson Animal Society website. Burleson Animal Society is a non-profit animal welfare organization.
This website was created to promote the rescue and adoption of animals in the Burleson area. GET A PUPPY FOR CHRISTMAS? Remember the three "T's", training, training, and training. Training is an invaluable tool with benefits that last for the life of a dog. Obedience training and crate training from an early age are recommended. There are many resources available. Training classes can be an enriching experience for the whole family.
Donations are greatly appreciated as the need for emergency treatment and medical care are an ongoing concern. The Burleson Animal Society is in need of monetary donations to help with recent costs for : Many dogs needing heartworm treatment and both dogs and cats need spays and neuters. Burleson Animal *SOCIETY* a 501(c)3 charitable organization helping local homeless animals for over a decade. Thank you . Please remember If you received help with a pet in need from us and are now in a better way to assist us please do so now. Every donation counts, so please donate what you are able. When we all do a little, it helps a lot.
Donations are tax deductible
If you would like to donate, come see us at the Burleson Petsmart on the1st, 4th, & 5th Saturday of each month 1:00 - 4:00, and the Mansfield Petsmart on the 2nd Saturday of each month and drop a check or cash in the jug. OR you may mail your check to Burleson Animal Society PO BOX 273 Burleson Texas 76097. All funds go directly to help the animals. We are an all volunteer organization with no administrative costs.
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Burleson Animal Society has adoptions as follows: On the 1st, 4th, & 5th Saturday of the month at the Petsmart in Gateway Station, 12930 South I-35W, and the 2nd Saturday of the month at the Mansfield Petsmart . When schedules permit, we will try to arrange a personal meeting with a pet at other times. If you are trying to contact us via email from your place of employment, please bear in mind that email coming in from a business email address is sometimes identified as, and diverted to junk email by an isp. The intended recipient may not receive your inquiry.
VOLUNTEERS If you would like to volunteer, please call 817-447-3010 and leave a message. Experience the satisfactions of helping creatures great and small. Hours can be put towards National Honor Society and other community service credit.
If you have a pet you need to find a home for, Please read the INADVISABILITY OF FREE TO A GOOD HOME ADS below and the links.
Pets that have found new homes- Happy Tails!
RULES: Current Rabies tags and City of Fort Worth license tags are required can be obtained at the Fort Worth Animal Shelter. No puppies under 4 months. All dogs should have current vaccinations for Parvo, distemper, etc.
Please everyone spay and neuter your pets. There are not enough homes for them all.
LOW COST OR FREE SPAY AND NEUTER INFO
Shelters are often in need of volunteers to bathe dogs, fold towels, wash dishes, and help socialize animals (play with them). This helps them get adopted, and makes their stay at the shelter more pleasant.
DOGS IN PICKUP TRUCK BEDS
Each year in the United States, approximately 100,000 dogs come out of the beds of pick-up trucks. In addition to the dogs being severely injured or killed, and the emotional scars endured by drivers, passengers, and children who are witnesses, many accidents resulting in serious bodily injury and death to humans. Countless dogs suffer injuries sustained while remaining in the bed of a pick-up truck. The temperature of the bed gets hot enough to burn their paws, whether or not there is a bed liner. Securing a dog with a tether that would keep a dog from coming out of the pick-up bed also forces the dog to stand in a limited spot unable to move if it gets too hot, resulting in potential heat stroke and burns. Veterinarians see many eye, ear, and facial injuries due to the force with which debris will hit a dog in the bed of a pick-up. Many states have laws prohibiting the transport of a dog anywhere other than inside the passenger cab of a vehicle. Some local municipalities in Texas have laws prohibiting the transport of dogs in the bed of a pick-up truck. For the well-being of your pet, and the safety of those you share the road with, please secure your pet inside the passenger cab of your vehicle. There are many harnesses available that work in conjunction with seatbelts to keep your dog secured while inside the vehicle.
FLEAS, TICKS AND HEARTWORMS! The best way to keep your pets free of these dangerous parasites is to consult with your vet. Your vet has products that really work. Heartworms are transmitted by mosquitos, and the worms are deposited in the dog's blood stream where they grow and reproduce more worms, eventually leading to premature death of the dog. A simple monthly pill will protect your pet.
ANTIFREEZE KILLS, please check to make sure radiators are not leaking. Dispose of poisonous substances properly and keep them stored away from pets. Antifreeze tastes sweet, and is willingly consumed by animals. Consider using antifreeze containing bittering agent to make it unappetizing to animals.
North Shore Animal League Poison Hotline 1-888-232-8870 OR ASPCA 24 hr Emergency Veterinary Poison Hotline 1-888-426-4435. A small fee may apply.
Check your dog houses for any repairs that may be needed. Dog houses must have a floor, a roof and three sides. Make sure the door faces south in the winter and north in the summer. Regularly check inside to make sure no brown recluse spiders, black widow spiders, or other dangerous creatures have taken up residence.
Please be sure to report your lost animal by calling AND visiting all neighboring animal shelters. If you find your lost animal, be sure to call the shelter back so they won't continue to look for him/her. If you get them back, please put a tag on their collar and keep it on until your pet learns how to dial their home phone number themselves. A current Rabies Vaccination Tag is required by law to be on the collar and on the animal at all times. Keep cats safe by keeping them indoors.
Most lost cats are never found, some estimates are as high as ninety percent. Coyotes, dogs, and cars are ever-present dangers to a cat allowed outdoors. Neighbors get upset when loose cats dig in their yard, kill birds in their bird feeders, and generally present a nuisance on that neighbor's property. Cats allowed outdoors are more likely to come in contact with common rabies-carrying animals, contract feline leukemia, contract feline HIV, and be trapped and taken away by a neighbor. It is a common myth that cats need to be outdoors. Cats do well and live far longer if kept indoors. The average life for a cat allowed outdoors is three years. Cats kept indoors live far longer, healthier lives. Cats do not “run away” from home. If your cat is missing, immediately start looking for him or her. Check around the neighborhood, the local vets, and the shelter.
Every year many dogs are stolen out of backyards. Pit Bull fighters, puppy mill operators, flea market peddlers, and sale to laboratories for experimentation are just some of the factors. All sizes and breeds or mixes disappear. You can prevent this by locking your gates, and being aware of strangers walking between houses. Better yet, keep your pets inside. There are many resources available regarding crate training. Microchip your pets. Report suspicious behavior to the police. If you think your animal is stolen, contact police immediately and file a report. In Texas, your animals are considered property, so you should report it just like you would if your vehicle or TV were stolen. Get a police report # and check back with them often for an updated status. Pet theft is a serious problem.
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DOG ISSUES or CAT ISSUES
Actions to take against CRUELTY and How to Help an Animal
All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing. --Edmund Burke
I am only one, but I am still one. I cannot do everything, but still I can
do something. And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. --Helen Keller
CITIES BAN THE SALE OR GIVING AWAY OF ANIMALS TO PROTECT PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY. Incidents of people coming in contact with rabies carried by animals being displayed for sale or given away in parking lots or roadsides is just one of many reasons cities have banned this activity. Texas State Law requires that all animals four (4) months of age or older be vaccinated against rabies. From a citizen's/consumer's standpoint it is a very risky proposition to contact or take possession of an animal in this manner. No reputable breeder would try to sell an animal in this manner. Responsible, permanent, loving homes should be found prior to two animals being bred. A reputable breeder breds selectively, and seldom. What identifying information or references does one have from a stranger in a parking lot? Has genetic testing been done on the parents? What is the temperament and behavior history of the parents? What veterinary care has each of the parents received within the year prior to conception? The parents should have been vaccinated against rabies prior to conception. The peddler should be able to verify all health care with veterinary records. Puppies properly bred and cared-for by a responsible, trustworthy breeder DO NOT HAVE COCCIDIA, GIARDIA, FLEAS, TICKS, TAPEWORMS, HOOKWORMS, ROUNDWORMS, OR WHIPWORMS, as some breeders pass-off as being a common occurence. Each of these afflictions are caused by unsanitary conditions, and lack of care of the mother prior to conception and during pregnancy. Proper vaccination is crucial. Check with your veterinarian for the appropriate schedule for your pet. If you are purchasing a puppy, veterinary records should come with the puppy verifying what vaccines have been given, and by whom. For socialization and nutritional purposes, puppies should not be completely weaned and separated from mother till ten (10) weeks of age. The sad truth about animal peddlers is money is their primary concern. Properly vaccinating would eat into their profits. Without a contract/written guarantee, and verifiable identification of the peddler, one has no recourse when things go wrong and they are faced with large vet bills, and the possibility of their new pet dying, and illness transmitted to animals already at home. Some people try to give away animals born of an untintentional pregnancy. From that standpoint, do you really know into whose hands you are placing that helpless creature? Some of the nicest seeming people are not what they seem and could intend to use that puppy or kitten to bait a fighting dog. There are the reptile owners who prefer a free puppy or kitten to a rabbit they must pay for when feeding their exotic reptiles. There are those who will turn around and sell the animal to a laboratory. And there are those who will take the animal on impulse, not care for it properly, not spay or neuter it, and the cycle will be perpetuated. The spends whatever life it has in misery. Some folks will even pass off animals in parking lots to children or teenagers. Anything to rid themselves of their "problem", and it then becomes an issue for a parent. It doesn't have to be this way. There are many low-cost and no-cost spay/neuter programs available. If one's animal goes into heat before one can get the animal in to be spayed, keep the animal in at all times. If the animal is a dog, walk it outside on a lead supervised at all times. Pregnancy is very preventable. There is a rescue group for every purebreed from Chihuahuas to Great Danes and everything in between. If you must have a purebred, please consider a rescue. There are plenty available. There is an advantage to adopting from a rescue. A responsible rescue is concerned with the placement being successful for both the animal and the owner. Statistically for every 10 puppies born, one year after birth only 1 will still be in the home it was originally placed in, 5 will have been put into another home, and 4 will be in a shelter. In order for animal suffering, the perpetual killing of an ever-increasing number of innocent creatures and the associated expense to taxpayers to be brought to an end, everyone can participate in some way. One way citizens can help is when they see someone trying to sell or give an animal away in a parking lot or roadside, report it to the local authorities. One can get the non-emergency number by calling information. Get a description of the vehicle and license plate. If possible, get a description of the animals.
Read the Advisory Warning about "FREE TO A GOOD HOME"
It is strongly advised that one does not give pets away free or sell them to anyone who hands over money. Responsible pet conveyance should include a vet reference check and home visit to ensure the animal is going to a safe, responsible, loving, permanent home. The potential adopter should have no objection to showing you his or her driver's license and allowing you to document their information. If the animal is too young to be spayed or neutered, have the adopter sign a contract requiring that the animal will be spayed or neutered. If the animal is old enough to be spayed or neutered, deliver the animal to the adopter's veterinarian with the stipulation that the adopter does not take possession until the animal has been spayed or neutered.
Warning Signs are the potential adopter wanting to meet you and the animal in a parking lot, not letting you come to their house, wanting to breed the dog (backyard breeder). Many puppy mill owners obtain their breeding dogs from "Free to Good Home" ads. These poor dogs live in filthy conditions in small cages 24/7. The females are bred as many times as they come into heat. Life is rapidly drained from their bodies. When they no longer produce, they are allowed to starve to death, or killed in some other brutal manner. Many of the puppies are sold in pet stores. Some are brought for sale to an individual's house along with the mother, a playpen, and an adult male dog to give the appearance that the puppies were bred and born in the individual's home. Get every representation made to you by the person selling the puppy in writing. Better yet, get your purebred from a rescue. There are so many wonderful purebreds and mixed breeds available through rescue, you're bound to find a wonderful friend for life. If your dog is a purebred, it is better to not give the AKC papers with the dog. This only encourages breeding or resale.PRISONERS OF GREED
Yes this is a little more time consuming, but chances are, if they object to identifying themselves to you, offering references, and you seeing where the dog will live, then they are hiding something. Responsible people won't mind and will understand your concerns. Do not be afraid to say no. You will sleep better knowing you placed the pet in a responsible home. Here is a link to help you: FINDING A RESPONSIBLE HOME FOR A PET
PRISONERS OF GREED
Poems Dedicated to People in Rescue
A Story Worth Reading
The Rainbow Bridge Poem Video Version
PAWPRINTS and PURRS Website
The Remember Ninja Project
The Chain of Collars and Interview with Peter Marsh
Click here to see our Happy Tails!
My little old dog: A heart-beat at my feet. - - - Edith Wharton
Of all the things I miss from veterinary practice, puppy breath is one of the most fond memories! -- Dr. Tom Cat
If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around. -- cowboy wisdom
I used to look at my dog, Smokey and think, 'If you were a little smarter you could tell me what you were thinking,' and he'd look at me like he was saying, 'If you were a little smarter, I wouldn't have to.' -- Fred Jungclaus
The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too. - - - Samuel Butler
Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace. -- Milan Kundera
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man. -- Mark Twain
No man can be condemned for owning a dog. As long as he has a dog, he has a friend; and the poorer he gets, the better friend he has. -- Will Rogers
If you can't decide between a Shepherd, a Setter or a Poodle, get them all ... adopt a mutt! -- ASPCA
If dogs could talk it would take a lot of fun out of having one. - - - Andy Rooney
No matter how little money and how few possesions you own, having a dog makes you rich.-- Louis Sabin
Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of ther universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made. -- Roger Caras
It is impossible to keep a straight face in the presence of one or more kittens. - - - Cynthia E. Varnado
We have a theory that cats are planning to take over the world, just try to look them straight in the eye....yup, they're hiding something! -- Dog Fancy
I love cats because I love my home and after a while they become its visible soul. - - - Jean Cocteau
Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea. -- Robert A. Heinlein
Cat's Motto: No matter what you've done wrong, always try to make it look like the dog did it. -- Unknown
The real measure of a day's heat is the length of a sleeping cat. - - - Charles J. Brady
A cat isn't fussy - just so long as you remember he likes his milk in the shallow, rose-patterned saucer and his fish on the blue plate. From which he will take it, and eat it off the floor. - - - Arthur Bridges
There are no ordinary cats. - - - Colette
I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult. It's not. Mine had me trained in two days. - - - Bill Dana (William Szathmary)
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