Heart of Texas Partners in Animal Welfare Services Hot-Paws

We are working to achieve NO-KILL status for all animal rescues and shelters in our area.

aka HOT-PAWS   |   Mexia, TX   |  http://hot-paws.org/

Mission

We are working to achieve NO-KILL status for all animal rescues and shelters in a four county region of Central Texas (Limestone, Freestone, Navarro & Leon Counties.) In addition to taking in strays in our community, we have been rescuing dogs from local animal shelters in the region ─ providing needed medical care & vetting (spay/neuter, shots, worming, flea control, heartworm test & prevention). Some of these dogs are long-term residents of shelters and many are candidates for euthanasia. Some are newly rescued victims of a hoarding or fighting situation. We save their lives.

Ruling year info

2021

President

Elizabeth Kadin

Main address

PO Box 189

Mexia, TX 76667 USA

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EIN

84-3303881

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Juanita's Fund

Juanita’s Fund offers pet medical assistance to our community members most in need. Helping our hard-working neighbors who want to have companion animals, but cannot afford emergency medical procedures helps keep pets in warm, loving homes & families together.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

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Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We began operations in September 2019

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We are working to achieve NO-KILL status for all animal rescues and shelters in a four county region of Central Texas (Limestone, Freestone, Navarro & Leon Counties.) In addition to taking in strays in our community, we have been rescuing dogs from local animal shelters in the region ─ providing needed medical care & vetting (spay/neuter, shots, worming, flea control, heartworm test & prevention).

Some of these dogs are long-term residents of shelters and many are candidates for euthanasia. Some are newly rescued victims of a hoarding or fighting situation. We save their lives.

We’ve then been able to get these dogs on transports to No-Kill shelters in areas of the country where people are looking to adopt them in places like: Washington State, Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Illinois & Kansas! More than 700 so far!

Our strategies to save the lives of vulnerable dogs in our area include fundraising to continue and increase transports of these dogs to shelters all over the United States where adoptable dogs are needed. We have a base of 22 shelters around the country who have received dogs from us since our inception and we actively look to increase the number of shelters we work with.

We produce calendars annually to sell & raise funds physically in our area & online, we have fun events to raise money and awareness in our area, and we hold online raffles & auctions of donated items in addition to regular appeals for donations from our community & nationally on social media. We’ve had great success saving dogs so far and we are thrilled to increase the number we can help each year.

We have built a great following on social media with over 10,250 Facebook followers. We have volunteers producing promotional materials & organizing fundraising events.

These efforts support a network of dog fosters who take in vulnerable dogs as needed & organized the transports that take the dogs to their forever homes all over the country.

We have transported more than 700 dogs all across the United States since our inception in September 2019 (an average of 33 dogs a month). These are dogs that were vulnerable to the elements or euthanasia at high-kill shelters. We believe that we saved their lives when they had no other hope.

We've stepped into several hoarding situations with multiple dogs at immediate risk and several abuse situations. Our local newspaper, The Mexia News, wrote a story about one situation. You may read it here: https://www.facebook.com/hotpaw/posts/345802690184347

ANIMAL GROUP HELPS RESCUE 70 DOGS (8/29/2020)
HOT-PAWS, a Mexia-based animal rescue group, joined with other area rescue groups in an effort to get 70 dogs into safe locations last weekend. Sadly, two rescue groups in Bon Weir, on the Texas-Louisiana border, had become overwhelmed with the dogs they had attempted to help and found themselves unable to care for the animals. Consequently, others had to take what had become hoarded dogs and find places for them.
“Rescue ventures become hoarding situations when well-meaning folks begin rescuing dogs and bite off more than they can chew,” said HOT-PAWS Director Liz Kadin. “They become physically or financially unable to provide needed care or food for the dogs they have rescued.”

The dogs at one of the failed Bon Weir rescues, the smaller one, were severely neglected, Kadin said, and conditions were described by some as “squalid.” At the other, larger site, the dogs had food and water but were not cared for with vaccines and other veterinary care.
With hurricanes Marco and Laura heading for that exact area, the rescue groups had to work fast.
Connie Baird Bowen, of K9 Convoy and Forever United Rescue in Corpus Christi, put out the call for assistance in placing dogs from the two failed rescues.

Bowen and other animal rescue associates went to the two locations and vaccinated as many of the dogs, also worming them and applying flea preventative for as many of the animals as they could. They also took an inventory of the dogs there and sent pictures and information to several nokill rescue groups.
“Rescues from all over the state of Texas stepped up to take in as many dogs as possible ahead of the hurricane,” Kadin said.

Since HOT-PAWS does not have a physical location, it depends upon foster volunteers to take in a few dogs each.
“HOT-PAWS had originally agreed to take in 10 dogs, but by contacting our rescue partners we were able to take in 21 of the 70-plus dogs in need,” Kadin said. “A big thanks to HOT-PAWS fosters, Corsicana Animal Shelter, Wortham Rescue Group, Long Dog Acres, and Wings of Heaven’s Gate no-kill rescues for their assistance in fostering HOT-PAWS dogs.”

Just before Hurricane Laura struck, another four dogs were sent to HOT-PAWS. Since HOT- PAWS had just sent a transport of 27 dogs to Washington state, they had room for a few more of the Bon Wier dogs.

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Heart of Texas Partners in Animal Welfare Services Hot-Paws

Board of directors
as of 04/01/2022
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Board chair

Elizabeth Kadin

HEART OF TEXAS PARTNERS IN ANIMAL WELFARE SERVICES HOT-PAWS

Term: 2019 - 2025

Elizabeth Kadin

HEART OF TEXAS PARTNERS IN ANIMAL WELFARE SERVICES HOT-PAWS

Valerie Lang

HEART OF TEXAS PARTNERS IN ANIMAL WELFARE SERVICES HOT-PAWS

Jennifer Lang-Quinn

HEART OF TEXAS PARTNERS IN ANIMAL WELFARE SERVICES HOT-PAWS

Jimmie Akin-Sherman

HEART OF TEXAS PARTNERS IN ANIMAL WELFARE SERVICES HOT-PAWS

William Bohnhoff

HEART OF TEXAS PARTNERS IN ANIMAL WELFARE SERVICES HOT-PAWS

Dana Busby

HEART OF TEXAS PARTNERS IN ANIMAL WELFARE SERVICES HOT-PAWS

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