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Hurricane Harvey Rescue Needs List

From Puppy Mill Free Texas & Bailing Out Benji page: “As you know, Hurricane Harvey has caused massive amounts of and flooding across the Texas coast and inland. Luckily, many rescues and shelters were able to transfer their animals to rescues and shelters farther inland, but there will be a lot of cleanup and work to be done before these animals can return. In the meantime, we are putting together a list of rescues and shelters that need donations. This storm is not over yet, and we do not have a full view of how bad the destruction will be. If you know of any rescues or shelters that need donations (food/supplies/money), please add them in the comments.”

We’ll do our best to edit and update regularly. Please include donations needs and links to where people can donate. ”

Shared by Pinups for Pitbulls, Inc.for our Texas neighbors!

Know of a page that should be added that isn’t on this list? Email with direct links to the efforts being made by the group and their website link as well. We’ll do our best to update this list appropriately! xo Deirdre


Just Added:

Friends for Life No Kill Animal Shelter: Houston-Based

Per an email that we’ve received from an adopter, C. McWilliams:

“FFL is the group working with BARC at the George R Brown to coordinate the volunteers and suppliers, while BARC does the intake.  FFL has posted a list of needs on one of their FB posts.  BARC has done the same.  “

The Cattery CC Corpus Christi, TX

124 cats sent to SPCA of TX.

HSAC of Rockport-Fulton (See FB Link for updates by clicking their info herein)

Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter Is taking animals in from flooded areas. Needs fosters for medium and large dogs.

Rowdy Girl Sanctuary – Relocated animals and will most likely lose thousands in hay.

SPCA of Texas took in 120 cats from a rescue in Corpus Christi.  or through their Amazon Wish List. 

Central Texas Pig Rescue – major flooding. Needs to repair fences and pig shelters.

Animal Friends of Port Aransas, Inc.
Has not been able to assess the damage yet but got all animals out.

Gulf Coast Humane Society
all animals safe. Looking for donations for their pet food pantry

SPCA of Brazoria County
Needs donations to get through the next few weeks. Donate through Amazon wish list .

Bastrop Animal Rescue
– Rescuing animals from flooded areas.

Austin Pets Alive! taking in animals from flooded areas.

Austin Humane Society
– taking in cats from flooded areas

City of San Antonio Animal Care Services
– temp shelter for animals of evacuees They are in need of pet food, newspapers, bedding, and enrichment toys.

Lucky Lab Rescue and Adoption
taking in dogs from shelters near the coast. Donations needed

Wags, Hope and Healing – Austin Area Animal Rehabilitation… – taking in animals from the coast. Needs fosters, crates, and towels. to foster or go to to arrange pickup of supplies.

We will be adding this list for to resources page and will update frequently to help you find it with ease.

Sending loving light out to our Texas neighbors. ❤️✨❤️

Xo Little Darling, Pinups for Pitbulls


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Pinups for Pitbulls founder is now an author, too

by Caitlin Byrd of Asheville Citizen-Times

ASHEVILLE – When Deirdre Franklin saw the display at the Biltmore Park Barnes and Noble store for her Saturday book-signing event, all she could think about was how her book will spread the message of her nonprofit, Pinups for Pitbulls.

“All I want in the world is for people to understand that they’re just dogs. They’re individual dogs who deserve a chance. This being out there is the best thing that could happen to this cause because people are going to pick it up and they’re going to learn something, and it’s just snuck right in between some really happy pictures,” she said.

Published a few weeks ago by The Overlook Press, an independent publishing company based in New York, Franklin’s new photography book “Little Darling’s Pinups for Pitbulls” is a visual extension of the work her organization has been doing for nine years.

Pinups for Pitbulls is not a rescue organization, Franklin said, but instead works to set the record straight when it comes to modern myths about the breed by providing educational materials and training resources for all dog owners and all people.

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What We Do

PFPB raises funds through sales of our exclusive merchandise, hosted events, auctions of donated art work, and donations from our thousands of fans.

As PFPB is a registered 501c3 not-for-profit organization, all of the money raised returns directly to the cause.  Our tax returns and accounting are transparent, and everything we do is accomplished with the dogs in mind.

Our funds are utilized in many different ways:

First and foremost, we are a group of humane educators.  PFPB works alongside dog trainers, behaviorists, rescue organizations, and other animal welfare groups to obtain only the most recent, well researched information possible.  Funds are used to create educational materials, train our staff of volunteers, and host educational seminars and programs for the public.  PFPB believes that education is the key to combat breed discrimination, animal cruelty, and pet over-population.  In its most recent collaboration with Kansas-based Game Dog Guardian, PFPB has created a new and cutting-edge set of educational materials and quick fact guides that will help any dog owner or animal lover effectively and logically defend their companions against breed discriminatory laws that threaten their cities and towns.  With Game Dog Guardian’s help, PFPB hopes to enter schools and city parks to educate about proper dog ownership and humane treatment of animals in order to reduce abuse and animal fighting nationwide.

PFPB also directly helps dogs in need.  Most recently, PFPB’s Little Darling was on the front lines of the Winslow Township dog hoarding bust, helping humane law officers handle, treat, and re-home over thirty pit-bull type dogs seized from one property.  PFPB has also assisted in numerous emergency rescue situations, pulling dogs from high-kill shelters, and sponsoring others that rescuers could reach them in time.

We believe that all dogs can be rehabilitated, and all dogs deserve a chance.  PFPB has sponsored the health care and veterinary bills for countless dogs over the years, including victims of severe cruelty Willie and Kate who suffered axe wounds to the skull before they were rescued, and Leonidas the Brave, a puppy who was dangled over a fence as bait for fighting dogs, losing two of his limbs.  PFPB will support any rescue organization or shelter that is pit-bull type dog friendly, practices humane training methods, and believes that each life is worthy of its time.  PFPB supports positive reinforcement training, smart dog handling methods, and an overall sense of proper dog ownership.

Partnering with other humane educators such as the star of Animal Planet’s Pit Boss Luigi “Shorty” Rossi and author of the bestselling book Oogy: the Dog Only a Family Could Love Larry Levin, PFPB raises awareness for the plight facing pit-bull type dogs and shelter dogs in the world today.  Through its efforts to garner positive media attention and draw crowds at its events across the country, PFPB hopes that every person that they can reach with their message will embrace it, share it, and help to change the current status for pit-bull type dogs around the world.


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PFPB & Game Dog Guardian

Since 2005, Pinups for Pitbulls has worked to educate the public about the history and temperament
of the American Pit Bull Terrier, and to raise awareness about breed specific legislation and breed discriminatory policies. Game Dog Guardian is a steward not only of dogs, but also of people, ideas, liberty, community, critical thinking, and equality. Sharing a similar vision, Pinups for Pitbulls teamed up with Game Dog Guardian to create a nexus of community outreach and education tofurther their mission. Read more >>

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