Bastrop, Smithville, Pedernales, Steiner Ranch, Waller, Montgomery, & Grimes Wildfires

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Wildfire Pet Rescue News

Austin Humane Society staffers help transport dogs to safety

Volunteers help transport dogs to safety

Austin Pets Alive volunteer transfers puppies from Lockhart shelter

Volunteers transfer puppies from local shelters

Austin Pets Alive! at 2 am, with dogs from the Bastrop Animal Shelter

Volunteers at 2 am, with dogs rescued from the wildfires

Operation Tundra was a successful rescue in Bastrop

Operation Tundra was a successful rescue in Bastrop

Terry's Corner : thank you for the donations!

Terry's Corner : thank you for the donations!

Welcome home Lucy! Five months after the wildfires!

posted Sat, Feb 11, 2012

Wildfire Kitten Reunited - Lucy

KVUE News in Austin did a wonderful job covering this miraculous story! Thanks to the diligent work of volunteer Wendi Lucas, Lucy the kitten was reunited last week! We are so happy for Denise and her family!

~ watch full video clip at KVUE News

KBTX News Clip - Lost & Found Pets

posted Thu, Feb 9, 2012

Congratulations to Heather Mathewson for her recent appearance on KBTX News! Heather is the administrator for various FaceBook Lost & Found Pet pages, and continues to help families reunite with lost pets. We at Wildfire Pet Rescue are very proud of everything you've done to help!

~ watch full video clip at KBTX News

Pet Adoption Event!

posted Tue, Dec 13, 2011

Come on out tomorrow, Wednesday 14 Dec. for a PET ADOPTION EVENT to celebrate the Extreme Makeover Home Edition finale when they reveal the new house! Before you get on the bus to see the fabulous new home, you can visit with our adoptable pets! Big Dog Rescue, Inc, Austin Dog Alliance, and Bastrop County Animal Shelter will have adoptable pets and information at Riverbend Park in Smithville from 12 to 6 tomorrow. You can find out all about our adoptions, fostering and rescue efforts. Wildfire Pet Rescue volunteers will be there to help answer any questions you have concerning pets that are still missing from the wildfire-affected areas. Come out and support the fantastic work EMHE has done and play with some of the adoptable pets!

Bastrop Rocks! Wildfire Relief Benefit

posted Thu, Oct 7, 2011

The Bastrop Rocks! Wildfire Relief Benefit is slated for this Saturday, Oct. 8. The event begins at 7:30 a.m. with a three-man format golf tournament at Lost Pines Golf Course and continues all day at the American Legion with games, auctions and music.

The Best Ball golf tournament begins at 7:30 a.m. Three-man teams are $50 per player and there will be golf awards and cash prizes. A washers and horseshoes tournament begins at 1 p.m. and costs $10 per player. Sign in is at noon. Cash prizes will be offered.

An ongoing silent auction, raffle, 50/50 drawing will be held throughout the day. Brisket sandwiches and sausage wraps will be available to buy.

The music lineup includes Jim & T-Bone with High Tex at 2 p.m.; Auxiliary at 4 p.m.; J.T. Junior Band at 6 p.m. and Stewart Mann & The Statesboro Revue at 10 p.m.

For information about the golf tournament, contact Gary Ellis at (512) 777-8048 or Rob at 303-1368. For all other events, contact Gene Ray at (512) 284-0881 or Brenda Simpson at (512) 284-0603.

Special Thank You! to Best Friends Boarding

posted Thu, Oct 7, 2011

Best Friends Boarding is providing free doggie daycare to our volunteers' personal pets while they're on the ground in Bastrop. On behalf of Wildfire Pet Rescue, Thank You!

Terry's Corner Community Table

posted Thu, Sep 30, 2011

Lost and Found Pets From Texas Wildfires & Wildfire Pet Rescue will have a Lost & Found Pets table set up at Terry's Corner Store (Hwy 21 & FM 1441) this Saturday & Sunday (Oct. 1-2).

Please stop and look through our photo albums and talk to our volunteers if you are missing pets, have been taking care of any pets, or have seen any pets in the neighborhoods. We have compiled information on vet care, pet food, and other resources available to the community.

Our goal is to help reunite pets with their families! Please stop by and say hello!

Bastrop Advertiser:  "The dog, cat and other animal tales"

posted Thu, Sep 30, 2011

The stories of the pets affected by the fires have been both tragic and heartwarming. Animal lovers from across Texas have stepped up to try and help save the pets that have been injured and displaced since Sunday, Sept. 4. ... The couple decided a website dedicated to the lost and found pets from the Central Texas fires was in order and was born....

~ read full story

Bastrop Fire Animals up for Adoption on Monday

posted Wed, Sep 28, 2011

The Bastrop Animal Authority decided that on Monday, October 3rd, all unclaimed Bastrop fire animals will go up for adoption both at the Austin Humane Society and at Bastrop County Animal Control. That will mark one month after the fires. Any animals that have been claimed by their owners but are currently being housed at AHS will not go up for adoption, even if the owner cannot yet pick up the animal. We believe that many of the unclaimed animals here at AHS are strays because of their behavior and long-term medical conditions that have not been treated. However, if an animal is adopted and an owner comes forward later, that will be handled on a case by case basis. We are working diligently to find the owners of these animals through news, PSA's, websites, and photo books in the city of Bastrop. As a non-profit with limited space, we cannot house unclaimed animals indefinitely. If we did, we could not rescue other homeless pets and euthanasia levels at municipal shelters would increase. We ask that you continue to help us spread the word about unclaimed animals so that hopefully we can get all owned animals reunited!

~ read more on Facebook

Best Friends Network:  Animal Rescue Groups Work Together

posted Wed, Sep 20, 2011

A website ( has also been created and is attempting to compile photos of all lost and found animals in areas affected by the wildfires. In addition to animals housed at the shelters, it also includes pictures and descriptions of found pets currently staying with their finders until their people come forward for them.

~ read full story Best Friends Network

KXAN News recognizes Wildfire Pet Rescue

posted Wed, Sep 12, 2011

From the looks of photos posted on the Wildfire Pet Rescue website, many owners and pets have not yet been reunited. While some owners believe their pets...

~ read full story Lost and Found website for fire pets

Austin Pets Alive:  Bastrop fire update 9/12

posted Wed, Sep 12, 2011

Austin Pets Alive! is not housing strays from the fires. The Bastrop strays are being held at the Bastrop Animal Shelter and the Austin Humane Society. While there is a lot of great information being posted on facebook, we also recommend checking out, which is trying to compile all facebook information.

~ read full story Austin Pets Alive!

FaceBook & Shelter Resources Listing Lost & Found Pets

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS:   Wildfire Pet Rescue is desperate to find someone who can offer a bit of their time to help owners reunite with their pets! Contact us if you can help!