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E-rescue-houston

13155 westheimer road #131 12910 harwin drive
Houston, TX 77077
281-556-0226

User Reviews (9)

  • 1. Beware of e-rescue policies for heartworm positive dogs

    by: pet4439

    Several days ago my husband and I found a wonderful dog e-rescue had for adoption. Let me preface what I am about to tell you by saying that almost forty years ago I was a professional breeder and handler, and even after closing my kennel I would own nothing but pure bred dogs UNTIL one day a stray adopted ME. It was love at first site. For the last twenty five years many dogs and I have had wonderful love affairs. Some I fostered briefly until finding homes for them and others found a forever home with my husband and I. Over the course of these years I have worked with many veterinarians who cared for the health of my dogs and whose advice was invaluable. My granddaughter is a graduate of the A&M School of Veterinary medicine and a practicing veterinarian. When we discovered this wonderful dog at e-rescue we asked very few questions one of which was "has he had his heartworm check?" From that moment on everything proceeded downhill. Except for the woman we were talking to at that momen, all of the others became hostile. The woman we asked replied "Yes, and he is heart worm positive." We said "Ok, then we will take him to our vet right away." War broke out. All of the women jumped up and pounced upon us. One told us to get out immediately because it was obvious we weren't their "kind of people". When we asked what we had said wrong the one who had been talking to us said "When you adopt a dog from us one of the conditions is that if the dog has heart worms you will not allow a vet to treat it with their heart worm treatments (injections) because it will probably kill the dog. We then asked how they thought the heartworms should be treated and the response was "With Heartguard." While I am aware that there are various stages of heart worms there is only one time when a vet will risk attempting to treat the condition with Heartguard, and that is when the adult worms are so young that they have not begun to produce microfilaria. Otherwise, the standard treatment is the only way to proceed. In fact I HAVE NEVER FOUND A VETERINARIAN WHO WILL SELL YOU HEARTGUARD UNLESS THE DOG HAS TESTED NEGATIVE FOR HEARTWORMS (EXCEPT IN THE ONE INSTANCE I HAVE DESCRIBED) NOR WILL ANY ONLINE COMPANY, INCLUDING THE ONE BETTY WHITE ADVERTISES, WILL SELL YOU HEARTGUARD WITH A CERTIFICATION FROM YOUR VET THAT THE DOG HAS BEEN CHECKED AND IS HEART WORM NEGATIVE. These women told us they practiced "holistic medicine" and did not believe in the standard treatment and would not allow any of the dogs they allowed people to adopt to be treated by anything except the Heart Guard even when they had already tested positive for heart worms. The reason vets will not sell you the Heartguard without the dog testing negative is because giving Heartguard to a heartworm positive dog (except in the one exception I spelled out) can easily kill the dog. Furthermore it does nothing to treat the heartworm infestation. People who have this attitude (and none of these women are veterinarians) are literally condemning these dogs to death. We are both grieving for the poor dog who may very well never be adopted because there are so many people like us who know and understand heartworm treatment and cannot bear to see the dog die in their care because they were not allowed to give the dog the proper treatment.

    Pros

    PERHAPS they mean well...but

    Cons

    this groups adoption policies for heartworm positive dogs is dangerous to the health of dogs

  • 2. loving

    by: my2ndlife

    the people are very caring towards the animals and very helpful when you are trying to find the right dog for your home. I adopted a dog from there and he is the best.

    Pros

    kind, loving, caring

    Cons

    small

  • 3. E-Rescue is GREAT!

    by: courtneyrtr

    E-Rescue is a great organization. They care very much about every dog they rescue! Keep up the good work!

    Pros

    Friendly Caring Volunteers

    Cons

    NONE!

  • 4. Good Job

    by: lionprincess88

    Great Job...keep up the good work

    Pros

    none

    Cons

    none

  • 5. perfect

    by: BeckyS

    Great job on showing support! Keep it up!

    Pros

    b

    Cons

    b

  • 6. Great Rescue Group

    by: allisonb216

    The people at E-Rescue-Houston are great. It took me a while to be able to get my dog. Once I found her for the second time, Holly did everything to be sure that I got to have her forever. It's great to see a group go the extra mile to help all the homeless pets out there that they can!

    Pros

    Caring and Knowledgeable people

    Cons

    Location far from me

  • 7. E-Rescue and Judy are the best

    by: Linda

    I have been working with E-Rescue for several years now. And they have saved many dogs and cats from being euthanized from the shelter in which I work. They are the most caring bunch of people I have ever worked with. They are just wonderful at what they do. How they care for the animals. And do everything possible to place them in the best forever homes. I, as well as the animals from the shelter where I work. Thank Judy and everyone at E-Rescue. They are the best of the best. Thank you for all you do for the little babies in fur. We think you all are just great. Keep up the good work. This is a fine example of caring people working together and making it work.

    Pros

    very caring people

    Cons

    none

  • 8. E-rescue is the best

    by: animallover

    This is a great group of animal lovers who have come together to make a difference in so many lives.

    Pros

    people who really care about the animals

    Cons

    they work hard

  • 9. The BEST Little Rescue Group in Texas

    by: rosajimenez

    E-Rescue is a made up of very dedicated people who give up their Saturdays each and every week to help rehome many of Houston's displaced animals. They take the time to match the dogs and adopters and to educate the general public on the plight of the homeless animals in Houston.

    Pros

    all

    Cons

    none