February 11, 2017

PETCO Foundation Invests in Lifesaving work of Forgotten FriendsTexas Rescue RGV.  Grant of $5,000 will extend efforts to save more animal lives in the RIO Grande Valley.

 MISSION, Texas.(January 15, 2017)—Forgotten Friends Texas Rescue RGV today announced it has been awarded  $5,000.00 grant from the Petco Foundation.  This grant is aimed at assisting with our program “No Litter snip your Critters”.  The most effective way to prevent unplanned litters from ending up in shelters is to have your dog spayed/neutered.

Forgotten Friends Texas Rescue RGV is a nonprofit organization working as a Foster Based dog rescue.  We have been established since June 2012 and have working with other nonprofit groups across the Rio Grande Valley. In the last year we have helped spay/neuter over 95 animals and helped transport out of the Valley over 300 animals.

“Forgotten Friends Texas Rescue RGV is grateful to the Petco Foundation for their generosity and recognition of the importance of helping with our Spay/Neuter programs,” said Christine Compton, President. “In recent months it has become increasingly difficult to find the resources and funds needed to help with these life-saving surgeries.”  “We will be working with the RGV Low Cost Spay and Neuter clinic, Yaqui Animal Rescue, Dr Doolittle Rescue Ranch and Cinderella Pet Rescu to provide spay and neuter assistance.”

Since we have completed many successful transports of animals to other areas where the demand for puppies and dogs is higher than the number of available animals, we will be using a portion of this 2017 Grant from the  Petco Foundation to continue our lifesaving efforts by helping with transport expenses.

For more information about Forgotten Friends Texas Rescue RGV or the Petco Foundation, visit www.forgotten-friends.org or www.petcofoundation.org.  Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or by using the Hashtag #petcoFoundation.

About Petco and the Petco Foundation
At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life.  Since 1999, we’ve invested more than $175 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen.  With our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives.  Through our Think Adoption First program, we partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions.  So far, we’ve helped more than 5 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started.  Visit petcofoundaqtion.org to learn more about how you can get involved.

2016 Annual Report Statement

Our Life saving efforts for 2016

Our success is measured in the number of pets we save through adoption or transport.  In 2016 we saved:

267 dogs transported to other shelters with high rates of adoption

10 dogs adopted to forever homes

79 dogs Spay/Neutered

10 cats  Spay/Neutered

Our Financials:     Beginning Balance for 2016     $  2,196

Income for 2016                         17,370

Expenses for 2016                      15,325

Ending balance                         $  2,045


Our Vision for the Future

We envision a day when every adoptable pet finds a loving , permanent home. We would also like to see all animals spay or neutered.

Our Mission Statement

  • To inform and educate the public of importance of spay and neuter, in order to stop animal abuse and irresponsible breeding and to encourage the humane treatment of all animals;
  • To provide care and shelter for many animals, including, but not limited to, veterinary care and foster homes if available;
  • To promote spaying/neutering;
  • To place rescued animals into permanent, responsible adoptive homes; and
  • To transport dogs to shelters with high rates of adoption.

Our Programs

  • Adoptions: Continue to post all adoptable animals on Pet Finder, Facebook and have adoption events throughout the year.
  • Spay/Neuter Continue to support the community by helping individuals and small rescues with spay/neuter funds when available.
  • Transport: Continue to get donations/support to transport dogs.
  • Humane Education: Set up programs to educate all ages of responsible pet ownership.
  • Volunteers: Continue to find Foster homes.  Train volunteers on how to work an adoption event.


Donations:  Forgotten Friends Texas Rescue RGV

                           P.O. Box 5013

                           Mission, Texas 78572    https://forgotten-friends.org