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  • 1.  Shelter advise needed

    Posted 07-07-2022 03:06 PM
    Hello yes my name is Raquel Martinez and I am the adoption coordinator at my shelter in Beeville Texas and I was wondering if I could get  some advise on how to get help for my shelter? I was hoping to be pointed in the right direction for resources for vaccines and to help get my animals out. We have an 8 kennel old outdated shelter with no vet and no resources to help the animals in our care. I'm not sure if this is the platform to post this but I'm desperate to help my shelter and the animals in our care so figured it's worth a try.  Any help and advise is greatly appreciated!

    Raquel Martinez
    Adoption/Rescue Coordinator
    City of Beeville Animal Control

  • 2.  RE: Shelter advise needed

    Posted 07-11-2022 08:19 AM
    Hi Raquel- you have taken a great first step in reaching out here for help. My suggestion is to reach out to shelters in larger cities near you and see if they can help. Looks like that would be San Antonio? Also check out the Best Friends network partner program. Once you join that, you will have awesome regional reps that you can contact for help and support. I have attached the link:

    Alexis Pugh
    Director, Memphis Animal Services

    Organizational Management
    & Pet Support Services Specialist

  • 3.  RE: Shelter advise needed

    Posted 07-12-2022 06:19 AM
    Hi Raquel, like Alexis said, Best Friends is a great resource. We at Rescue Allies also provide free consulting and training to help boost shelters and rescues. You can learn more at

    Kenzie Whalen-Dunn
    Founder and Director
    Rescue Allies

  • 4.  RE: Shelter advise needed

    Posted 07-12-2022 12:57 PM
    Hi Raquel,

    If you're interested in starting or expanding a foster program, I'm happy to meet with you anytime to brainstorm solutions, troubleshoot, answer questions and connect you with foster resources. If you'd like to meet, you can can pick a time on my Calendly, and I'll add the Zoom link as soon as it creates the invite:  

    Kelly Duer
    Maddie's Fund