St. Francis Rescue Nacogdoches is a 501 (c) (3) not for profit, no-kill animal rescue organization. We are committed to providing the animals in our care with any and all necessary veterinary treatment, training, and socialization.
From our Facebook Page
2 weeks ago
KEEP THEM SAFE ALL YEAR! Protection for outdoor dogs is particularly on our minds when we experience extreme temperatures, but remains important year round. The Texas Humane Legislation Network asks for your support of HB 873/SB 474, which addresses issues critical to the safety of outdoor dogs and of the public. Please have a look at the flyers about the bill, which offers a vast improvement over the current law. The proposed legislation clearly targets inhumane restraint, and does not apply to temporary tethering for working dogs, hunting dogs, or dogs camping with their owners. Please share this important information. ...
1 month ago
Well, yes, we did notice she isn’t a pit bull; but how could we not help her?
She turned up in a yard on a high-traffic, high-speed street, filthy, matted, crawling with fleas, shivering in the cold. Fortunately, she picked the right yard. Her kind-hearted finder texted us for help in finding where she belonged. No one claimed her. The rescue took her in. The first two pictures are from the day she was found; the last one shows her in her foster home.
Currently she is safe in foster care, clean, parasite-free and recovering from a respiratory infection. Once she recovers we will spay her and evaluate her with other dogs. She will be available for adoption.
She can both see and hear, but because she is an albino, we are classifying her as a special needs dog.
We are determined to give this little one the life she deserves. Please share; please consider donating toward her recovery and care while in rescue, either through the donation button at the top of the page or through our website, stfrancisrescuenac.com/donate/. ...
Update: YAY, TEAM! It was a true team effort. Tamara finished the Houston virtual marathon this past Sunday with a boost from brother Jude: he paid her a surprise visit and rode his bicycle with her as she ran the whole 26 miles! Thank you to everyone who supported Jude and Tamara, with special thanks to those who made donations to the rescue
Running for a reason: To honor the memory of their dad, and to support St. Francis Rescue.
We have posted before about Billy Stovall's invaluable contributions to our rescue. His son and daughter, Jude and Tamara, are running in two marathons this weekend and the next. They say it far better than we can:
“We have registered for the Houston Marathon (Tamara) and Houston Half Marathon (Jude) that will be held on January 9th and 17th, 2021. This will be Jude's VERY FIRST race! We are doing this race in memory of our Dad and to help raise money for a local charity that was so very important to him . . .St. Francis Rescue in Nacogdoches. This organization is a non profit, no-kill animal rescue where our Dad donated his time and love. He spent time getting the dogs ready to go to their forever homes, training them to walk with a leash, to be calm and trusting, and (of course) taking beautiful photographs of them! He felt such purpose and unconditional love with every visit. Money donated to St. Francis Rescue in memory of our Dad will ensure that these animals continue to get the care they so much deserve!! We will run every mile for our Dad (collectively, a total of 39.3 miles!!!) and to help raise money for the dogs and organization he loved! We pray he is smiling in heaven and saying, ‘That's my Scooter’ and ‘Son, what did Tamara talk you into?’”
We are honored that Billy's family has chosen to include us in this tribute to him. If you would like to show your support by donating to the rescue, you can do so by clicking the donation button on this page, or through our website: stfrancisrescuenac.com/donate/
GO TEAM STOVALL! ...