In the home stretch ! Only $2220 dollars needed!

For: HOMELESS DOGS
Houston, TX
Organizer: Forgotten Dogs of the Fifth Ward Project- 5013c
In the home stretch ! Only $2220 dollars needed! (HOMELESS DOGS)
$23,005
of $25,000 goal.
Raised by 327 donors
92% Complete

The Story

With our paypal donations, we are now only $2220 away from our $25,000 goal. We are really trying to have the money to start shopping for an RV now, so we can do a transport at the end of September. We have a LOT of doggies waiting to be transported up North to find homes. Every penny counts and we are so grateful for all your continued support!
All donations are tax deductible!
If you would prefer to donate via paypal, Our RV Fundraiser paypal account is: [email protected]
Thank you to everyone who has donated and all those supporting the dogs and puppies !!

We are only $3000 away from our total goal. We are almost there! Please donate if you can. Remember that your donation is being matched by the Heigl Foundation. Thank you for all your support everyone!

Remember Polly? One of the 3 dogs video taped living on the streets in the rain? Well, Polly and the other 2 dogs (Domino and Hudson) were sponsored by The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation. With their sponsorship, we were able to pick up all 3 dogs, get them vetted. We are working on rehabbing them and finding them homes of their own. Here is a video of Polly. Just over a month ago, she was very afraid and had no idea how to be a dog. She did not play, wag her tail or know how to enjoy affection. Now she LOVES her dog bed and goes and gets all the stuffed dog toys and puts them on her bed. She loves to play with them. She comes to us to be petted and knows how to sit pretty for a treat. She is such a gentle soul and we just love her!
The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation have put another challenge in place for us to help us hit our $25,000 goal and give our supporters a way to double their donation again. If we hit our $25,000 goal, they will donate an additional $6500 to the RV fund. With these additional funds we can pay for initial maintenance on the RV, insurance, additional dog crates and the customizing we need done, to be able to fit the dog crates into the unit. This is an amazing offer by a wonderful organization and we are so grateful.
We are so very excited to be this close to achieving this goal. We can't wait to get more dogs rolling down the road to new homes in the North East!
All donations are tax deductible and who doesn't love a good tax deduction at the end of the year!
If you would prefer to donate via paypal, Our RV Fundraiser paypal account is: [email protected]
Thank you to everyone who has donated and all those supporting the dogs and puppies !!

We have been contacted by The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation. They have put another match challenge in place for us. If we hit our $25,000 goal, they will donate an additional $6500 to the RV fund. With these additional funds we can pay for initial maintenance on the RV, insurance, additional dog crates and the customizing we need done to be able to fit the dog crates into the unit. This is an amazing offer by a wonderful organization and we are so grateful.
We are so very excited to be this close to achieving this goal. We can't wait to get more dogs rolling down the road to new homes in the North East! Take advantage of having your donation doubled !!
All donations are tax deductible and who doesn't love a good tax deduction at the end of the year!
If you would prefer to donate via paypal, Our RV Fundraiser paypal account is: [email protected]
Thank you to everyone who has donated and all those supporting the dogs and puppies !!


Our wonderful supporters and our incredible match challenge providers C&G have made it possible for us to almost hit our $25,000 goal. We are only $3307 away from shopping for an RV to transport more dogs to the North East.
We are sooooo close and sooooo excited ! Please continue to share and promote. We have so many dogs that need a chance and we can't wait to give them the chance they deserve.
All donations are tax deductible and who doesn't love a good tax deduction at the end of the year!
If you would prefer to donate via paypal, Our RV Fundraiser paypal account is: [email protected]
Thank you to everyone who has donated and all those supporting the dogs and puppies !!

Did we mention we have the best supporters ever? We hit our $6500 match challenge goal today, which means that one of our amazing supporters will be contributing $6500 additional money into our RV fundraiser. That will put us at a total of right around $22,000. Almost to our goal! With the $25,000 we will be able to buy a used RV, probably around a 2000 or 2001 year model, like the one we have pictured. We really need an RV with a diesel engine and good generator so that we can leave it running while doing transports, and have the air conditioning or heat running while driving down the road to keep the dogs cool or warm. 
Thank you so much to all of you who have shared our posts, promoted our cause and given so generously. None of what we do, can we done without you!

There are 3 days left to reach our $6500 match challenge goal from one of our awesome donors. They are matching up to $6500. If we raise another $1542, we will have maxed out their donation challenge. Woo hoo! That will put us so close to our total goal and the RV will help more dogs get to go to homes up North!!
All donations are tax deductible and who doesn't love a good tax deduction at the end of the year!
If you would prefer to donate via paypal, Our RV Fundraiser paypal account is: [email protected]
Thank you to everyone who has donated and all those supporting the dogs and puppies !!


The dogs you see in this picture are just some of the dogs that can NOT be transported up North this month, because we do not have room in the rented vans. There are 2 pictures with named dogs and even though some of these dogs were accepted into rescues in New York, they could not go, because we ran out of room. This is just another reason why we need an RV. There will be a whole lot more room for dogs to travel and so many more BIG dogs will get saved!
Remember that your donation in the month of June gets doubled by one of our very generous donors! All deductions are tax deductible! Our RV Fundraiser paypal account is: [email protected]
Thank you to everyone who has donated and all those supporting the dogs!!

DOUBLE YOUR DONATION THIS MONTH ONLY! We have raised $1826 of our $6500 June challenge. We still need to raise $4674 by the end of June in order to receive the $6500 match, that one of our generous donors offered to us. If we can raise the $6500 and have it matched, that will put our fundraiser over $20,000 by the end of June, which puts us real close to our goal. Double your donation !! All donations are tax deductible.
Our RV Fundraiser paypal account is: [email protected]
Thank you everyone!!

Remember Polly? She and the boys were all rescued this past week and this is Polly just 5 days after coming to her foster home.  A wonderful organization sponsored all 3 dogs and now they are all safe. Look how happy she is !

We also got an email from a long time, generous supporter with a $6500 Challenge. Any donations made to our RV fundraiser in the month of June will be matched up to $6500. So, if you were thinking about donating, now if the perfect time, as your donation will actually be doubled! All donations are tax deductible. Here is their note to us:

Our daughter has been blessed with Silas (Frankie), we had the honor of bringing Oliver into our family for a couple of precious years and we just found out that Jensen has found a home and a new name (Dude). All because you decided to make a difference.

We have relocated to New Jersey recently and we would like to continue supporting Forgotten Dogs of the 5th Ward by making a donation to your RV fundraising project in Oliver's name.

Please let others know that we are willing to match donations made between May 28th and June 30th up to a total of $6,500 in donations. Hopefully other supporters will take advantage of this opportunity to double the impact of their donations and act quickly taking advantage of this opportunity to transport rescues to their new homes in the northeast.

Thanks,
C and G




Please watch this video taken yesterday...
It was pouring down rain and they were trying to stay dry under an overhang. There was about 12 inches of dry pavement near the building. This is a pack of dogs that live on the street where one of our volunteers works. There used to be 5 of them. One dog was rescued. The other was purposely hit by a car. Yes the man swerved to hit the dog laying on the side of the road. There were witnesses and authorities were called. We are trying to get the last remaining 3 into rescue and safe. However, we have no foster room and no money for boarding. The senior female (orange and white) we named Polly. The senior husky we named Bubba and the brindle boy we named Hudson. Street dogs deserve a name too! The reason we are telling you this story is that with an RV, we can move 40-60 dogs at a time up to New York to approved rescues. This frees up space in our fosters to rescue Polly, Bubba and Hudson and so many other dogs that are homeless and need to be safe, fed and given medical attention.
We truly appreciate all those have already donated. You are incredible!
Please find it in your hearts to donate to this fundraiser. I can't begin to tell you how important this program will be to the many, many homeless dogs in Houston. We are estimating that we will be able to save at least an additional 300 dogs per year with the use of the RV.
All donations are tax deductible. Paypal donations should be made to [email protected] (please note that it is an RV donation so it can be applied to the correct account)
Thank you all!



There is power in numbers and our supporters Rock! On Friday afternoon, our fundraiser was at $1680. Less than 72 hours later, we are over $5000! And the most incredible this is, only 142 people have donated. Did we mention we have over 19,000 supporters? So, again if everyone donates just $10 we will be at our goal plus some!! We are so excited about saving more dogs and getting them into loving homes up North. We have 14 rescue groups up there just waiting to receive our Houston dogs in, and find them special, forever homes. We can do this together!! We are a fierce group who does not give up, and our supporters who love the dogs as much as we do, are going to help us make this happen !

We still haven't found the Teddy Bear Dog. However, the attention that he got has driven us to raise funds to buy an RV so we can transport other homeless dogs on the streets of Houston, to rescue groups up North, where they find them wonderful homes. If we can raise the funds for an RV, we can immediately transport 50-60 dogs to the Northeast at the beginning of June. Did you know that there are approximately 800,000 dogs living on the streets in Houston, Texas right now? These dogs are truly homeless with no food, shelter or medical care. Our group, Forgotten Dogs of the Fifth Ward Project (www.forgottendogs.org) goes out and feeds these homeless dogs every week and brings them into foster when room is available, along with getting them vet care. We have been working diligently to send our dogs, to as many rescues up North as we can. Rescues up North find these Texas babies a loving family and a home. There are plenty of homes there and not enough homes in Houston.
We now have 15 rescues in the Northeast and Canada interested in taking Texas dogs and giving them the chance they deserve. However, we don't have a vehicle to transport them. It's very costly to rent vans and we can only transport a few dogs at a time. We are raising money to buy an RV, so we can transport all year round and give MANY MORE dogs hope and a home.
Please look at the photos of the type of RV we would like to buy and lots of dogs and puppies we would like to send up North.
We appreciate any and all donations and your support ! We are a 5013c, so all donations are tax deductible. Thank you all !!
You can also donate to our paypal account at [email protected]

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on June 10, 2016

Posted on June 10, 2016

DOUBLE YOUR DONATION THIS MONTH ONLY!
We have raised $1826 of our $6500 June challenge. We still need to raise $4674 by the end of June in order to receive the $6500 match, that one of our generous donors offered to us. If we can raise the $6500 and have it matched, that will put our fundraiser over $20,000 by the end of June, which puts us real close to our goal. Double your donation !! All donations are tax deductible.
Our RV Fundraiser paypal account is: [email protected]
Thank you everyone!!

Posted on June 9, 2016

Posted on June 9, 2016

We have raised $1483 of our $6500 June challenge in the first week! We still need $5017 to reach $6500, and then our generous donors will match it. If we can raise the $6500 and have it matched, that will put our fundraiser over $20,000 by the end of June, which puts us real close to our goal. Double your donation !! All donations are tax deductible.
Our RV Fundraiser paypal account is: [email protected]
Thank you everyone!!

Posted on May 20, 2016

Posted on May 20, 2016

Please watch this video taken yesterday...
It was pouring down rain and they were trying to stay dry under an overhang. There was about 12 inches of dry pavement near the building. This is a pack of dogs that live on the street where one of our volunteers works. There used to be 5 of them. One dog was rescued. The other was purposely hit by a car. Yes the man swerved to hit the dog laying on the side of the road. There were witnesses and authorities were called. We are trying to get the last remaining 3 into rescue and safe. However, we have no foster room and no money for boarding. The senior female (orange and white) we named Polly. The senior husky we named Bubba and the brindle boy we named Hudson. Street dogs deserve a name too! The reason we are telling you this story is that with an RV, we can move 40-60 dogs at a time up to New York to approved rescues. This frees up space in our fosters to rescue Polly, Bubba and Hudson and so many other dogs that are homeless and need to be safe, fed and given medical attention.
We truly appreciate all those have already donated. You are incredible!
Please find it in your hearts to donate to this fundraiser. I can't begin to tell you how important this program will be to the many, many homeless dogs in Houston. We are estimating that we will be able to save at least an additional 300 dogs per year with the use of the RV.
All donations are tax deductible. Paypal donations should be made to [email protected] (please note that it is an RV donation so it can be applied to the correct account)
Thank you all!

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