North Texas Basset Hound Rescue has been in operation since 1984. Originally formed as a committee under the Basset Hound Club of Fort Worth, it became incorporated and granted it’s 501c3 status in 1997.
NTBHR is the first Basset Rescue in the State of Texas, and one of the first in the country and has rescued, restored to health, and placed in adoptive homes, more than 2000 basset hounds.
North Texas Basset Hound Rescue is organized for the following purposes:
- Prevent cruelty to animals, specifically basset hounds;
- Support animal welfare by locating and retrieving homeless, unwanted and/or mistreated basset hounds;
- Provide necessary funding for medical care, spaying and neutering, for unwanted and/or mistreated basset hounds; and
- Place homeless, unwanted, and or mistreated canine basset hounds in permanent, loving homes.
The general area of rescue is the Fort Worth and Dallas area, but we also cover many shelters in North Texas from Abilene to Waco, Longview to the Oklahoma border. Money is spent to insure that the bassets are healthy, neutered or spayed, and treatment for heartworms. On occasion we must make the tough decision of euthanasia due to health problems or aggressive behavior. Rescue volunteers receive no compensation for their countless hours and transportation costs. NTBHR is very fortunate to have several veterinarians who provide excellent treatment at a reduced rate. The rewards of a rescue volunteer come from knowing that a basset is getting a second chance and from a slobbery lick and a wagging tail.
NTBHR hosts two major fundraising events during the year, the Bone Soiree Gala/Auction held each Spring, and the Basset Hound Shuffle and Games held in the Fall.
NTBHR is an all-volunteer organization, funding is achieved strictly through donations.