what is 'billy's street mission'?
Life for dogs in the Rio Grande Valley is difficult to describe. Most of us never experience or see this level of poverty and how it impacts the wellbeing of animals. Street after street is full of starving and suffering dogs. There are so many animals in need, that even those who try to help simply become hardened to it over time. Many locals do the best they can to help the strays in their area, but with limited resources, there’s only so much they can do.
It’s difficult to comprehend an area where stray dogs are so common that they’ve become viewed as nuisances – but that’s the reality in the valley. Some of the issue is that Vet care in the valley is difficult to obtain. Even if locals are able to find the time to sit at a walk-in clinic for hours waiting for care, most of them can’t even afford the gas money to
drive to the clinic, let alone afford the care itself… so their dogs continue to go without basic veterinary care.
Adding to that, there is a cultural belief that spay and neuter isn’t important and somehow devalues a dog. Because of this, many people will not spay or neuter their dogs… yet continue to let them roam - adding to the overpopulation challenge. They wind up pregnant and have litters of puppies that are either discarded or left to starve and suffer until they ultimately meet a tragic end.
Billy's Street Mission is dedicated to assisting the dogs presently enduring starvation, neglect, and suffering on a rural street in south Texas.
- How we're helping -
Billy's Street Mission aims to provide support to the more than 20 neglected, starving, and suffering dogs on the street. These dogs, who once served as pack mates to SSR dogs Blackie, Whitey, and Beigey, found themselves in dire circumstances, facing harsh realities that no living creature should endure. And if you know SSR, you know that we leave no dog behind.
To alleviate their suffering and offer these innocent souls a glimmer of hope, we have undertaken a multi-faceted rescue and support approach. We are working to provide shelter, crates, and kennels to create safe havens where these dogs can find refuge from the elements and a sense of security. We understand that nourishment is a basic need, so we're working to supply them with food and water to address their immediate hunger and thirst. But our commitment doesn't stop there; we're ready to go the extra mile to ensure that they receive critical medical attention and veterinary care, addressing their various health issues and ailments.
Our goal is to not only rescue these dogs but also rehabilitate them, giving them a chance at a better life filled with love, care, and comfort. "Billy's Street Mission" is a testament to the power of collective compassion, proving that by coming together, we can make a significant difference in the lives of these animals who rely on us for their survival and well-being. With each shelter provided, each meal served, and every medical treatment administered, we inch closer to the day when these dogs will experience the joys of a life they so rightfully deserve.
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO save their lives!
just a few of the dozens of dogs suffering on billy's street...