The shelter was built on land donated by George Ammeman, with donations, volunteers and lots of hard work. All funds raised are used for the benefit of the animals. Since September 1982, over 18,000 helpless, abandoned, unwanted, sick and lost animals have come through our gates.
We offer people a way to find a new best friend while saving a life. We also provide opportunities and community support events that advance responsible pet ownership and the humane treatment of pets.
Please help us help these needy animals with a donation
(no amount is too small) to the Converse Animal Shelter, Inc. We gladly accept checks for donations. Please visit our website (www.mynewbestfriend.org) for more ways you can help.
We currently have NINE dogs that are heartworm positive. In keeping with our mission statement, we treat them, see them through their post-treatment, and adopt them into good homes. The drug we need is expensive, but the dogs are worth it. Please consider donating to help us help them!
Let's Give Haywire the Amazing Life He Deserves Haywire is a young adult mixed breed who was rescued in late January 2014 by some awesome ladies who cared enough to brave the cold to save him. He had been seen for months wandering near Calaveras Lake with a deeply embedded wire wound around his neck. The folks who lived nearby left him food daily and tried to get close. But he was so fearful of people that he would not come close enough to allow even the rescuers to reach him. The rescuers reached out to the dog community for help. If they could catch him, would someone else be able to ensure he received medical care and a safe place to live until he could be placed in a loving home? CASI responded "yes" and directed the rescuers to take the dog to our veterinarian, who was ready to assist. One of the rescuers had medications to ease his anxieties so she hid them in bits of tasty treats. It took many hours and a lot of patience but they were able to secure the big dog.
The veterinarian removed the embedded wire and provided treatment. Although he had a massive infection, there was no permanent damage. On Feb 6th 2014, Haywire (named by his rescuers) came to live at CASI. Originally terrified, Haywire now responds to the staff and visitors more openly. He has recovered enough to begin his Heartworm treatment with the goal of eventually finding a loving home. Meanwhile, Heartworm treatment is a very expensive and complicated procedure and we need your help to create a Happy ending for Haywire.
Haywire started his heartworm treatment 12/18/14
Help Vegas Beat the Odds
Vegas is a very sweet 5-year- old male Black Mouth Cur-Pit Bull Terrier blend. He was originally adopted from CASI in June 2009. Fast forward to January 2014. CASI’s manager received a phone call from Las Vegas, Nevada Animal Control. They found a stray dog that was micro-chipped and the chip identified the dog as a CASI dog. Unfortunately, Animal Control in Las Vegas is a “high kill” facility, meaning the dog would be put down within days. Luckily, some very dedicated staff, volunteers, and donors came to the rescue. They defrayed the cost of the trip and allowed us to send our manager and a volunteer to go to Nevada and bring this needy pet home to Texas.
We don’t know how this dog ended up in Las Vegas, but it was clear he had been loved at one time: he is house-trained, obedient and affectionate, and enjoyed riding in the car--all the way back from Nevada! So of course we "re-named" him Vegas. Although healthy, Vegas did test Heartworm positive. We now need your help to help defray the cost of his treatment and prepare him for his forever home. Help Vegas continue to beat the odds!
Vegas started his heartworm treatment 12/18/14
Jersey Wishes She Could be an Athlete
Jersey is a young girl who came to us with her four puppies. She was a great mother, and her puppies have found their forever homes. Jersey, loves to run and play. However beacuse of her heartworm disease, she is not allowed do so these things. Let's give this momma a chance at the fun-filled active life full of love she derserves.
Jersey started her heartworm treatment 12/18/14
Donate for Jasper
Jasper came to us when his previous owners moved and were unable to take him with them. He is a sweet boy who would love to get treatment so he can find his forever home.
Miss Kitty the Proud Mama
Miss Kitty also came to us with her puppies. She is full of spunk, and good cheer. Like Jersey, her pups have also been adopted. Miss Kitty would love for you to donate towards her treatment so she can be healty and find a family of her own.
Miss Kitty is now heartworm negative 12/28/14!!!
Copper & Penny, the TAIL of Two Siblings
This brother and sister duo are as sweet as they are gorgeous. Unfortunately, both came to us with heartworm disease. These two are young and athletic, but we need your help to provide them with the proper heartworm treatment needed.
Penny started her heartworm treatment 2/17/15!
Oreo, the Sweet and Funny Little Momma
Oreo came to us in active labor with her puppies. After her puppies get weaned, Oreo would love to get her treatment and go to her forever home as quickly as possible.
Oreo was adopted! She found a family that could not live without her, and they decided they would will take her for her treatments and allow her to recover in her forever home!
The Handsome Shorty, Gibbs
Gibbs was found wondering the streets with no human in sight. He is a stubby-legged Dachshund mix who is sweet and playful.
Gibbs started his heartworm treatment 2/17/15!
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- Kristeen Olson
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