Houston, TX (PressExposure) November 17, 2009 -- Rover Oaks Pet Resort begins roasting turkeys on Monday November 23, so they can serve the traditional Thanksgiving bird to homeless pets at the Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP) shelter. Last year, Rover Oaks served Thanksgiving turkey to the dogs and cats staying at their pet resort; but owners Joy Lee and Steve Smith decided to expand the service this year to include pets at the shelter. Lee, a long-time volunteer for CAP, says, âWhen you see the loving care that our clients give their pet companions each day, it breaks your heart to know that thousands of wonderful shelter pets wonât enjoy that same happiness this Thanksgiving. So we want to give the pets at CAP a little taste of the holiday, too.â
Rover Oaks Pet Resort has two locations and specializes in pet lodging, training, grooming and doggie daycare. The Houston facility is located at 2550 West Bellfort near Reliant Stadium, and the Katy facility is located at 1011 South Katy-Fort Bend Road near Katy Mills Mall. Since opening in 2006, Lee and her pet care staff at the Katy facility have helped CAP find homes for over 50 dogs. In fact, Lee has recently written and published âRoverâs Rescuesâ, a book of heart-warming stories about 25 of those pets.
Citizens for Animal Protection, or CAP, is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides shelter, adoption, foster care, rescue and other valuable services to animals in need in the Houston area. It has earned numerous awards for its operations and has the distinction of earning a four-star rating from Charity Navigator for eight consecutive years. CAP also provides humane education and community outreach programs to encourage love and respect for all animals.
If you want to help make the holidays brighter for homeless pets, you can drop by the CAP shelter at 11975 Katy Freeway or by either Rover Oaks Pet Resort location to make a cash contribution or a donation of pet food and needed supplies. For more information about Citizens for Animal Protection, go to http://www.cap4pets.org/.