Animal Hope opened its doors as a standalone shelter on February 1, but existed in the form of two separate rescue operations previously.
One of those organizations was Tugg’s Pink House of Wuff, a 501c3 rescue organization founded by two municipal animal control officers… Kim and Blake Ovard. Inspired by Tugg, a bull terrier puppy they found in desperate straits and who has since gone one to star in a comic book, make appearances on the Rachael Ray show, Cowboy Stadium, and ComiCon among many others, and inspire others to not give up in the face of adversity.
The other organization was Animal Hope, a small rescue operated out of Animal Hospital Southwest. As the municipal veterinarian for the city of Fort Worth, Animal Hospital Southwest frequently pulled difficult cases that the city was not equipped to treat and rehabilitate due to budgetary and time constraints.
From these organizations was born the Animal Hope shelter, a rescue focusing on rehabilitation and “second chance” adoptions.