Phoenix Fund


A heartfelt thank you to Tricia for a generous $1,000 donation in honor of her dog Phoenix! We’ve used these funds to create a “Phoenix Fund” and will work with Tricia to ensure we make the most out of her gift.

Phoenix & Batman

Phoenix & Batman

Playful Phoenix

Playful Phoenix

2019 Indiana Legislative Update

Here are two bills in the Indiana legislature right now that could use your support. Call your representative and make your voice heard!

SB474: Probation and parole for animal abusers. Authored by Senator Alting, this bill establishes as a mandatory condition of probation and parole that a person convicted of an animal abuse offense may not own, harbor, or train companion animals. Fortunately, this bill passed through the Senate unanimously and is now in the House. Please take a moment to contact your state Senator and thank him/her for voting yes on this bill and call your state Representative and ask him/her to support this bill.

HB1615: Death or injury to an animal. Authored by Representative Hatfield, and co-authored by Representatives McNamara, VanNatter, and Mahan, this bill amends some of the definitions in the animal cruelty statues to give law enforcement more tools to address beating and torturing of animals. Additionally, it increases penalties for intentional acts of extreme cruelty. Fortunately, this bill passed the House by a vote of 81-13. You can see how your Representative voted here. Please contact your Representative and say thank you if she/he voted YES on the bill, or inquire as to why your representative voted NO and let him/her know that you are disappointed. 

Find out who represents you here http://action.humanesociety.org/site/PageServer…

Photo featuring Alumnus Lenny (RIP - 2016)

Photo featuring Alumnus Lenny (RIP - 2016)

Break the Breed Label

Tune in next week to learn why it is so important for us to break the breed habit! As humans we love it identify stuff, label it and put it in a box. Unfortunately for dogs these labels (like pit bull mix or German Shepherd mix) come with behavioral expectations (like pit bulls are mean or German Shepherds are smart) that may be completely inaccurate or not applicable to the dog in front of you. 

Tune in next week to learn more: https://www.facebook.com/events/597305304081477/

2019 Casa del Toro Update

Running a rescue is hard and sometimes we need to take a step back to recharge not only ourselves but our organization as well. We are hoping that these changes will bring new life to CDT and allow us to pursue our mission with more strength and passion than ever before. We are truly grateful for all the support.