In August of 2022, Kaitlyn was contacted about adopting a dog from Victoria County Animal Services to prevent it from being euthanized. While the dog ended up getting adopted by someone else, a new fire to help the dogs from her hometown was ignited. Kaitlyn brought Allyson into the mix, who had been exploring the idea of a nonprofit to raise funds for animal organizations, and Saving South Texas was born.
Shortly after, Allyson and Kara connected by chance on Nextdoor when Allyson was trying to find a home for an urgent dog. Kara was networking San Diego, Texas, dogs with the help of Bridget. The four of them partnered up and expanded their mission to helping animals in all of South Texas.
Today, the prime focus of Saving South Texas is to help animals in high-kill shelters in South Texas through rescue partners and transportation to out of state shelters.
A lifetime animal lover, Allyson has spent her whole life volunteering with animals and rescues in some capacity. In her free time, Allyson volunteers with rescues in Austin and enjoys attending Texas football games. Allyson has a BS in Public Relations from the University of Texas at Austin and works in marketing during regular business hours.
Kaitlyn has been around animals her whole life and is known in her family for her uncanny ability to spot a stray from miles away. She has a BS in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master’s in occupational therapy. She currently uses her OT degree working with children. She lives in Austin with her husband, Cody, two dogs and two cats.
Bridget is our resident East Coast volunteer. She has been involved with dogs and rescue for years in her home state. After adopting two dogs from Texas, she wanted to do more and became a virtual volunteer. Bridget has a Masters degree in social work and works as a therapist with kids and teens.
Cody was born and raised on a small ranch in south Texas where his love for animals began. After meeting his wife, Kaitlyn, his eyes were opened to the reality of the pet ovelpopulation crisis. He enjoys the outdoors, working on anything with an engine, and has an entrepreneurial mindset. Cody serves as our treasurer and muscle for the heavy lifting.
Blue represents spay and neuter awareness
Orange represents at-risk animals and the adoption of animals from rescue organizations
Purple represents animal abuse prevention awareness and animal welfare