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New group that saves pets from death row gains momentum — and Houston love

New group that saves pets from death row gains momentum in Houston

Liz Gorman and Stephen Jones at the Rescued Pets Movement launch party at Ibiza November 2013
Liz Gorman and Stephen Jones at the Rescued Pets Movement launch party at Ibiza. Photo by Jodie Eisenhardt
Packed house at the Rescued Pets Movement launch party at Ibiza November 2013
Packed house at the Rescued Pets Movement launch party at Ibiza. Photo by Jodie Eisenhardt
Anna Barbosa, from left, Sonia Soto and Cindi Perini at the Rescued Pets Movement launch party November 2013
Anna Barbosa, from left, Sonia Soto and Cindi Perini at the Rescued Pets Movement launch party at Ibiza. Photo by Jodie Eisenhardt
Short term foster plea for transport dogs at the Rescued Pets Movement launch party at Ibiza November 2013
Short-term foster plea for transport dogs at the Rescued Pets Movement launch party at Ibiza. Photo by Jodie Eisenhardt
Katie Beirne, left, and Julie Landry at the Rescued Pets Movement launch party at Ibiza November 2013
Katie Beirne, left, and Julie Landry at the Rescued Pets Movement launch party at Ibiza. Photo by Jodie Eisenhardt
Kathy Bartlett, from left, Sunjay Arya and Ria Van Dright at the Rescued Pets Movement launch party at Ibiza November 2013
Kathy Bartlett, from left, Sunjay Arya and Ria Van Dright at the Rescued Pets Movement launch party at Ibiza. Photo by Jodie Eisenhardt
Josie Edwards, from left, Laura Carlock and David Carlock at the Rescued Pets Movement launch party November 2013
Josie Edwards, from left, with Laura and David Carlock at the Rescued Pets Movement launch party at Ibiza. Photo by Jodie Eisenhardt
Dana Blankenship, left, and Danny Gurrola at the Rescued Pets Movement launch party at Ibiza November 2013
Dana Blankenship, left, and Danny Gurrola at the Rescued Pets Movement launch party at Ibiza. Photo by Jodie Eisenhardt
Liz Gorman and Stephen Jones at the Rescued Pets Movement launch party at Ibiza November 2013
Packed house at the Rescued Pets Movement launch party at Ibiza November 2013
Anna Barbosa, from left, Sonia Soto and Cindi Perini at the Rescued Pets Movement launch party November 2013
Short term foster plea for transport dogs at the Rescued Pets Movement launch party at Ibiza November 2013
Katie Beirne, left, and Julie Landry at the Rescued Pets Movement launch party at Ibiza November 2013
Kathy Bartlett, from left, Sunjay Arya and Ria Van Dright at the Rescued Pets Movement launch party at Ibiza November 2013
Josie Edwards, from left, Laura Carlock and David Carlock at the Rescued Pets Movement launch party November 2013
Dana Blankenship, left, and Danny Gurrola at the Rescued Pets Movement launch party at Ibiza November 2013

What: Launch Party for Rescued Pets Movement.

Where: Ibiza.

The 411:  A new charity organization founded by Cindy Perini, Dana Blankenship, Laura Carlock, Cheryl Felps and Timothy Lambert celebrated its partnership with BARC and a commitment to reduce euthanasia rates for Houston's adoptable pets by transporting them out of state to await placement with forever homes, no-kill shelters and rescue groups. In its first eight weeks, the group has given more than 400 dogs from BARC's death row a new lease on life. Founders celebrated with volunteers, supporters, benefactors and BARC staff to encourage guests to become short-term fosters and long-term supporters enabling expansion of the effort.

Who: Joining in the festivities were Ria Van Dright, Sunjay Arya, Kathy Bartlett, Liz Gorman, Stephen Jones, Katie Beirne, Julie Landry, Danny Gurrola, Josie Edwards

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