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His name is Texas, and besides the fact that he needs to eat in his Bailey Chair, he is perfectly healthy!

Texas had been in two different shelters because people don’t understand what mega esophagus
is and don’t want to take the time to learn. This is not a death sentence. This boy can lead a
completely normal life for the next 10-15 years, he just needs to eat his food in a special chair.
He will be here with us.... safe and loved!

We had a difficult time finding what works best for Texas to keep weight on, but with trial and
error we have discovered a food and medication that helps him to keep his food down and helps
him to keep gaining weight.

Texas is an amazing inspiration for those children and adults that have limited diets due to illness. Kids love to see him climb into his chair and sit up to eat, then take a quick nap while waiting for gravity to help move the food to his stomach. Even though he can not eat like the other dogs and it takes more time for him to eat, he doesn’t let that stop him from loving life on the Ranch.


All donations are put toward the costs involved in rescuing, rehabilitating, and long term care of the animals. 


Bill Holland

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I saw Texas’s story and immediately fell in love with the guy.   We have 2 rescues of our own, and they’re the best!  I love that Safe in Austin is able to do their work and continue to help society at the same time!


Beth Geoffroy



Matthew Gregg

My wife and I are donating in honor of our heart dog. Maxine was a rescue, who we were blessed to have in our lives for 15 years.



I'm sponsoring Texas because my son had a great time at one of your open house weekends, and we both wanted to help support the wonderful work you are doing for these animals and the kids who visit them.

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