Raleigh rescue group has saved dozens of animals in need using tools of the trade and their motto “don’t give up hope”

Every pet owner’s nightmare is when their beloved furry family member or foster dog slips their harness or door dashes out into the night and they are out in the wild on their own. What do you do? Who do you call for help? There is a dedicated group of Triangle Beagle Rescue volunteers who call themselves BRATT (Beagle Recovery and Trapping Team) who have risen to the occasion when this situation occurs. Using a few live traps, a top-secret bait recipe and a few trail cameras, they tenaciously work to reunite pets and fosters with their owners. The have helped various NC rescue organizations such as Triangle Beagle Rescue, Best Friends Pet Adoptions and Second Chance Pet Adoptions, to name a few.

The group unofficially formed in 2013 when volunteers banded together to find a lost Triangle Beagle Rescue foster dog named Sam. It took 4 months of dedication and skill to find and trap Sam but he was reunited with his foster who eventually adopted him!

Two of the many dogs saved by BRATT

The group also responds to calls for help from people who have spotted a stray dog or cat that needs assistance. They recently rescued a momma dog and her 6 pups who were found living under a rusty school bus in Duplin County — near the Duplin Winery. The wayward family had lived on their own for 6 weeks and were rescued, given wine themed names (momma-Duplin and pups-Shiraz, Merlot, Sangria, Pinot, Cabernet & Rosé). They become Triangle Beagle Rescue foster dogs and all of the puppies found loving furever homes.

Two puppies who were rescued by BRATT.

If your pet escapes and you need assistance, you can reach out to BRATT via email: bratt@tribeagles.org. The team of volunteers is trying to raise funds to purchase additional traps and trail cameras to help more pets in need. If you would like to make a donation to BRATT, you can send a payment via:


GoFundMe: gf.me/u/yuq8ac

PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_donations...

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