The SouthCentral Bloodhound Rescue Committee was formed in order to provide shelter, veterinary care, and love to homeless bloodhounds until a permanent home could be found. We also work to educate the public about our breed and the responsi- bilities involved in owning a bloodhound. Our members include people actively involved in search and rescue, trailing, and bloodhound breeders, fanciers, and pet owners in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Colorado, and New Mexico. Our dogs come to us from shelters and humane societies as well as individuals and families who can no longer keep their bloodhound(s). All bloodhounds entering our program are evaluated for health and temperament. All dogs are spayed and neutered and receive all vaccinations before entering our rescue facility. All of our dogs are tested for heartworm before they are available for placement. All our dogs are placed in pro- spective homes on a trial basis. If at the end of the trial period things seem to be satisfactory for the dog and the new owners, then all health certificates will be sent to the new owner. If for whatever reason the owner or the rescue committee determines that this is not a suitable placement, the dog will be returned to the rescue committee.