Tara Harper

Tara talks about her animal rescue adventure.

on Sep 19, 20110

Ask yourself, "Have I ever been passionate enough about anything to the point that I would risk my own life?" Whether it's love, family, honor, or whatever it may be, I know in my heart that this fire burns within all of us. Clearly my passion is saving animals, and I'm willing to risk my life to do it.

So in tonight's episode you get a glimpse of how animal rescue can be dangerous, but in the moment I just don't think about it. Instead, my only focus is on these innocent animals who need my help, and that's what keeps me going back time after time. My only regret was dragging Drew along with me. That was beyond stupid on my part, and I will never put another person in harm's way again -- lesson learned. There are times when I don't know if being that passionate is a blessing or a curse! But then again, how could I live any other way?

14 comments
Laura Mac
Laura Mac

Hello...not sure if u actually read this stuff- Ha! Let me say first- i am a totally normal 26 year old chic from austin. I love bravo but i was so stoked to see a texas reality show...finally. i too lovvvve dogs and want to rescue them all..i would love to help in ur efforts to rescue...girl u really have some balls! Plz find me on fb i swear im not a weirdo i just wana help. Laura LMac Macwilliams

m37
m37

Your love for animals is admirable and you seem like a smart girl. As one single 37 year old woman to another, please stop with the injections and plastic surgery. You are too young and too good for that stuff.

Dina DeDona
Dina DeDona

A few years ago my dog and best friend, Rocky, passed away. I was heartbroken and still miss him. When I saw the footage of you rescuing Elliot, I immediately burst into tears (which is not the norm for me). Elliot looks exactly like Rocky! What happened to him afterward? Was he adopted?

Cheryl Tanferno
Cheryl Tanferno

I have to admit, I did not even want to watch this show!! The only reason I watched was the preview that showed a dog being rescued! I had tears in my eyes when I saw the segment where you rescued that dog!! I am a HUGE animal lover and it broke my heart to see how people treat their "pets" or what I might call "prisoners"!! To me, it just says something about the integrety of the "human" owner. Anywho, that episode inspired me to be more proactive! I would like to know what I can do to help!! I have always been afraid to help because I thought I would get to attached to the animals, but you made it clear that I can get past that and make a difference in those animals lives! Please let me know how I can be a part of your wonderful rescue efforts and I am there! Respectfully yours,

Cheryl Tanferno

gloriann
gloriann

I love how you rescue animals. Great job!! It is great the attention you bring to TV to aware others to do the same. I donate to a no kill shelter. If I had a house with a yard I would love to have more dogs. I wish people would not mis treat animals. Some day!!

Jean Connors
Jean Connors

Hi Tara: You are one of my favorite people on the show. Yes, I love the others. But your love of animals and wanting them not to suffer speaks volumes about who you are. That said, there are still so many things that I love about you. I'm so glad that you are on the show. I hope that God grants you all of your wishes!!! You deserve the best!!!

Kath Kay
Kath Kay

I envy that you have the $$$ to do what you do for animals))) I have 4 rescue dogs and 2 (was 6) rescued cats. They are the BEST .... thank you soooooo much for what you're doing.

Viewer-27587
Viewer-27587

I love animals too and I love what you do for them, thanks!

DebiSt
DebiSt

Love what you do for the animals. It is absolutely admirable! Girl, what's up with the attraction to middle aged, over weight, baggage carrying men!? You deserve so much better. Take a look in the mirror, you are smoking hot and the men you date are yesterdays ashes!

Sambo
Sambo

I'm not one to comment on blogs but after watching the show for a couple of weeks, I'm truly blessed that there is someone like you in our Dallas community who has a true passion for saving animals. My family and I have saved over 30 animals and welcomed each one into our home. My mother taught us it's better to rescue then to breed. We encourage others to rescue animals through the pound or the Human Society. I love what you do with your organization and how you promote it through the show. You are a true hero in my eyes and hopefully through all the other viewers eyes. Thank you for all that you do!

Andrea R
Andrea R

I love what you do for the pooches! There's a special place in heaven for you honey!!!

30307
30307

Waht happened with the dog -- did you save her?

Mark Holliway
Mark Holliway

It took great courage to do what you did Tara. I applaud you! Hope the dog is doing good.