Hill County Paw Pals, Hill County, Texas
  

Paw Pals’ Spay/Neuter and Fostering Programs Receive a Boost

Lonnie Tilson, from Whitney, saw the need for portable dog/cat crates to support Hill County Paw Pals’ fostering program so he recently purchased and donated 16 portable dog/cat crates with a retail value of $800.  Pictured with the crates from left to right, representing Paw Pals, are Dana Fuchs, Jane Green, Lonnie Tilson, Kathy Moore, and Diana Prince.  Tilson has been a devoted volunteer and supporter of Hill County Paw Pals since its inception.  This grass roots group of over 1,000 registered supporters has a primary goal of facilitating a collaborative community effort with the installation of a county animal control program which would include an animal shelter to provide humane alternatives such as adoption of unwanted companion animals.

Paw Pals also recently hosted their 27th Low Cost Sterilization and Vaccination Clinic in collaboration with Texas Coalition for Animal Protection (TCAP).  The Denton based non-profit group is the recent recipient of the Humane Society of the United States Innovation Award which recognized their achievements in curbing pet overpopulation in this area of Texas.  Low cost pet sterilization service is a vital part in a community’s strategy to correct pet overpopulation.  In fact, no community has ever corrected their pet overpopulation issue without low cost services made available.  Paw Pals’ clinics continue to be performed on the first Tuesday of each month at the Hillsboro Civic Center (old Wal-Mart Building).  Appointments are needed for surgeries by calling toll free 1-866-310-PETS.  Vaccinations are administered from 10am-2pm and do not require an appointment.  The following Paw Pals volunteers worked to make last week’s event another success: Cleo Davis, Andrea Finch, Dana Fuchs, Anita Gilley, Jane Green, Mary Ann Johnson, Kathy Moore, Diana Prince, Lea Slocum, and Lonnie Tilson. Hill County is thankful for the support given by the City of Hillsboro for the use of the Civic Center to perform this needed service.  For more information about the sterilization/vaccination clinic call Kathy Moore at 582-9374.  For information about Hill County Paw Pals, please call 580-0679.