Hill County Paw Pals, Hill County, Texas

Paw Pals Performs 28th Low Cost Sterilization Clinic and Announces Upcoming Events

Hill County Paw Pals, the grass roots group organized to facilitate the installation of a county-level animal control program, recently hosted their 28th Low Cost Sterilization and Vaccination Clinic in collaboration with Texas Coalition for Animal Protection (TCAP), a Denton based non-profit group.  Low cost pet sterilization service is a vital part in Paw Pals’ proactive strategy to correct pet overpopulation.  In fact, no community has ever corrected their pet overpopulation issue without low cost services made available.  These 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.  Low cost 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, George Kerr, Jean & “JD” Landis, 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 former Civic Center to perform this needed community service.

Paw Pals fund raising campaign marked “Take the Willie Nelson Challenge” is currently at full swing.  All funds received are being “doubled” thanks to generous Cheryl and Sam Wyly, notable philanthropists, who have agreed to match up to $40,000 of funds raised this year.  For convenience, one can visit Paw Pals’ website (hcpawpals.org) and make their tax deductible contribution with a credit card or mail a check to HC Paw Pals, P.O.  Box 1533, Hillsboro, Texas 76645.

As part of Paw Pals fund raising efforts, Paw Pals will host a booth and sell refreshments at Lake Whitney Beauty Pageant this Friday and Saturday.  If you would like to volunteer for this event, please call Cherie at 694-7652.

On Saturday, June 23, from 10am to 4pm, Tractor Supply in Hillsboro and Paw Pals will host an Adoption day and provide a flea and tick dip service for $5.  The proceeds for the dip will go toward the animal shelter building fund.  These funds will then be matched by Cheryl and Sam Wyly, notable Dallas philanthropists, who have generously offered to match up to $40,000 of funds that Paw Pals raises within a year.  This fund drive has been named “Take Willie Nelson’s Challenge” because of his endorsement.  If you would like to volunteer for the adoption day, please contact Kathy Moore at 582- 9374.  In addition, a public meeting for Paw Pals has been scheduled at 6:30pm on Thursday, June 21 at Hill College Cafeteria.  If you would like to help with Paw Pals’ endeavors to correct pet overpopulation in our great county, call 580-0679; email hcpawpals@yahoo.com; or visit their website hcpawpals.org for more information.