Hill County Paw Pals, Hill County, Texas

Paw Pals Low Cost Sterilization/Vaccination Clinic Approaches 3rd Anniversary


Hill County Paw Pals, the grassroots group that continues to raise funds and facilitate the installation of county animal control program and animal shelter, will celebrate their third anniversary Low Cost Sterilization and Vaccination Clinic on Tuesday, February 7th.   The founder and director of this valuable community service is Kathy Moore of Hillsboro.  Because of Kathy’s vision and implementation, over ten thousand unwanted pets have already been prevented because over a thousand responsible pet owners have utilized this service and sterilized their loving pets.  Success of these clinics also stem from volunteers who constructively use their spare time.  Assisting to the success of this month’s clinic were Cleo Davis, Dana Fuchs, Jane Green, Mike Hendricks, Jean and JD Landis, Kathy Moore, Mary Lou Pearce, and Diana Prince.


This community service of Paw Pals is provided free of tax payers’ expense as part of three critical proactive programs that will bring correction to our county’s pet overpopulation issue—Education, Legislation and Sterilization.  All three proactive programs must work simultaneously together to gain effective results.  While the education and sterilization programs have been accomplished with volunteer efforts, legislation (the long arm of the law) remains the responsibility of local and county governments.  Since Hillsboro and Whitney are the only two cities that have an animal control program, the majority of the area of Hill County relies solely on the Sheriff Office as the animal control authority to enforce existing State of Texas animal control laws.  To fully support these laws an animal shelter is needed for the animal control program’s nucleus—an effort Paw Pals has been working for the past four years.


Paw Pals’ sterilization and vaccination clinics continue to be performed on the first Tuesday of each month at the former 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.  Clinic pricing is hereIf you would like to volunteer with these clinics, please contact Kathy Moore at 582-9374.  If you would like to help with Paw Pals’ endeavors to correct pet overpopulation in our great county, call 580-0679, or email hcpawpals@yahoo.com, for more information.


A public meeting (always on the first Thursday) for Paw Pals has been scheduled at 6:30pm on Thursday, February 7th at Hill College Cafeteria in Hillsboro.  Invited guest speakers are: Michelle Carlson, Attorney at Law, will present Legal Liabilities of Pet Overpopulation; Mr. Tom Hemrick, Candidate for Hill County Sheriff; and Mr. Danny Bodeker, Candidate for County Commissioner Precinct #1 will be present their candidacies.