Hill County Paw Pals, Hill County, Texas

Paw Pals Completes 1,500th Pet Sterilization


            Another milestone was reached with Hill County Paw Pals sponsored Low Cost Spay/Neuter and Vaccination Clinic. The 1,500th surgery was performed at this week’s clinic.  The significance of 1,500 pet sterilizations is with its proactive prevention of unwanted pets in our already pet overpopulated county.  Each of these pets could have produced a litter of eight resulting in 12,000 unwanted pets.  To help visualize this significant number, it would take 80 Boeing 737 jets or 2,400 automobiles to transport that same number of people.

            These low cost clinics continue to be successful because of dedicated people who volunteer their valued time.  May’s clinic volunteers were: Anita (Cookie) Daniels, Cleo Davis, James Fine, Dana Fuchs, Anita Gilley, Jane Green, Mary Ann Johnson, Jean & Jesse (J.D.) Landis, Kathy Moore, Mary Lou Pearce, Diana Prince, Lea Slocum and Bob Treadwell.  Volunteers for June’s clinic were: Lana Crow, Cookie & Rick Daniels, Cleo Davis, Dana Fuchs, Jane Green, Mary Ann Johnson, Jean & Jesse (J.D.) Landis, Kathy Moore, Mary Lou Pierce, Diana Prince, and Lea Slocum.  This month’s clinic volunteers will be recognized in a future article.

            The clinics are administered on the first Tuesday of each month at the former Wal-Mart building in Hillsboro.  Appointments for surgery are necessary by calling toll-free 1-866-310-PETS (7387).  Questions can be directed to Kathy Moore, founder and manager, by calling (254) 582-9374 or linking to Spay/Neuter Program.

            Vaccinations are administered without appointment from 10am-2pm.  Rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats are required by Texas Law once they reach four months of age.  Failure to obey is a Class C Misdemeanor with up to $300 fine.  Responsible pet owners are heeding to this law as this sponsored clinic continues to break records.  During May’s clinic, 190 rabies vaccinations were administered and last month’s clinic registered 193.

            The volunteers of Paw Pals have worked the past four years and raised $350,000 in private funds.  We now have the money to build the much needed county animal shelter but perpetual operating expenses are needed from our hard-earned tax dollars.  We continue to seek the community’s support by asking you to voice your concern with our current pet overpopulation issue.  Please log on to www.WhereIsTheHillCountyAnimalShelter.com and leave a comment.  We will assure our elected officials read your comments.  For more information about us, email hcpawpals@yahoo.com; or call (254) 580-0679.



            A public meeting is scheduled 6:30pm Thursday, July 10th in the Bullock Room of Hill College cafeteria in Hillsboro.