Hill County Paw Pals, Hill County, Texas
  

Low Cost Pet Sterilization Program—Essential Part in Correcting

Pet Overpopulation

 

It is estimated that up to 13,000 puppies and kittens have not been added to Hill County’s exploding pet overpopulation problem and this is all due to Paw Pals’ low cost sterilization clinics—a vital element in correcting pet overpopulation by making such surgeries affordable.  In every study of communities that have corrected their pet overpopulation issue, attainable low cost sterilization clinics have been key to their successes.  Kathy Moore, Paw Pals’ Low Cost Sterilization and Vaccination Clinic director, envisioned such a program over three  years ago and founded Hill County’s first such clinic—making this critical service affordable to pet owning families.  To date, after 45 clinical days, 1,713 sterilizations and 4,497 rabies vaccinations have been administered—making our community safer for our children.  This service is in collaboration with Texas Coalition for Animal Protection (TCAP)—another non-profit group which is based in Denton, Texas.  These clinics continue to be held 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 success of this program not only stems from Moore’s leadership but from essential community volunteers who collectively commit over 100 volunteer hours for each service day.  The month of October’s volunteers were: Cookie Daniels, Dana Fuchs, Jane Green, Mary Ann Johnson, Jean & J.D. Landis, Freddie Karlicek, Ericka Meeuwes, Kathy Moore, Mary Lou Pearce, Lea Slocum, and Bob Treadwell.  November’s volunteers were: Cookie Daniels, Cleo Davis, Dana Fuchs, Jane Green, Mike Hendricks, Mary Ann Johnson, George Kerr, Jean & JD Landis, Kathy Moore, Mary Lou Pearce, Lea Slocum, and Bob Treadwell.  The citizens of Hill County are very thankful for the support given by the City of Hillsboro for the use of the Civic Center to offer this needed community service.

 

If 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; email hcpawpals@yahoo.com; or visit our blog at www.helphillcountyanimals.com for more information.