Hill County Paw Pals, Hill County, Texas

Hill County Paw Pals’ Steadfastness Builds Community Support

Five years ago, Hill County Paw Pals began with a vision to build a county animal shelter that would be accessible to all citizens.  We envision an animal shelter that would stand for our goal of eradicating the worsening pet overpopulation problem in this county.  We see an animal shelter as not just a place to harbor unwanted animals, but more so a beacon of what represents proactive movements to prevent worsening of the problem.  To date our accomplishments are:

  • Institution of a low cost spay/neuter clinic that has resulted in 1,500 pet sterilizations that prevented the birth of 13,000 (first generation) dogs and cats
  • Administration of 5,000 rabies vaccinations enabling citizens to comply with state law and making the community safer from human rabies exposure
  • Formation of Whitney High School Paw Pals Club; we proudly applaud these young citizens who are working hard to help make a difference for Hill County animals
  • Supportive actions of Hill County Commissioners Court—area of land committed adjacent to Hill County Sheriff Office to be designated for an animal shelter and addition of Hill County Paw Pals to jury ballot donation options
  • Inaugural Waggin Trail Bike Ride in conjunction with Hill County Boys and Girls Club
  • Growth of our adoption/foster program that has saved the lives of numerous dogs and cats by placing them in new homes, pure bred rescue groups, or surrounding shelters
  • Five (5) annual county-wide garage sales that has generated over $60,000 of which the most recent recorded $19,000—an unprecedented show of community involvement and support
  • Ongoing fund raising that has raised building fund for animal shelter to $$372,000

All of these accomplishments are from one source: caring and giving citizens who contribute their hard earned dollars, their donations for the garage sale, and those who give hundreds of volunteer hours all to improve our community by correcting pet overpopulation.  All who work with Hill County Paw Pals are proud to call this county our home and even more proud as we continue to meet so many supportive citizens who inspire us to continue forward.

As the New Year begins, we thank each of you for your individual contributions.  We value everything you give and all you do.  We take your contributions seriously and our commitment to you the citizens of Hill/st1:PlaceType> County is to continue with the forward momentum to build an animal shelter and more importantly work through education, spay/neuter, adoption and foster programs, and legislative initiatives to make stray, unwanted animals a rarity and not commonplace in this county.

For more information about Paw Pals, please visit www.helphillcountyanimals.com or email hcpawpals@yahoo.com/a>, or call 254-580-0679.