Hill County Paw Pals, Hill County, Texas
  

Over 2,000 Pet Sterilizations Milestone Reached!

Hill County Paw Pals, in collaboration with Texas Coalition for Animal Protection (TCAP), both non-profit organizations, reached a major milestone this month during their 44th service day for Paw Pals sponsored Low Cost Sterilization and Vaccination Program—the 2,030th pet sterilization was performed!  Also, over 5,400 rabies vaccinations have been administered since the program inception date of February 15, 2005.

Our community is particularly proud of Kathy Moore, founder and director of this valuable and needed community service.  “One only needs to grasp the impact of this milestone by determining the number of unwanted pets being prevented”, says Moore.  “Had each of these 2,030 pets produced a litter of eight, then 16,240 unwanted pets have been prevented.  Had each of these offspring produced a litter then 129,920 potential unwanted pets have been prevented!” added Moore.

The volunteers who made this particular clinic another success while helping perform this milestone were: Cleo Davis, Dana Fuchs, Jane Green, Mike Hendricks, Freddie Karlicek, Mary Ann Johnson, Jean and JD Landis, Kathy Moore, Ashley Murray, Bob Treadwell, Mary Lou Pearce, Lea Slocum, and Lonnie Tilson.

This low cost spay/neuter/vaccination program is an essential proactive program in Paw Pals’ efforts to correct the tragic situation of pet overpopulation in our great county.  No community has ever solved its pet overpopulation issue without a low cost service being made available.  Paw Pals provides this service on the first Tuesday each month.  Appointments for surgeries are required by calling toll free: 1-866-310-PETS (7387).  Vaccinations do not need appointments and are administered from 10am-2pm.  Paw Pals encourages pet owners to seek local veterinarians for continued professional health care of their pets.

Paw Pals organized over five years ago with two stated goals: 1) Facilitate installation of a county animal control program and promote and contribute to building a county animal shelter; and 2) Organize to challenge the overpopulation of unwanted companion animals (dog and cats) with four programs working simultaneously–Education, Legislation, Spay/Neuter, and Adoption (Project ELSA).  For more information, please call: (254) 580-0679; or email: hcpawpals@yahoo.com.