Hill County Paw Pals, Hill County, Texas

Hillsboro Professional Fire Fighters Presents Paw Pals with $500 Gift


During Hill County Paw Pals’ public meeting on February 2, Hillsboro Professional Fire Fighters Association presented a $500 gift.  Pictured are Mike Hendricks and Lana Crow (Paw Pals President and Vice President respectively), Deputy Chief Greg Markwardt, Fire Fighter Michael Applegate, Captain Bill Strawn, Fire Fighter Adrian Smith, Lieutenant Clay Davis, and Fire Fighter Cory Hudson.  The gesture of this professional organization reverberates the quality of community support that Paw Pals continues to receive while working towards their established and attainable 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).


With the recent purchase of property at 1500 South Abbott Avenue in Hillsboro that includes a 6,000 square foot warehouse, building plans are underway to develop a state-of-the-art animal shelter facility that will include 48 kennels, cattery, and a rabies quarantine area.  Initially, the facility will be operated as a limited pet adoption center totally relying on donated funds until perpetuating operating expenses are established for a county animal control program.  Our community must clearly understand that Paw Pals is not animal control but dedicated volunteers that have been working for the past six years towards the mentioned goals.  If you would like to become involved with the continued success of Paw Pals, please call (254) 580-0679; email hcpawpals@yahoo.com.  The next pubic meeting is scheduled March 4 (first Thursday).