Hill County Paw Pals, Hill County, Texas

“Cans for Paw Pals” Totals 12,874 Pounds!

Cans For Paw Pals

Hill County Paw Pals’ “Cans for Paw Pals” project recently produced a harvest of 860 pounds of aluminum cans for $530.20. Proceeds from this worthy project are used to support the mission of Paw Pals: 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). Since the inception of this fund raiser in September 2006, 15 harvests have been made for a total of $8,207.62. This equates to 360,472 cans with a combined weight of 12,874 pounds! If one were to place this number of cans end to end, the cans would stretch 27 miles (from Hillsboro to Alvarado)! To put this into symbolic perspective, each of these donated cans was handled by a person who consciously made a determination to place the empty can into a receptacle destined to “Cans for Paw Pals”—a seemingly slight but in reality a major contribution in correcting pet overpopulation since the success of our endeavors is based on a collective community wanting to improve the place we call home. This worthy project is managed by Jean and JD Landis. This couple’s selfless devotion and contribution to Paw Pals’ undertaking bring great commendation and represents the warm and progressive spirit that exists in our community. The 16’ caged trailer used for this worthy project (valued at $1,600) was graciously donated by Ronnie & Dana Fuchs, proprietors of Cen-Tex Trailers of Hillsboro.

If you would like to participate with “Cans for Paw Pals”, please bring your clean aluminum cans to Brookshire’s in Hillsboro, at our Pet Adoption Center (PAC) during the Low Cost Spay/Neuter and Vaccination Clinic on the first Tuesday of each month which is located at 1500 South Abbott Avenue in Hillsboro, drop them off at Jean and JD’s home which is located one mile west of Hackberry bridge on SH 22 (west of Hillsboro), or simply call 580-0679 to arrange for pick up. Please do not donate aluminum foil, pie tins or cat food cans (recycler will not accept these items). If you would like to join the success of Paw Pals, please complete the Volunteer Opportunity form (http://hcpawpals.org/Volunteer.aspx) or call us at 254.580.0679.