Hill County Paw Pals, Hill County, Texas

December 6 Public Meeting Planned


Hill County Paw Pals, the grassroots group with the primary goal of facilitating the installation of a county animal control program and shelter to correct our county’s appalling issue of pet overpopulation, has reintroduced their monthly public meetings.  The meetings will always be scheduled on the first Thursday of each month.  December’s meeting (December 6) will be held at Hill College cafeteria (west side of campus) in Hillsboro and will start promptly at 6:30pm.  The purpose of these public meetings is to gather people with the common goal of wanting to correct the tragic and appalling issue of pet overpopulation in our great county and to distribute and gather information.  If you would like to become involved with this grass roots movement to bring positive change, please attend our meeting on Thursday, December 6.

As we get closer to elections, Paw Pals cordially invites candidates to present their platforms.  Because Paw Pals is an IRC 501(c)(3) non-profit entity, endorsements of candidates is not possible but as voting citizens we seek to gather facts to make informed voting decisions.  We are pleased to announce Mr. Larry Wright, Candidate for County Commissioner Precinct #3, will present his candidacy.  Mr. Wright’s credentials include being the youngest elected county clerk in Texas, former Hill County Judge, former Commissioner Precinct #3, former Mayor of Malone, and presently Mayor Pro Tem of Malone.  Also, Candidate for County Sheriff Michael (Mike) Pruitt will be in attendance to provide a presentation on his candidacy.  Mr. Pruitt brings a wide range of experience with Degrees in Business Management and Criminal Justice, Master’s Police Officer Certification, 8 years experience as county jailer and officer for Texas Department of Criminal Justice Institution, recipient of two awards from MADD for number of DWI arrests, over 4000hrs of continuation study for law enforcement training, and presently works as a Sergeant for Rio Vista Police Department.

Other speakers and topics of their presentations will be Mike Hendricks, “Liabilities Presented Without Animal Control”; Whitney Animal Control Officer Howard Clark, “Pathogenesis of Rabies Virus” and “The Need for a Functional Local Rabies Control Authority in Hill County”; and Kathy Moore, founder and director of Paw Pals Low Cost Spay/Neuter and Vaccination Clinic, “Update of Sterilization/Vaccination Program”.

If you would like more information about Paw Pals, please call (254) 580-0679, email hcpawpals@yahoo.com or write PO Box 1533, Hillsboro, Texas 76645.