Hill County Paw Pals, Hill County, Texas

Hill County Paw Pals Harvests $790 by Recycling Aluminum Cans


Hundreds of conscientious Hill County citizens have leaned towards “green” in recycling aluminum cans by directing their aluminum cans to Hill County Paw Pals recycling effort.  Last week a load was harvested which filled our 16 foot special-designed trailer with 1,000 pounds of aluminum cans which brought in $790.40.  The trailer was donated by Ronnie & Dana Fuchs, proprietors of Cen-Tex Trailers of Hillsboro, some two years ago.  This recent harvest was doubled to $1,580.80 because of the matching contribution of up to $40,000 from philanthropists Cheryl and Sam Wyly.  This matching fund campaign ends May 16 and has been named “Take the Willie Nelson Challenge” because of his personal endorsement.  To date, during the past 10 months, Paw Pals has raised over $32,000 towards this $40,000 matching goal.  Since the inception of collecting aluminum cans on the first Tuesday of each month during our Low Cost Spay/Neuter and Vaccination Clinics, over $1,500 has been harvested—working towards the correction of pet overpopulation in our great county.


We thank everyone for taking the time to recycle and encourage others to do so too.  Many thanks also go to Jean and JD Landis for managing the program.  To participate with the recycling project, simply save your clean aluminum cans and bring them to Hillsboro Convention Center (former Wal-Mart building) on Corsicana Highway on the first Tuesday of each month (during our Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic).  If you can not deliver them, just call us and we’ll pick them up for you.  Do you want to know more about our grass roots group with goals to facilitate the installation of a county animal control program that will include an animal shelter as its nucleus?  Please visit with us at our next public meeting at 6:30pm on April 3rd (always on the first Thursday of the month) in the Bullock Room of Hill College cafeteria in Hillsboro.  Our guest speaker will be Michelle Carlson, Attorney at Law, who will present “Legal Liabilities of Pet Overpopulation”.  A brief on our upcoming inaugural Waggin Trail Bike Ride which is scheduled on May 3 will also be presented.  For more information about Paw Pals, please visit our website at hcpawpals.org; email hcpawpals@yahoo.com; or call (254) 580-0679.