Hill County Paw Pals, Hill County, Texas
  
Paw Pals Kathy Moore Awarded “Citizen of the Month”

Kathy Moore, long time Hillsboro resident, has been named “Citizen of the Month”.  Moore is the founder and director of the Hill County Paw Pals Low Cost Vaccination and Sterilization Clinic.  This prestigious award is sponsored by Outlets at Hillsboro, KHBR 1560 Radio, the Reporter Newspaper, and Verona Italian Restaurant.  The objective of this program is to publicly recognize citizens who contribute to the Hill County community, assist someone in need, and/or make a contribution to our county or its businesses in anyway to improve the quality of life in greater Hill County.  In addition to deserved recognition, the recipient is provided a $25 Outlets at Hillsboro gift certificate, dinner for two at a Hill County restaurant, and recognition on Outlets at Hillsboro’s LED billboard, viewed by nearly 110,000 people each day.

 

Three years ago, during Hill County Paw Pals early stages, Moore collaborated with Texas Coalition for Animal Protection, a Denton based non-profit organization, and founded Hill County’s first ever Low Cost Sterilization and Vaccination Clinic.  During clinic service days, she spends a minimum of 14 hours overseeing the operation.  She works closely with the veterinarian and veterinary technicians, as well as 6-10 other Paw Pals volunteers.  Since the inception of this needed clinic, Moore has volunteered over 600 hours.  These hours do not include the hundreds of hours that is spent in coordination and preparation between clinic dates.

 

This invaluable service has become the tip of the spear in proactively correcting our county’s pet overpopulation issue and adds no cost to tax payers.  In July, this program reached a milestone with over 1,500 pet sterilizations.  The entire county benefits by the proactive prevention of unwanted pets in our already pet overpopulated county.  Each of these pets could have produced a litter of eight resulting in 12,000 additional unwanted pets. In addition to pet sterilizations, this clinic has also provided nearly 4,000 rabies vaccinations—making our families and communities safer since Hill County is labeled a rabies quarantine county.

 

No one ever hears her complain from the exhausting volunteer hours she works to better our community.  Her passion for the care of animals brings great credit to herself and to our community.  Because of Moore’s past and continued dedication to ending pet overpopulation and thus ending the dire consequences for animals and citizens alike, the award of Citizen of the Month is most appropriate.

 

To recognize someone deserving for “Citizen of the Month”, simply log on to www.outletsathillsboro.com, visit their office at 104 IH-35E, or call (254) 582-9205 for more information.  For information about Hill County Paw Pals, visit, www.helphillcountyanimals.com or call (254) 582-3069.