Hill County Paw Pals, Hill County, Texas
  

Paw Pals Reaches Milestone with Purchase of Property to Build Animal Shelter

 Hill County Paw Pals achieved a major breakthrough on the last day of 2009.  Paw Pals purchased a three acre property at 1500 Abbott Avenue in Hillsboro.  This property includes a 6,000 square foot warehouse that will be renovated to become a pet adoption shelter.  Paw Pals appreciates all who never lost the faith that the vision for a shelter would become reality. 

 In January of 2004, a grassroots movement originated with a group of concerned citizens determined to correct the worsening pet overpopulation issue in Hill County.  They proudly indentify themselves as Hill County Paw Pals and have not waivered from these 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).

 This facility will be solely under the ownership of Hill County Paw Pals when the doors open and initially there will be no city or county involvement with either funding or management of the facility.  It must be clearly understood that Paw Pals is not “animal control”.  Although this facility may grow to the capacity to support a county animal control program, it will initially be operated as a pet adoption shelter with volunteers.  In the mean time, Paw Pals, with the help of all voting county citizens, will continue to work towards our stated goals of establishing county animal control.

 A public meeting is scheduled 6:30pm Thursday, February 4, at our Pet Adoption Shelter.

For more information about Paw Pals, please contact us at (254) 580-0679; or email hcpawpals@yahoo.com.