Helping pets of the homeless


The SPCA received a Texas grant to help with spay and neuter surgeries. They’re going to be helping the homeless with their pet needs.

“We strive to help as many homeless pets as we can each year,” Deborah Dobbs, SPCA Director, said. “There’s no way we can reach and touch them all because the population is so large.”

She says East Texas has too many strays, and it’s a problem. They’re hoping to help stop some of that overpopulation.

“Those animals are not typically spayed and neutered so they’re making more animals,” Dobbs said. “So it’s a mission  that we have to prevent unwanted litters.”

Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon, a team of vet techs will be out to assess the animals’ needs.

“We’ll be providing the transportation for those animals in the days ahead to our clinic so they can see our veterinarian and our team will spay and neuter them.”

The SPCA is also going to be giving the homeless containers of dog food. She says throughout the winter, they will be able to get free refills to make sure the animals are being fed.

“This time of year it kind of makes you thankful for what you have, and you need to give back, so we’re happy to do that.”

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