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Animal Attraction: Free Feline Spay/Neuter Services Offered

by Stacy Fox

khou.com

Posted on July 23, 2013 at 5:37 AM

Texas Litter Control and the Homeless Pet Placement League (HPPL) are partnering again to provide free spay and neuter services for cats.  On August 11 2013, the “Fix a Feline for Free” Day will take place at the Texas Litter Control clinic.  50 cats will be altered for people who are on public assistance.  Cat owners who are on disability, Social Security, unemployment, or food stamps will be eligible to participate.  These free services are underwritten by a grant from the Petco Foundation to the Homeless Pet Placement League of Houston.

Pet owners who qualify simply need to call the Texas Litter Control clinic at 832-510-7622 to book an appointment for August 11th.  Cats must weigh at least 3 pounds.  Tame cats need to be in a carrier and feral (wild) cats need to come in traps.  Intake will be between 7:00am and 8:00am.  Pick up times will be assigned as cats are dropped off.  There is a limit of 2 cats per household and proof of public assistance must be provided at check in.

“We look forward to working with HPPL and other groups on a regular basis on sponsored days,” explains Deana Sellens, Executive Director of Texas Litter Control.  “So many people cannot afford even our low cost services.  Being able to provide free services is the key to keeping unwanted litters out of our local shelters.”

Citizens who cannot participate or do not own a cat can still help by volunteering at the clinic as well as at offsite events for both Texas Litter Control and HPPL.   For more information on these organizations and what you can do, visit www.texaslittercontrol.org or www.hppl.org.


 

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