TLC & HPPL Offer Free Fix

Young woman wearing warm sweater is resting with a cat on the armchair at home one autumn day

Want to do your part to help change the situation for Houston’s homeless pets? Many of our overpopulation problems can be solved by spaying or neutering your pet. However, many citizens can’t afford the sometimes costly surgery. Those people need not worry, as once again, our fabulous friends at Texas Litter Control and the Homeless Pet Placement League (HPPL) are coming together to provide free spay and neuter services for cats.

“Kitten season is here,” according to Deana Sellens, Executive Director of Texas Litter Control. “If you have a female cat 5 months of age and it goes outside or has access to an unaltered male cat (even a brother), your cat will get pregnant! Our local shelters need the community’s help in preventing accidental litters.”

On Sunday, March 20, 2016, the “Fix a Feline for Free” Day will take place at the Texas Litter Control clinic. 65 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 the Petco Foundation through a grant to the Homeless Pet Placement League. Pet owners must qualify, and can book online at or call the Texas Litter Control clinic (832) 510-7622. Tame cats need to be in a carrier and feral (wild) cats need to come in traps. Cats must weigh at least 3 pounds to qualify for surgery. 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 or Social Security must be provided at check in.

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 or HPPL. For more information on these organizations and what you can do, visit or

Texas Litter Control is a not for profit, low cost spay/neuter and wellness clinic for cats and dogs. TLC is open Monday through Saturday. The clinic is located at 24950 Spring Ridge Drive, Bldg B, Spring, TX 77386. Texas Litter Control is a low cost spay/neuter and wellness clinic for cats and dogs open to the general public and an adoption center and sanctuary for cats. TLC is a Texas non profit corporation and is a 501c3 tax exempt public charity. All donations are deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

HPPL, the Homeless Pet Placement League, is a local, non profit animal welfare organization that provides for the rehabilitation and permanent placement of stray and abandoned dogs and cats. Working with the foster home concept, HPPL is able to help save animals that would not fit the criteria for shelter placement.
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