For Houston Area Cats
Texas Litter Control (TLC) partners with the Homeless Pet Placement League (HPPL) to offer free spay and neuter services for cats this January 17, 2016. The annual “Fix a Feline for Free” Day will take place at the Texas Litter Control clinic. 60 cats will be altered for those who need assistance most- those who are on Social Security or public assistance. Cat owners who are on disability, Social Security, unemployment, or food stamps are eligible to participate. This event is funded through a grant to HPPL from the Petco Foundation.
Pet owners who qualify can easily book this service online via the website www.TexasLitterControl.org or call the Texas Litter Control clinic (832) 510-7622 to book an appointment for January 17th. Cats must weigh at least 3 pounds to be eligible for surgery. Tame cats need to be in a carrier and feral (wild) cats need to come in traps. Intake will be at 7:00am. 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 or Social Security must be provided at check in.
According to Debby Ryan, HPPL Spay/Neuter Program Coordinator, “This grant helps our organization, in partnership with Texas Litter Control, to raise the quality of life for community cats and the people who care for them by providing a spay/neuter and vaccination package. Not only will the cats be healthier, but this service also helps reduce unwanted litters that add to the cat overpopulation crisis in our area.”
Deana Sellens, Executive Director of Texas Litter Control explains that kitten season is coming up soon, “Cats can have up to 4 litters a year! The local shelters cannot handle the volume of accidental litters. This is a community problem and we all own it.”
Don’t need this service right now but want to help? 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 www.texaslittercontrol.org or www.hppl.org.
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 24905 Spring Ridge Drive, Bldg B, Spring, TX 77386.
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.