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Let’s Fix This! FREE Spay/Neuter Event Provided Services for a Record-Setting 444 Pets in Just Two Days

 

(DALLAS, TX); March 9, 2018: The Let’s Fix This! FREE Spay/Neuter Event, held March 2nd and 3rd, completed the largest number of spay or neuter surgeries over a two-day period by these two providers since the inception of the campaign. The event provided 444 FREE spay or neuter surgeries, vaccines and microchips for dogs and cats of residents living in the 23 Southern Dallas zip codes included in the Let’s Fix This campaign. The surgeries were completed at five locations in Dallas by the SPCA of Texas’ and Spay Neuter Network’s veterinary teams.


“Serving the people and pets of Southern Dallas at this event was an amazing experience. Reaching directly into this community and giving them the tools to make a better life for their pets and neighborhoods is a blessing,” says Jacob Carty, Marketing and Communications Director for Spay Neuter Network. “The event was a great success and we are excited to keep the ball rolling on the Let’s Fix This! campaign!”


The Let’s Fix This! campaign is a collaborative effort focused on providing FREE spay/neuter services to pets in 23 Southern Dallas zip codes. The campaign, being executed by SPCA of Texas and Spay Neuter Network, has been made possible by a coalition of local private foundations.


"The SPCA of Texas is thrilled to announce that our clinics performed 263 FREE spay/neuter surgeries during the event," said James Bias, President and CEO for the SPCA of Texas. "The opportunity to positively impact the lives of each of the pets and their owners was possible thanks to the support of the funders and the hard work and dedication of staff and volunteers!”
While the event has concluded, the SPCA of Texas and Spay Neuter Network continue to offer FREE spay/neuter, vaccinations and microchipping to pets of all residents living in 23 Southern Dallas zip codes.


More information about the campaign and details about future events can be found at www.lets-fix-this.org.

LET’s FIX THIS!
The Let’s Fix This! campaign was developed in response to the Boston Consulting Group’s recommendation provided to the City of Dallas in the fall of 2016. The campaign is aimed at providing access to free spay or neuter, vaccines and microchip services for residents living in 23 southern Dallas zip codes. The services are completed by either SPCA of Texas or Spay Neuter Network, which have a combined three stationary clinics located in the service area and up to three mobile spay or neuter vehicles providing services. Services are available at no cost to residents living in the following zip codes: 75116, 75134, 75203, 75207, 75208, 75210, 75211, 75212, 75215, 75216, 75217, 75223, 75224, 75226, 75227, 75228, 75232, 75233, 75236, 75237, 75241, 75249 and 75253.

SPCA of TEXASSPCA
The SPCA of Texas is the leading animal welfare organization in North Texas. Founded in 1938, the non-profit operates two shelters, three spay/neuter clinics, two mobile spay/neuter vehicles, surgery transport services, one mobile adoptions vehicle and an animal rescue center, all located in Dallas and Collin Counties, and maintains a team of animal cruelty investigators who respond to thousands of calls in seven North Texas counties. Moreover, the SPCA of Texas serves as an active resource center for an array of services that bring people and animals together to enrich each other’s lives.
The SPCA of Texas is not affiliated with any other entity and does not receive general operating funds from the City of Dallas, State of Texas, federal government or any other national humane organization. The SPCA of Texas is dedicated to providing every animal exceptional care and a loving home. To learn more about the SPCA of Texas, visit www.spca.org.

SPAY NEUTER NETWORKSDPI
Spay Neuter Network is a volunteer 501(c) 3 nonprofit corporation eliminating pet overpopulation through subsidized spay/neuter services, while empowering communities to care responsibly for dogs and cats.
Spay Neuter Network operates two stationary spay neuter clinics, a surgery transport service for those with limited transportation and a Mobile Animal Spay/Neuter Hospital (MASH) in the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex, providing affordable pet vaccinations, sterilizations and pet care resources to more than 20 communities.
Spay Neuter Network performs more than 30,000 surgeries and services an additional 25,000 pets through its outreach programs each year at little or no cost to pet owners in North Texas.  To learn more about Spay Neuter Network, or to donate, contact us at 972-472-3500 or www.spayneuternet.org

 

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