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SPCA of Texas Announces Expansion of Spay/Neuter and Wellness Services

Also Addition of Free Mobile Spay/Neuter Sites and Five Free Community Wellness Events

 



WHAT: The SPCA of Texas is excited to announce an expansion of services at all three of its Metroplex-area low-cost spay/neuter and wellness clinics and its Mobile Spay/Neuter Vehicle. Expansions include adding one extra wellness day plus one additional vaccine clinic per week to the schedule at the Myron K. Martin Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic in Dallas and also include going from two wellness days per month to five wellness days per week to the schedule at the Russell H. Perry Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic in McKinney.
The goals of this expansion are to decrease free-roaming and unaltered dogs in South Dallas; provide more affordable, accessible services and more expansive options for veterinary care to low-income pet owners who could otherwise not afford treatment for their pets; and to keep pets off the streets, out of shelters and in their homes

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Additionally, the SPCA of Texas is offering free spay and neuter surgeries, vaccinations and more for animals of people who live in 11 of the highest-need zip code areas in Dallas as a part of its Community Pet Program - South Dallas Initiative. The zip codes are: 75203, 75208, 75210, 75211, 75215, 75216, 75217, 75223, 75224, 75227 and 75241. The SPCA of Texas’ Mobile Spay/Neuter Vehicle will be at a rotating series of Recreation Centers in these zip codes each week. For a full schedule, visit www.spca.org/calendar.
Lastly, the SPCA of Texas will also host five community wellness events in South Dallas in the coming months. The services provided at these events are free. The first of these vaccination clinics will be held on Saturday, January 28 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Mary Spencer Spay/Neuter & Wellness Clinic at Village Fair at 4830 Village Fair Drive in South Dallas. For a full schedule, visit www.spca.org/calendar.
For community wellness events and vaccination clinics, no appointment is required, and clients will be seen on a first come, first served basis. For more information or to make an appointment at any SPCA of Texas clinic location or Mobile Spay/Neuter Vehicle, pet owners can call 214-742-SPCA (7722) Monday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

WHEN/WHERE:   
Myron K. Martin Spay/Neuter & Wellness Clinic (West Dallas)
Spay/Neuter: 5 days a week, Tuesday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wellness: 6 days a week, Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Vaccination Clinic: Every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
2400 Lone Star Drive
Dallas, TX 75212
 
Mary Spencer Spay/Neuter & Wellness Clinic at Village Fair (South Dallas)
Spay/Neuter: 5 days a week, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wellness: 5 days a week, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
4830 Village Fair Drive
Dallas, TX 75224


Russell H. Perry Spay/Neuter & Wellness Clinic (McKinney)
Spay/Neuter: 5 days a week, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Limited Wellness Care (Includes vaccinations and basic wellness care): 5 days a week, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Vaccination Clinics: 2 times monthly, first and third Saturdays of each month from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
8411 Stacy Road
McKinney, TX 75070


HOW:  For community wellness events and vaccination clinics, no appointment is required, and clients will be seen on a first come, first served basis.
To make an appointment at any SPCA of Texas clinic location or Mobile Spay/Neuter Vehicle, pet owners can call 214-742-SPCA (7722) Monday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Spay or neuter appointments at the three clinic locations may also may be made by visiting www.spca.org/spayneuterappt.


WHY: Spaying and neutering pets saves lives by preventing unwanted litters, keeping thousands of animals off the streets. Having pets spayed and neutered is the most important way to prevent pet overpopulation. Spaying and neutering also to decreases pets' roaming tendencies, decreases aggression and prevents certain forms of cancer, ensuring that animals live happy, healthy lives in loving homes.
Vaccinating pets helps stop the spread of dangerous illnesses like Parvo and Distemper. And, vaccinating them ensures that their immune systems can protect them from dangerous and life-threatening viruses and bacteria. Texas law also requires Rabies vaccinations. Further, veterinary wellness care is a critical component of preventative care for cats and dogs.

The goals of this expansion are to decrease free-roaming and unaltered dogs in South Dallas; provide more affordable, accessible services and more expansive options for veterinary care to low-income pet owners who could otherwise not afford treatment for their pets; and to keep pets off the streets, out of shelters and in their homes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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