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SPCA of Texas Receives $15,000 from BISSELL Pet Foundation to Support New Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Initiative

 

(DALLAS, TX), January 24, 2019 - The SPCA of Texas is thrilled to announce that it has received a generous grant in the amount of $15,000 from BISSELL Pet Foundation to fund a new spay/neuter surgery initiative for feral cats. This initiative will help control the growing number of free roaming cats in Southern Dallas and surrounding areas and help keep cats and kittens out of shelters.


In Dallas, there has been a very successful campaign to spay/neuter dogs in response to a major loose dog issue that was threatening public safety. Currently, there are only a limited number of North Texas organizations offering affordable spay/neuter surgeries for roaming cats. This has led to local shelters seeing a drastic increase in feral kittens being born and an increase in requests for help with feral kittens. With this grant the SPCA of Texas hopes to step up and take the lead in spaying and neutering the community cat population.


The ultimate goal for this program is to save the lives of feral, free-roaming cats and help control the feral cat population. Thanks to the BISSELL Pet Foundation grant, the SPCA of Texas will be able to provide spay/neuter surgeries, rabies shots and eartips for 600 feral cats.


About the SPCA of Texas
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, 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 North Texas. 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.


About BISSELL Pet Foundation
In 2011, tails were wagging everywhere when Cathy Bissell founded BISSELL Pet Foundation (BPF) as a natural extension of her love for animals and her commitment to their welfare. The foundation’s goal is to help reduce the number of animals in shelters and rescues, and to find a loving home for every pet. With the help of their generous supporters, BPF has awarded millions of dollars to a growing partner network of animal welfare organizations and has impacted the lives of an incalculable number of pets. Together we are saving lives in all 50 states and Canada. To learn more about the BISSELL Pet Foundation, visit www.bissellpetfoundation.org/.

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"I'm absolutely in LOVE with Kitty (formerly Kaleigh). I know her name isn't original at all but I just started calling her that until I could think of a name and it just stuck - it's so her! I've attached two photos - she's seriously the most beautiful kitty in the world! She loves to steal tennis balls and bones from her dog sister - she thinks she's a dog! She enjoys going for walks and car rides, snuggling with mom, bird watching, drinking from the sink, playing with her pipe cleaners and getting into mom's makeup in the mornings. I couldn't 'imagine life without her. She's the absolute best!"

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