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Free spay/neuter event provides services for record-setting 444 pets over two days

DALLAS — The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Texas and the Spay Neuter Network held a free spay/neuter event March 2-3 as part of their “The Let’s Fix This” campaign where they were able to provide services for a record-setting 444 pets, a news release said.

The event provided free spay/neuter surgeries, vaccines and microchips at five Dallas locations by SPCA of Texas’ and Spay Neuter Network’s veterinary teams for dogs and cats of residents living in across 23 Southern Dallas zip codes.

“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,” Jacob Carty, Spay Neuter Network marketing and communications director, said in the release. “The event was a great success and we are excited to keep the ball rolling on the ‘Let’s Fix This’ campaign!”

The campaign aims to provide free spay/neuter services to pets across Southern Dallas and is made possible by a coalition of local private foundations, the release said.

“The SPCA of Texas is thrilled to announce that our clinics performed 263 free spay/neuter surgeries during the event,” James Bias, SPCA of Texas president/CEO, said in the release. “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!”

However, even though the event is over, all residents living in the following zipcodes are eligible for free spay/neuter, vaccinations and microchipping of their pets: 75116, 75134, 75203, 75207, 75208, 75210, 75211, 75212, 75215, 75216, 75217, 75223, 75224, 75226, 75227, 75228, 75232, 75233, 75236, 75237, 75241, 75249 and 75253.

For more information, visit lets-fix-this.org.

 

Free spay/neuter event provides services for 42 Pits

DALLAS — The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Texas partnered with the Stand Up For Pits Foundation and Duck Team 6 to host a free April 4 spay/neuter event for Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixes, a news release said.

The event provided 42 free spay/neuter surgeries, vaccines and microchips for pet owners of Pit Bull and Pit Bull mixes and any other pets in their households. The surgeries were completed at two SPCA of Texas clinics — the Myron K. Martin Spay/Neuter & Wellness Clinic in Dallas and the Mary Spencer Spay/Neuter & Wellness Clinic at Village Fair in Southern Dallas.

The Stand Up For Pits Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit that aims to save lives and end Pit Bulls’ abuse and discrimination through events, funds, education, and advocacy. The SPCA of Texas explained that the foundation’s funding for the spay/neuter event provided owners essential medical care and services to promote the safety and well-being of their Pit Bull and Pit Bull mix dogs.

“Having pets spayed and neutered is the most important way to prevent pet overpopulation and ensure that animals live happy, healthy lives in loving homes,” SPCA of Texas President/CEO James Bias said in the release. “We’re so proud to work with Duck Team 6 and the Stand Up For Pits Foundation to offer these free surgeries, vaccines and microchips.”

Though the free event is over, the SPCA of Texas offers low-cost spay/neuter, vaccinations and microchipping to pets at three clinic locations and two mobile clinics across Dallas and Collin Counties.

For more information, visit spca.org.

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