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Grant to help spay, neuter 500 dogs in East Montgomery County

January 26, 2017 GMT

Texas Litter Control today announced that it received a grant for $45,000 from PetSmart Charities to help spay or neuter 500 large breed dogs and puppies in East Montgomery County.

TLC is targeting six zip codes, which account for almost half of the pets entering into the Montgomery County Animal Shelter. The grant covers a spay or neuter surgery, micro-chip, rabies vaccine, DA2PP vaccine and an eCollar for large breed dogs and puppies belonging to qualifying residents at no cost.

Texas Litter Control has a cat adoption program, but their main focus is on prevention. The organization’s focus on the prevention of pets going into the shelter has significantly decreased the intake numbers at the Montgomery County and the Conroe Animal Shelters. A key factor in getting a shelter to a 90 percent live release rate is having a robust, low-cost and no-cost spay or neuter program available to the public.

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“We are focused on the areas which will show the biggest impact to the shelter the fastest,” Executive Director and founder of Texas Litter Control Deana Sellens stated in a release. “The Community Cat program was first in the queue because we had funding and the infrastructure to implement the program quickly. East County dogs are the next biggest rub for the shelter, but we had no funding. Petsmart Charities stepped up to fill that void and we cannot thank them enough for the support to our community.”

This grant is focused on 6 zip codes (77357, 77302, 77365, 77306, 77303 and 77372). To qualify, pet owners must show proof of residence within one of the zip codes and proof of low income (pay stub showing income of $31,200 or lower), public assistance or Social Security. If residents are in a neighborhood split by 2 zip codes, and they just happen to be on the wrong side of the street, they may still qualify for this offer, the organization said.

This grant will provide spay or neuter services for dogs and puppies more than 25 pounds when full grown. Visit www.texaslittercontrol.org/free-vouchers.html for full details, and to apply for a voucher or call 832-953-4936.

“Texas Litter Control has made tremendous progress to reduce shelter intake in their community,” PetSmart Charities Regional Relationship Manager Kelly Balthazor stated in a release. “We hope this grant will allow them to build upon that momentum by proactively preventing unplanned litters, an important step in reducing the overpopulation of dogs and to find lifelong forever homes for all pets in need.”

If you would like to donate toward Texas Litter Control’s efforts in your community, visit our website www.texaslittercontrol.org/donate-to-tlc.html. The organization takes both monetary donations and non-cash items like automobiles, stocks and property. Texas Litter Control is a Texas Non Profit Corporation and a 501 (c)3 public charity. All donations are deductible to the full extent allowed by law.