|SNAP and the animals of Southeast Harris County need your help to bring a new reduced-cost spay-neuter and animal wellness clinic to the community. Click the graphic above to donate today!
The animals of Pasadena and Southeast Harris County, Texas, may soon have a new spay-neuter and animal wellness clinic. Seed funding for this project is coming, in part, from a $140,000 equipment grant from PetSmart Charities. The City of Pasadena, Texas, is also making an important contribution to the clinic by granting SNAP a ten-year lease on city-owned retail space at just $10 per year and making needed improvements to the building.
These generous contributions have the facility off to a good start, but an additional $235,000 is required before the clinic can become a reality. SNAP has teamed up with the South-East Harris County Animal Alliance (SEHCAA) in an effort to raise the required funds. The first fundraising event was a briefing on the new clinic by SNAP Executive Direct James R. Weedon, D.V.M., M.P.H., for prospective donors which took place at the Pasadena Animal Shelter on Thursday, February 16, 2012. Slides from that presentation are available for download by clicking here (PDF Format, Adobe Reader required.) An animated architectural walk-through is also available for viewing. (Note: Exterior walls of building are not shown to faciliate viewing.) A number of additional events and fundraisers are planned.
The need for a reduced-cost spay-neuter clinic is great. Pasadena and the surrounding area have a population of 412,215, and 62,942 (15.27 percent) of those persons live below the poverty line. The community is home to approximately 125,000 domestic cats, 68,700 community (feral, stray, or free-roaming) cats, and 103,000 dogs. Shelters in the area took in 19,737 animals in 2010 and killed 12,264 (62 percent) of them. Some of the incorporated areas in the vicinity do not have their own animal control, so they use BARC or the Harris County shelter. The numbers reported here therefore understate the scope of the problem.
Eight shelters in the southeast Harris County area have already pledged to use the clinic, including those in Pasadena, Deer Park, Baytown, LaPorte, South Houston, Jacinto City, Nassau Bay, and Seabrook. The clinic would also provide an affordable solution for residents who want to have their animals spayed or neutered but cannot afford the procedure at a full-service veterinary clinic.
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To schedule someone to come speak to your organization or group about supporting the clinic, please contact Laura Welch at 713-862-3863, x204, or via email at email@example.com.
PLEASE DONATE TO SUPPORT THE CLINIC
If you would like to contribute to the development of the new clinic, please DONATE ONLINE or contact Laura Welch via the contact information in the previous paragraph.
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR EFFORTS TO REDUCE ANIMAL OVERPOPULATION IN PASADENA AND SURROUNDING AREAS OF SOUTHEAST HARRIS COUNTY.