You may often hear the Dallas Zoo advocate for declining species on faraway continents, but this past weekend we partnered with SPCA of Texas to help our four-legged friends right here in our backyard.
With SPCA of Texas’ surgery vehicle setup in our East parking lot, we’re proud to share our spay and neuter weekend succeeded in helping dozens of dogs and cats in our neighborhood. Nearly 40 pets from three underserved ZIP codes in South Dallas received a free spay or neuter, 45 pets were vaccinated, and an additional 45 animals were signed up for surgery in the near future. As a bonus, people who brought their pets in for services also received free tickets to the Zoo!
“When it comes to animals, it’s not just wildlife that we’re passionate about,” said Sean Greene, Dallas Zoo’s vice president of Guest Experiences. “We care about all animals, and partnering with a great organization like the SPCA of Texas is a wonderful opportunity for us to help our community. We are happy to play a role in efforts that create a better world for animals.”
SPCA of Texas is widely known for helping pets find loving homes and providing them with exceptional care. It’s estimated that just in the three ZIP codes SPCA of Texas focused on for this event, more than 17,000 dogs and 23,000 cats are not spayed or neutered. This weekend made a direct difference in helping our surrounding pet population stay healthy.
“The SPCA of Texas is pleased to have partnered with the Dallas Zoo this past weekend as we brought out our brand new Mobile Spay/Neuter Vehicle to provide free surgeries and vaccinations to our community,” said Maura Davies, SPCA of Texas’ vice president of Communications. “Parking our mobile clinic at the Zoo benefited people and pets alike, as the ability to take this clinic on the road makes it easy for people to provide these critical services to their pets, ensure a healthy community, and prevent pet overpopulation. Thanks to the Dallas Zoo for partnering with the SPCA of Texas to help make our community a great place for pets and people!”
With an incredibly successful weekend and a positive response from local residents, this is certainly the beginning of a meaningful partnership with the SPCA of Texas that’ll continue to serve our community and its animals.