Animal Protection & Welfare,
Mission: The SPCA of Texas is dedicated to providing every animal exceptional care and a loving home.
Programs: Animal shelters and adoptions: the spca of texas is the leading animal welfare organization in north texas. The independent non-profit operates two animal shelters, the jan rees-jones animal care center in west dallas, and the russell h. Perry animal care center in mckinney, texas. These facilities provide shelter and care for unwanted animals, which come to the spca of texas from a variety of sources: surrendered by their owners, transferred from municipal shelters where time and space is limited, transferred from other shelters in the wake of natural disasters, or rescued and awarded to the spca of texas in cases of abuse or neglect. The spca of texas does not place time limits on animals accepted by its shelters, and does not euthanize animals for lack of space. The facilities also serve as adoption centers where the public can meet and adopt pets. Adoptable shelter pets are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped, and kept healthy and happy by spca of texas shelter veterinarians, shelter staff, and dedicated volunteers. Together with community partners for offsite adoptions, and assisted by generous partnerships with north texas media, the spca of texas found permanent, loving homes for more than 6,400 animals in 2014.
public veterinary clinics: the spca of texas operates three low-cost veterinary clinics, the myron k. Martin spay/neuter and wellness clinic in west dallas, the mary spencer spay/neuter and wellness clinic at village fair in south dallas, and the russell h. Perry spay/neuter and wellness clinic in mckinney, texas. The clinics provide high-quality services at low costs so everyone can afford to be a responsible pet owner. Spca of texas veterinarians spay or neuter, vaccinate, and microchip every adoptable animal in its two animal shelters, and also reach out to financially struggling or otherwise challenged pet owners with free or low-cost vaccination days at the clinics and offsite at community centers and neighborhood gatherings. In addition, the spca of texas partners with other animal welfare organizations and community funders to provide free spay/neuter surgeries to pets located in specific low-income or underserved neighborhoods. Each year, the spca of texas veterinary programs help make life better for more than 25,000 pets - and the people who love them.
animal cruelty investigations unit: the spca of texas fields a team of eight humane investigators who respond to more than 4,000 reports of animal cruelty and neglect across north texas counties. The investigators work with local law enforcement to investigate cruelty and rescue animals from abusive and life-threatening situations. Typical cases include puppy mills, animal hoarding, animal fighting, and abandoned livestock, as well as individual animals that are starving or injured. The spca of texas team also educates law enforcement officers statewide about animal cruelty laws, using a curriculum they developed and which is state-approved. They teach officers to recognize, investigate, and prosecute animal cruelty in their local communities. In addition, the spca of texas partners with the dallas county district attorney's office's animal cruelty unit to assist with investigating animal cruelty cases, gathering evidence, and bringing the cases to trial.