HOUSTON, TEXAS – MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2019 – Texas Litter Control today announced it is opening a third location to provide low-cost Veterinary services for cats and dogs in Harris County. Texas Litter Control is a not for profit, high quality, high volume spay/neuter, and wellness clinic for cats and dogs. The new location is located in north Houston on Beltway 8 between I-45 and the Hardy Toll Road near Intercontinental Airport.
Since opening 2 locations in Montgomery County, the Montgomery County Animal Shelter has seen a significant decrease in the number of unwanted animals entering into their shelter. TLC opened the doors to its first clinic in Spring in February of 2013. They added a location in Old Magnolia last year. The 2 clinics have performed over 55,000 spay/neuter surgeries since the clinics opened. Texas Litter Control remains focused on reducing the number of animals entering into our local shelters.
“Our Spring location has serviced many Harris County residents, but Harris County is so much larger than Montgomery County,” explains Deana Sellens, Executive Director of Texas Litter Control. “We have to get more services into this community if we want to start seeing a reduction in the numbers of unwanted pets going into Harris County shelters. This new location should add an additional 10,000 spay/neuter surgeries per year in Harris County. Spaying and neutering is the only way we are going to get ahead of the problem.”
Spaying and neutering cats and dogs is the primary focus for the organization, but TLC runs several important programs for our community. They focus on municipal shelter data to determine what services are most needed in the community. Some of their programs include a shelter intervention program called HelpMeKeepMyPet.com. This program helps to provide solutions for pet owners feeling their only option is to surrender a pet to a shelter. There is a pet food bank, temporary foster services, and free veterinary services in order to keep pets with their owners. TLC is training experienced surgeons on high volume spay/neuter techniques. Their Kitten Intensive Care Unit is staffed 21 hours a day, 7 days a week for bottle feeder kittens during the peak of kitten season. They also perform approximately 1,000 cat adoptions per year between 6 retail stores.
Donations are key to keeping the organization’s services in place, but the organization’s low-cost wellness services also help support these much-needed programs. Proceeds from TLC’s wellness program go directly to support these programs. Those who cannot donate can simply use the wellness services like vaccinations, flea and heartworm prevention to help Texas Litter Control’s continued community efforts.
TLC is now taking appointments for the new location which is opening on February 12, 2019. The new location’s address is:
412 North Sam Houston Parkway East Suite F
Houston, TX 77060
The other locations are:
24950 Spring Ridge Drive #B; Spring, TX 77386
32632 Wright Road, Magnolia, TX 77355
Visit TexasLitterControl.org to book an appointment online real time and to see a list of all of our services prices and other programs. You can also call 281-528-1238.
The North Houston clinic will be offering some extended services to those on Social Security or public assistance. Continue to watch the website for updates.
About Texas Litter Control
Texas Litter Control is a high quality, low-cost spay/neuter/wellness clinic, adoption center, pet food bank, and shelter support program for companion animals and their owners. Our mission is to eliminate the suffering of companion pets by preventing animals from entering into shelters in Harris, Montgomery and surrounding counties in Texas by:
a.) educating the public on the importance of spaying/neutering and proper pet healthcare;
b.) providing a low-cost solution available to the general public for spay and neuter and basic wellness services;
c.) providing adoption options for fully vetted pets to the public;
d.) providing alternative solutions such as healthcare, food and other basic needs to pet owners considering surrendering a pet to a local shelter, and
e.) mentoring other animal welfare groups to open clinics in other under serviced areas.
TLC is a Texas non-profit corporation and is a 501c3 tax-exempt public charity. All donations are deductible to the full extent allowed by law.