A call for help
By Allison Flores
The Cuero Record
The summer months will mark a busy time for Spay Neuter Your Pet DeWitt County (SNYPD) and its’ Paws and Claws resale shop. While SNYPD was preparing to celebrate their one-year anniversary, the organization received news of having to re-locate the Paws and Claws shop, all while the COVID-19 pandemic forced shop doors to close.
The non-profit organization provides low-cost vouchers for citizens of DeWitt County to fix their animals to help control the stray cat and dog population; these vouchers have been funded by both donations from surrounding cities, along with sales from Paws and Claws.
The volunteers noted that the Paws and Claws shop was well on its’ way to outgrowing the building anyway, and expressed nothing but gratitude to the building owner.
Paws and Claws looks to relocate by the end of the summer, however, they haven’t quite found a home yet.
“We were really getting momentum,” said SNYPD secretary, Debbie Lane. “Not only are we providing an answer to solving the over-population problem, we’ve been a benefit to the lower income [families].”
The Paws and Claws re-sale shop operates off of donations, and sells most of their items at a very low-cost.
SNYPD provided vouchers for 197 cats and dogs to be fixed from April through December in 2019, and looked to double that number in 2020 with 170 vouchers and 64 microchips already sold.
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