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$5 pet adoption event kicks off local spay and neuter campaign

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — The Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District is rolling out an “It’s Hip to Snip!” campaign to encourage residents to spay and neuter their pets, as well as offering a big fee reduction on adoptions for a week.

The City of Wichita Falls Animal Services Center is partnered with multiple animal nonprofits in the area, such as Emily’s Legacy Rescue, Humane Society of Wichita County, Miss Fannie’s Friends, P.E.T.S. Underdog Express and Texas Pit Crew for this initiative.

The goal of “It’s Hip to Snip!” is to reduce the pet population and bring down the number of animals brought into shelters and euthanized in the Wichita Falls area.

During 2023, 589 cats and 966 dogs were euthanized in Wichita Falls due to health and behavior issues, being feral and lack of space. Spring is high litter season, and shelters and rescues become severely overpopulated, stretching resources and meaning more pets are unable to be saved.

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The Animal Services Center and all participating organizations are offering resources and ways to find resources to spay and neuter your pets as part of the “It’s Hip to Snip!” campaign.

The campaign rolls out on Saturday, May 4, at the Cinco de Mayo Adoption Event happening at the Animal Services Center at 1207 Hatton Road from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Starting during the adoption event, you can pay $5 to adopt a dog and cat, and the reduced fees will last until Saturday, May 11. Local rescues and shelters will also be at the event.

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If you’re not interested in adoption, you can also find ways to sign up to volunteer or be a pet foster.

For more information, call the Animal Services Center at (940) 761-8894.

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