Friends of Del Rio Animals

501(C)3  Non-profit Organization

Friends of Del Rio Animals

PO Box 422072

Del Rio, TX 78842

(830)734-0500

info@friendsofdra.org

Community Assistance

Community Assistance Programs

 

SPAY/NEUTER    FERAL CATS TNR    PAWS ON WHEELS (Pet Food Assistance)


LOW COST SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC

WHY SPAY OR NEUTER?:

ONE LITTER CAN'T HURT ANYTHING, RIGHT?

1+1=420,000

One female cat and her offspring can produce
420,000 cats in seven years.

1+1=67,000

One female dog and her offspring can produce
67,000 dogs in six years.

- The Humane Society of the United States Pet Overpopulation Facts (1999)

San Antonio euthanasizes between 80 and 120 animals A DAY

- Jeff Hale, director of Animal Care services for the city of San Antonio

BENEFITS OF SPAY/NEUTER

  • Spaying a female cat or dog before her first heat protects her from risks of uterine, ovarian, and mammary cancers and protects her from the stresses of pregnancies.

  • Spaying reduces her frantic interest in the outdoors and reduces the chances that she'll wander far.

  • Spaying reduces the chances she'll mark your home with urine when she's in heat.

  • Unaltered cats/dogs have urges that make them irritable and anxious. They yowl or whine frequently, fight with other pets, and/or destroy objects in the house.

  • Neutering a male cat or dog reduces his risk from numerous health problems, including tumors of the testicles and /or prostate cancer, and reduces his tendency to spray in the home or mark your home as his territory.

  • Neutering eliminates the powerful odor of adult male cat urine.

 

Spaying and neutering your pet is not only beneficial to their health, but to your peace of mind. Pet overpopulation is a horrible reality. Even indoor pets play a part in the population problem since sometime in its lifetime, your pet is likely to get outdoors and let "nature" rule and it has been proven that most or all of the cats or dogs in a litter or their offspring will be homeless and/or euthanised.

YOU can make a difference!

And for those who do not have the money to
spay or
neuter a pet, we have low-cost options!

TRAP, NEUTER, RLEASE (TNR) PROGRAM  

This program is for reducing the number of feral, unowned cats in Del Rio and surrounding Val Verde County. Click here for flyer.

email: info@friendsofdra.org  

BIANNUAL LOW COST SPAY / NEUTER CLINIC 

Happens twice a year, usually in February and September depending upon the availability of Dr. Scott and her team from Spring, Texas. Please do not call us until we actually announce it in the Del Rio News Herald. We cannot take advance reservations. This clinic is open to the public and is on a first-come-first-served basis.

Cost for Program

DOGS

  • Neuter - $60 - $80
  • Spay - $70 - $90 + $20 pain meds*

Cost at a regular veterinary clinic - $120 - $180

CATS

  • Neuter - $60
  • Spay - $70 + $15 pain meds*

Cost at a regular veterinary clinic - $120 - $140

*Pain meds for female spays are mandatory.

PAWS ON WHEELS (NEW) 
(Under construction)







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