HCAL Santa Paws Helping Pet Owners

Santa Paws in Action: How You Can Help Pet Owners in Need

Imagine dreaming of being a pet owner, but never being able to realize that dream simply because you can’t afford to give it basic veterinary care. The tough reality is that many people throughout South-Central Texas would make fantastic “parents” to area dogs and cats in need of a forever home – if only they could manage to pay for such essentials as vaccinations and spay or neuter surgery. That’s why we’re so dedicated to our mission and to our Santa Paws Fundraiser, which runs through the end of the year.


Here’s a true story that illustrates just how important and helpful your donation can be.

Two young sisters fresh out of high school began working at a local Hill Country restaurant located in an area where feral cats run rampant. Because they were long-time animal lovers who often volunteered at their local animal rescue, when they came across a mom and her four kittens, they knew they had to do something to help. While the girls wanted to just take the kittens and give them a home, they knew they couldn’t leave the mother cat behind to have more babies.  That meant spay/neuter surgeries – and the girls knew they couldn’t pay full price for such surgeries on their part-time restaurant wages.  What were the sisters to do?


At Hill Country Animal League, we know stories like theirs all too well.  That’s why we’re excited about our fundraising programs. With help from our donors, we were able to help these young ladies and the litter of kittens they found by providing spay/neuter surgeries, as well as some equally-important vaccinations, all at our special low-income discounted rates. Now these two sisters are happy pet owners of three of the baby kittens, while the other found its way to another loving home.


Every dollar we raise throughout the year makes a difference. Help us meet our end-of-year fundraising goal of $15,000 before December 31st, 2023.  We understand that’s a big goal and we appreciate every penny that we’re able to raise, but we can’t do it without your support. Consider making a tax-deductible donation today, and help give a low-income family access to affordable vaccinations, spay/neuter surgeries, and other veterinary wellness services. Visit hcaltx.org/give to learn more about Santa Paws, our end-of-year fundraising effort.


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