If any dogs test positive for Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) at the shelter, we are immediately isolating them at our medical teams counsel and attempting to get them into a foster home. Since distemper positive dogs can shed the virus to other dogs for up to 3 months, they need to be isolated for that entire period or they pose a risk to other dogs at the shelter.
The Myron K. Martin Clinic is open for spay and neuter surgeries for dogs and cats. Make an appointment today.
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Founded in 1938, SPCA of Texas is the most comprehensive and longest-serving animal welfare agency in North Texas. Our mission is to provide every animal exceptional care and a loving home.
We are local and supported by North Texans. All money donated to the SPCA of Texas stays in North Texas to help our local community.
We are an independent nonprofit and do not receive general operating funds from the City of Dallas, State of Texas, federal government or any national humane organization.
We never euthanize animals for time or space, only as an end-of-the road option to prevent long-term hardship and suffering. We have a 95% live release rate.
Our Animal Cruelty Investigations Unit serves the North Texas community by investigating thousands of reports of animal cruelty each year, including abuse, neglect, hoarding, commercial breeding, animal fighting and more. We work hand-in-hand with local law enforcement and animal control agencies, assisting with the rescue and care of animals that suffer from cruelty or neglect.
We provide rescued and stray animals the life-saving care and rehabilitation services they need, plus affordable, high-quality care for pets. We bring wellness and spay/neuter services to the communities where they are needed most, with free services through our Southern Dallas Initiative , two mobile wellness vehicles and two full-service clinics.
Each year, thousands of pets find their fur-ever homes through foster and adoption programs, at SPCA of Texas potential adopters can meet pets at shelters in Dallas and Ellis counties, at mobile adoption events and at select PetSmart locations.
SPCA of Texas is a resource for the community, providing assistance to families and removing barriers to keeping pets safe and sheltered. The best place for pets is with their human companions, and we do our best to keep them together, stepping in when there are financial hardships and barriers to care.