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.
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The SPCA of Texas is pleased to announce that their adoption floor at the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center is reopening to the public for walk-in visitors beginning Friday, August 13. Hours of operation will be seven days a week from noon to 6 p.m. This opening follows a successful soft open the last two weekends.
The organization will also continue offering adoptions by appointment, as they have since May, 2020, available online at www.spca.org/adopt. Equine and livestock adoptions will continue by appointment. To learn more about adopting an equine or livestock animal, visit www.spca.org/equine.
The SPCA of Texas looks forward to welcoming back people to visit their adoptable animals in person, and they require all visitors and staff to wear masks at all times in their facilities.
In addition to opening their adoption floor, many other programs and services continue to be offered.
The SPCA of Texas’ Mary Spencer Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic continues to take dog spay/neuter and basic veterinary services (e.g. vaccines, microchips, annual checkups, etc.) appointments on a limited basis for select zip codes Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment, call 214-742-7722 Mondays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or fill out our online appointment request form at www.spca.org/spayneuterappt.
The SPCA of Texas continues to offer Pet Resource Center assistance to families that have been affected by illness and/or business closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit www.spca.org/prc for more information on how they may be able to provide food, medical, housing or other assistance for your pet.
The SPCA of Texas’ Customer Care Center is answering phone calls Mondays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Volunteer shifts are available for existing volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to a list to be contacted once the program resumes.
The SPCA of Texas’ Animal Cruelty Investigations team will continue to respond to cases of suspected animal cruelty.
The organization will take in alumni surrenders in the case of an emergency.
Additionally, the SPCA of Texas looks forward to Fur Ball 2021, one of their signature fundraising events, that will be held on Saturday, October 2 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas as well as virtually. For more information, and to buy tickets and tables, visit www.furballdallas.com.
Since March of 2020, the SPCA of Texas has been revisiting the policies and procedures that were put in place to protect staff, volunteers and visitors from risk of COVID-19 transmission in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. As they prepare to reopen the adoption floor to the public, safety remains a top priority.
As the SPCA of Texas trains new staff and prepare to open their doors once again, the organization wants to share their gratitude for your patience and understanding over the last many months. Making a gift today at www.spca.org/gift will allow the SPCA of Texas to continue in their important work to provide every animal exceptional care and a loving home. The SPCA of Texas is truly grateful for the community’s generosity and support during this time, as it has helped provide critical services to the community’s most vulnerable animals and their people.
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