Adopt your new best friend in November! $25 adoptions on adult dogs and adult cats at the SPCA of Texas’ Dallas Animal Care Center, Ellis County Animal Care Center, and Foster.
THE Myron K. Martin Clinic is open for spay and neuter surgeries for dogs and cats. Make an appointment today.
Save lives today with a gift that will go straight to work protecting and caring for animals throughout North Texas.
Volunteer and make every day special for the animals in our shelters. Give your time and heart based on your schedule and interests.
The SPCA of Texas September Volunteer of the Month Spencer Pike feels deeply for our animals.
In the two months he’s been volunteering, Spencer has made a real impact on the pets living and the employees working in our shelter.
“I enthusiastically nominate Spencer for Volunteer of the Month due to his outstanding contributions across multiple departments in our shelter!,” wrote one nominator. “His dedication to foster, community impact, adoptions, and animal care departments, where he consistently volunteers around four hours each time, showcases his exceptional commitment and passion.
“Spencer’s role in supporting the foster team, engaging with the community, facilitating successful adoptions, and ensuring the well-being of our shelter animals has made a significant and positive impact!,” the nominator added.
Spencer also has been essential to the success of SPCA of Texas’ Tuesday pet food pantries. He puts his quiet demeanor to work helping clients complete forms and distributing food to whomever needs it. “Spencer serves our clients with a smile and positive attitude. He is happy to help keep pets in their homes,” wrote another nominator.
Being able to really help animals is what drew Spencer to volunteer with the SPCA of Texas. “Every animal deserves a loving and caring home,” he said.
As he continues to work with the animals in the SPCA of Texas Russell E. Dealey Animal Rescue Center, Spencer realizes the impact he is making on them. “I have witnessed animals that are scared of people when they first come in, then over time they want to play and get attention from people as the animals realize that no one here wants to hurt them but rather wants to be their friend,” he smiled.
One of Spencer’s favorite pups is a sweet fella named Taz. “Taz is an absolute love!,” he said. “He is a little shy, but when you spend time with him, Taz warms up to you and loves getting petted. Taz might be old, but he is full of love and energy!”
Spencer loves volunteering for lots of reasons and has been an asset to several departments within the SPCA of Texas, but he works mostly in the foster area.
“Volunteering makes me feel good, especially when helping the foster team ensure they have everything ready for animals to have a temporary home,” Spencer said. “I think this can help allow more animals to get off the streets, into the shelter, and to a better home.”
“Spencer has been coming in weekly helping the foster department with various tasks,” wrote one nominator. “He has been invaluable to us on so many levels and with so many things. This helps us help more animals and our foster parents!”
Spencer’s favorite memory (to date!) from working with the SPCA of Texas is facilitating a successful adoption during his first sit-in adoption counseling session. “It was my first adoption meet-and-greet with a puppy named Lemon,” Spencer smiled.
It is clear that Spencer’s first priority is helping the animals that need the most attention and compassion. He encourages others to volunteer as well. “What I wish people knew about volunteering at the SPCA of Texas is that everyone here, including the volunteers, is dedicated to ensuring the well-being of animals and that they find their forever home,” Spencer said.
All the doggone news? Cute cat pictures? Ways you can get involved? You bet.
Share your email with us and we’ll fetch the latest for you.