Houston pets are eligible for free spay/neuter, immunizations, and microchips.
Houston City– New Year's resolutions might easily include saving money and keeping your dogs healthy. Pet bills can be expensive, but Houston residents can now access free pet healthcare. Here's what's on the table.
BARC, the City of Houston's Animal Shelter, and Houston PetSet have teamed together to create a new initiative that allows you to do both. Residents of Houston can now receive free medical care for their dogs. The following is a list of what is available.
Olivia Smith learned about the initiative and went straight to the website to sign up. One of the earliest appointments was given to her. Smith replied, I received the email last night. It's as though I've hit the jackpot. I couldn't contain my joy. The money comes from the city of Houston's $300,000 in tax money. Through June, that equates to $50,000 every month, which will benefit about 1,200 animals. The co-president of Houston PetSet is Tama Lundquist.
Hundreds of thousands of stray animals roam our streets, according to Lundquist. Veterinarian deserts exist. For many people, it is pricey, and they are unable to visit their veterinarian during the week.Ray Herrera, who was passing by, stopped by the mobile clinic and joined up. He was the owner of a stray dog who had come up to his front door. She hadn't been spayed since she was too young.
He indicated it would cost about $330 dollars, according to the doctor. It seems reasonable to me; after all, why not save a few hundred dollars? The free services will be provided until June 2022, or until the funds are depleted.
To find if you're eligible, go here and register. You merely need to present proof of city residency. Houston PetSet, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is also seeking donations and vets. Here's where you can get more details