• Gary Heaston, board member & Chain-Off lead for P.E.T.S.,. Leslie Harrelson, founder & CEO of P.E.T.S., Maggie King, lead vet technician for P.E.T.S., Linda Casper, social media and Chain-Off lead for P.E.T.S. pose for a picture in the Humane Society of Young County. A new P.E.T.S. clinic will open Dec.1 at the shelter.

P.E.T.S. spay and neuter clinic coming to Graham

P.E.T.S. Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic from Wichita Falls announced a planned expansion into Young County on Tuesday.

P.E.T.S. was recently awarded a $50,000 grant from Watershed Animal Fund which it will use to fund the satellite site at the Young County Humane Society in Graham. The organization was formed in April 2007 to combat the overpopulation of unwanted pets in the Wichita Falls community.

In a press release, the organization said it chose Young County as its first satellite campus due to its good relationship with animal advocates in the area. The clinic will allow pet owners in Graham and the surrounding area to have access to affordable spay and neuter procedures as well as preventative care and other services normally provided by P.E.T.S. in Wichita Falls.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to replicate the success we have seen in Wichita Falls in Young County.” Said Leslie Harrelson, CEO of P.E.T.S, in a press release. “Accessible and affordable spays/neuters prevents unwanted litters and decreases pet overpopulation. This satellite clinic will change the landscape of animal welfare within Young County.”

The immediate goal will be to decrease pet overpopulation in the county and see intake decrease by at least 10 percent annually. The clinic is set to open Dec. 1 at the Humane Society of Young County.  Financial assistance will be available for surgery for qualifying pet owners. Walk-ins for preventative care will be welcome without an appointment on Wednesdays beginning Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. each week. All appointments will be managed by the Humane Society at 120 Craig St. and can be contacted at 940-549-1692.

For more on the P.E.T.S. expansion read Saturday's Sept. 29 edition of The Graham Leader.

The Graham Leader

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