Brandon couldn’t afford to get his one-year-old cat, Miss Meow Meow, spayed and didn’t want her to have more kittens. He didn’t know what to do, so he called to surrender her to Dallas Animal Services. Brandon wasn’t aware there is help available for pet owners in his situation.

Our Pet Support and Resource Center (PSRC) works with DAS and provides a safety net for families who want to keep their pets but may need a little help to do so. This diversion program helps reduce intake into the shelter and keep pets at home. We were able to offer Brandon a voucher to get Miss Meow Meow spayed and vaccinated. Brandon is grateful for the help and is happy she can stay with her family. Brandon said, “She is recovering well. Everything went smoothly at the clinic. The staff was friendly and helpful, and I am glad I get to keep Miss Meow Meow now with no worry about kittens.”

So many people think the most responsible thing they can do is surrender their pet to the city shelter when they are having challenges, but, thankfully, there are lots of resources available to keep pets with their families who love them.

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