Dallas Animal Services to aid unsheltered pet community
Dallas Animal Services (DAS) and the Office of Homeless Solutions (OHS) are joining forces with local partners to host their first free clinic for the pets of individuals experiencing homelessness on Saturday, Feb. 16 at The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center.
DAS will have staff on site to administer free pet vaccinations and microchips and to distribute free pet supplies, including bowls, beds, collars and leashes donated by Petmate. Spay Neuter Network will be present to sign individuals up for free spay/neuter services and provide free bags of pet food.
“We realize that our unsheltered residents care deeply for their pets and often provide them with food before eating themselves,” said Ann Barnes, Manager III of Field Services at DAS. “That’s why we want to do everything we can to provide them with the help and resources they need to keep their pets healthy, safe and in compliance with the law so that they can stay together.”
Dallas’ unsheltered residents can bring their pets to The Bridge, 1818 Corsicana Street, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to take advantage of these free services, designed to ensure their pets stay healthy and safe.
DAS will be educating pet owners and providing them resources rather than issuing citations.