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3/18/2010 Vol. , Issue 2 Contact Us
PUBLIC SAFETY AND HEALTH

Pet Care-A-Van
The Pet Care-A-Van, a mobile surgical van providing free spay/neuter surgeries for pets, will continue to make its rounds in the community this month.The service is offered by the City of El Paso Department of Public Health’s Animal Services Division, which is committed to promoting and protecting the health, safety and welfare of pets in El Paso. By having your dog or cat sterilized, you can help reduce the number of animals euthanized each year in our community.  More than 18,000 dogs and cats are euthanized in El Paso’s shelter each year due to irresponsible pet ownership and consequent pet overpopulation.
 
Citizens interested in having their pets sterilized through the Pet Care-A-Van program must arrive at the Pet Care-A-Van location by 6:30 a.m.
 
We ask that those with proof of low income eligibility (Medicare, WIC cards, Texas Lone Star cards, proof of residence at HUD residential complexes, etc) bring such verification to the Pet Care-A-Van as we are funded through a grant intended to target low income Texas residents.
 
The number of surgeries that can be performed on the Pet Care-A-Van is limited and only the first 20-25 animals will be considered for surgery. The order of the surgeries will be determined on a “first come-first served” basis.
 
Sterilization surgery is major surgery. The owner (s) of the pet should expect to leave the animal at the Pet Care-A-Van for a few hours. If you plan to spay or neuter your pet through this program, please follow these pre-surgery guidelines:
  • Pets may drink water up until the time of surgery.
  • Adult animals should not have solid food after 6 p.m. of the night before their sterilization surgery.
  • Puppies and kittens (4 months - 1 year) should not have solid food after 11 p.m. of the night before the surgery.
  • Pets younger than 4 months or older than 6 years, and females in heat or males whose testicles have not descended, will not be spayed or neutered due to health risks.
For more information about the Pet Care-A-Van program, call (915) 842-1000.

March 2010 Pet Care-A-Van Schedule 
 
Date
Place Name
Address
March 16, 2010
Westway
Zinn/De Alba
March 17, 2010
Montana Vista
14618 Greg
March 18, 2010
Clint
200 N. San Elizario Rd
March 22, 2010
Shawver Park
8100 Independence
March 23, 2010
Marty Robins Park
11600 Vista Del Sol
March 24, 2010
Valley Pines
615 Lomaland
March 25, 2010
Horizon
13969 Veny Webb
March 29, 2010
211 Shelter
211 Shelter
March 30, 2010
Album Park
3110 Parkwood
March 31, 2010
Nations Tobin Park
8831 Railroad



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