Spca of Texas

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Dallas, TX

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I live outside Knoxville,TN and I had taken in a dog that had been adopted from one of your places. I've adopted from shelters here in my area and they always fix the animal before adopted out. This little dog is not spayed for she is now in heat. I don't know where in Texas she had gotten the dog but she got her when she went for a visit to her family and she lived in Tennessee. She has since moved back home. I knew her for she was the babysitter for the gran kids at the time. But I was just wondering why are your rules for fixing are different than they are here. I'm sure I can find out what area her family lives in if you want me.

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I live outside Knoxville,TN and I had taken in a dog that had been adopted from one of your places. I've adopted from shelters here in my area and they always fix the animal before adopted out. This little dog is not spayed for she is now in heat. I don't know where in Texas she had gotten the dog but she got her when she went for a visit to her family and she lived in Tennessee. She has since moved back home. I knew her for she was the babysitter for the gran kids at the time. But I was just wondering why are your rules for fixing are different than they are here. I'm sure I can find out what area her family lives in if you want me.

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We believe in supporting shelters. I took my daughter to the SPCA shelter on Industrial to adopt a cat because I thought those animals were most in need. I'm sorry to say the living conditions for the cats were awful and the animals did not appear to receive attention. There were several rooms filled with cats. In room 1, cats were wheezing and coughing and there were pools of vomit around the floor. The cats seemed sad and stressed out. Room two held baby kittens - it was unclean, but the least offensive. The last room was so sad. It was filthy. The stench was so horrible that we couldn't stay in there. We were gagging. I almost threw up just from walking in, turning around and walking out. Other potential adopters were doing the same -- stepping one foot in, physically reacting, then running out. Clearly, none of those cats were going to find a home that day.

We chose our cat from the first room. We were not asked to fill out an application. We took the cat to the cash register, they got only our address and phone number, we paid, and that was it.

She was sweet and really a great cat. However within hours home that Saturday we knew something was up because we found blood in her litter box. Not just traces, but a lot. She also had completely water stools and her rear was swollen indicating that this had probably been going on a while. On Monday morning my vet was most concerned by a "really severe" heart murmur. She said she had never heard a murmur like that on a young cat and with a murmur like that things did not look good for an 8 month old cat. The SPCA did not provide any medical information like vaccines, bloodwork, etc, so we had to have them fax that to our vet. Our cat also had huge ulcers on her tongue, indicating a virus. We decided to try and treat the diarrhea/virus and pray that the heart murmur wasn't as bad as she thought. But by Wednesday, she was worse. The vet did an xray on Weds evening which showed a congenital heart defect. Her heart was not only twice the size it should be, but it was perfectly round versus heart shaped. Here lungs were also beginning to fill with fluid. There is no way this cat did not have the heart murmur just two weeks earlier when she went through SPCA intake. We euthanized her that evening.

I did not want to put my daughter through that experience again. So the following Saturday we went to Operation Kindness. Here's the point of this review. Operation Kindess charged a lower adoption fee than the SPCA. But the difference in the two organizations was like visiting the seediest, pay by the hour motel on one Saturday and then the Ritz Carlton the next Saturday. And I do not mean the neighborhoods or the building aesthetics. There wasn't an unpleasant smell in the place at Operation Kindness. Everything was perfectly clean. The animals were all happy and relaxed. And shelter workers demonstrated that they cared about the animals by talking to us about what we were looking for in a pet and making suggestions. We also filled out an application which they reviewed to be sure that we were appropriate for the cat. How is it that Operation Kindness can do so much better for the animals than the SPCA when they are both no kill shelters and both operate solely on funds from the public? I'm almost certain that SPCA can receive money from a broader range of funding sources. This doesn't make sense to me and I am taking the time to write this in the interest of the animals' well being.

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We believe in supporting shelters. I took my daughter to the SPCA shelter on Industrial to adopt a cat because I thought those animals were most in need. I'm sorry to say the living conditions for the cats were awful and the animals did not appear to receive attention. There were several rooms filled with cats. In room 1, cats were wheezing and coughing and there were pools of vomit around the floor. The cats seemed sad and stressed out. Room two held baby kittens - it was unclean, but the least offensive. The last room was so sad. It was filthy. The stench was so horrible that we couldn't stay in there. We were gagging. I almost threw up just from walking in, turning around and walking out. Other potential adopters were doing the same -- stepping one foot in, physically reacting, then running out. Clearly, none of those cats were going to find a home that day.

We chose our cat from the first room. We were not asked to fill out an application. We took the cat to the cash register, they got only our address and phone number, we paid, and that was it.

She was sweet and really a great cat. However within hours home that Saturday we knew something was up because we found blood in her litter box. Not just traces, but a lot. She also had completely water stools and her rear was swollen indicating that this had probably been going on a while. On Monday morning my vet was most concerned by a "really severe" heart murmur. She said she had never heard a murmur like that on a young cat and with a murmur like that things did not look good for an 8 month old cat. The SPCA did not provide any medical information like vaccines, bloodwork, etc, so we had to have them fax that to our vet. Our cat also had huge ulcers on her tongue, indicating a virus. We decided to try and treat the diarrhea/virus and pray that the heart murmur wasn't as bad as she thought. But by Wednesday, she was worse. The vet did an xray on Weds evening which showed a congenital heart defect. Her heart was not only twice the size it should be, but it was perfectly round versus heart shaped. Here lungs were also beginning to fill with fluid. There is no way this cat did not have the heart murmur just two weeks earlier when she went through SPCA intake. We euthanized her that evening.

I did not want to put my daughter through that experience again. So the following Saturday we went to Operation Kindness. Here's the point of this review. Operation Kindess charged a lower adoption fee than the SPCA. But the difference in the two organizations was like visiting the seediest, pay by the hour motel on one Saturday and then the Ritz Carlton the next Saturday. And I do not mean the neighborhoods or the building aesthetics. There wasn't an unpleasant smell in the place at Operation Kindness. Everything was perfectly clean. The animals were all happy and relaxed. And shelter workers demonstrated that they cared about the animals by talking to us about what we were looking for in a pet and making suggestions. We also filled out an application which they reviewed to be sure that we were appropriate for the cat. How is it that Operation Kindness can do so much better for the animals than the SPCA when they are both no kill shelters and both operate solely on funds from the public? I'm almost certain that SPCA can receive money from a broader range of funding sources. This doesn't make sense to me and I am taking the time to write this in the interest of the animals' well being.

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i had taken my little black puppy there because i could no longer keep her in my small apartment. i was also planning to leave town and could not carry her on the bus. i really missed her after i gave her up, but i know the staff there are taking wonderful care of her, and whoever adopts her will get a true friend for life. she is only 3 and one half months old and whoever adopts her will have to get used to the fact that she has been a little spoiled by me. she likes people and is extremely devoted pet. although i will miss her, i take comfort in the fact that i know the staff will make sure she goes to the best person for her. they have impressed me for years as very dedicated to their work. and i know they really love animals.

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i had taken my little black puppy there because i could no longer keep her in my small apartment. i was also planning to leave town and could not carry her on the bus. i really missed her after i gave her up, but i know the staff there are taking wonderful care of her, and whoever adopts her will get a true friend for life. she is only 3 and one half months old and whoever adopts her will have to get used to the fact that she has been a little spoiled by me. she likes people and is extremely devoted pet. although i will miss her, i take comfort in the fact that i know the staff will make sure she goes to the best person for her. they have impressed me for years as very dedicated to their work. and i know they really love animals.

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Hello my name is Terry. My family just got three black lab puppies for Chrismas. Well I fell in Love with them and we named them Daise, Dixie , and Pickel. Well they are wonderful puppies. But there is bad news. Yesturday I found out that my dog Dixie and my wifes dog Daise has parvo. I nor my wife have the money to get the right meds to make them better. I realy hate to ask for money like this but I just cant put them to sleep. I am a very BIG dog lover.
I need some help with getting them better but dont have the money to make them better. can anyone help. If there is anyone out there that can help me and my family please email me or call eckerjames@yahoo.com / 469 384 3369
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Hello my name is Terry. My family just got three black lab puppies for Chrismas. Well I fell in Love with them and we named them Daise, Dixie , and Pickel. Well they are wonderful puppies. But there is bad news. Yesturday I found out that my dog Dixie and my wifes dog Daise has parvo. I nor my wife have the money to get the right meds to make them better. I realy hate to ask for money like this but I just cant put them to sleep. I am a very BIG dog lover.
I need some help with getting them better but dont have the money to make them better. can anyone help. If there is anyone out there that can help me and my family please email me or call eckerjames@yahoo.com / 469 384 3369
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the spca was very informative and knowledgable.it was very helpfull in helping me find the exact pet for me. thank you spca and i hope anybody that goes through you that they have just has an enjoyable experiance as i did.

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the spca was very informative and knowledgable.it was very helpfull in helping me find the exact pet for me. thank you spca and i hope anybody that goes through you that they have just has an enjoyable experiance as i did.

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The SPCA in Dallas provides care and adoptions for pets. I've adopted a couple of dogs from there in the past. It took awhile for them to get used to a new environment, but they were very sweet. The experience I've had with the SPCA has been great. The staff is helpful and knowledgeable. They also offer to have the pets fixed and get up to date on shots.

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The SPCA in Dallas provides care and adoptions for pets. I've adopted a couple of dogs from there in the past. It took awhile for them to get used to a new environment, but they were very sweet. The experience I've had with the SPCA has been great. The staff is helpful and knowledgeable. They also offer to have the pets fixed and get up to date on shots.

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What couldn't be great about an organization that helps animals. Every year over 5K animals are put to death in Dallas alone because of the pet over population. The SPCA of Texas does all it can to help in this area. Please don't breed or buy, adopt. The SPCA also holds annual events to raise money. For example, this year they are doing a 5K run on November the 5th.

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What couldn't be great about an organization that helps animals. Every year over 5K animals are put to death in Dallas alone because of the pet over population. The SPCA of Texas does all it can to help in this area. Please don't breed or buy, adopt. The SPCA also holds annual events to raise money. For example, this year they are doing a 5K run on November the 5th.

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Walk into this small and somewhat hidden haven for domestic animals and immediately you are made to feel at home. The staff here is friendly, knowledgeable and have nothing but their animals welfare at heart. If you're here for to adopt a new friend, you are allowed to walk through a maze of aisles where big, friendly eyes and wagging tails await. Come into the SPCA for a pet that will change your life.

PROS: Clean, friendly atmosphere.
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Walk into this small and somewhat hidden haven for domestic animals and immediately you are made to feel at home. The staff here is friendly, knowledgeable and have nothing but their animals welfare at heart. If you're here for to adopt a new friend, you are allowed to walk through a maze of aisles where big, friendly eyes and wagging tails await. Come into the SPCA for a pet that will change your life.

PROS: Clean, friendly atmosphere.
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They do an excellent job taking care of the animals and they helped get my dogs nutured. They have an excellent volunteer program and are very caring with animals.

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They do an excellent job taking care of the animals and they helped get my dogs nutured. They have an excellent volunteer program and are very caring with animals.

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We had taken our oldest cat here to get spayed. I was worried at first, because of the high volume of surgeries they do here, but the service I received put my worries at ease. Our kitty is perfectly healthy, and they are nothing short of professional!

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We had taken our oldest cat here to get spayed. I was worried at first, because of the high volume of surgeries they do here, but the service I received put my worries at ease. Our kitty is perfectly healthy, and they are nothing short of professional!

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The SPCA of Texas has one of the most comprehensive programs of any animal rescue in the country. Not only do they have an "open door" policy but they have a very active adoption program, not only at their three shelters but every weekend it will run "off-sites" at local malls, festivals, etc. It has programs to help the homeless keep their animals, programs to give companionship to the elderly, programs that help juvenile delinqents learn compassion and gentleness with interaction with dogs; low-cost clinics; education programs and last but not least rescue.

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The SPCA of Texas has one of the most comprehensive programs of any animal rescue in the country. Not only do they have an "open door" policy but they have a very active adoption program, not only at their three shelters but every weekend it will run "off-sites" at local malls, festivals, etc. It has programs to help the homeless keep their animals, programs to give companionship to the elderly, programs that help juvenile delinqents learn compassion and gentleness with interaction with dogs; low-cost clinics; education programs and last but not least rescue.

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