Kaufman County Animal Awareness Project has received another $15,000 grant to help spay/neuter large breed puppies that will mature to over 40 lbs and are between the ages of 4-12 months. Through November, this grant will pay for the complete cost of surgery for those that can not afford our already low-cost. If able, owners will be asked to contribute a small co-pay.

More than 50 percent of the litters delivered to shelters and killed are first time litters that new owners were not expecting. Stopping the production of large breed puppies and dogs can reduce the killing in shelters by 83 percent.

Residents from anywhere in the northeast Texas area can take advantage of the program thanks to KCAAP’s shuttle service. The KCAAP Critter Cruiser travels to Canton, Garland, Mesquite, Mineola, Corsicana and Waxahachie.

Because Texas law requires current rabies vaccination, if proof cannot be provided at the time of surgery, the animals must be vaccinated at a cost of $6. All animals that enter the clinic will be issued a flea pill for $2.

This grant can not be used for rescue groups, animals up for adoption or those that will be relocated to new homes. When scheduling, mention the grant.

KCAAP’s low cost spay and neuter regional clinic is located at the corner of Highway 175 and Farm-to-Market 148 in Crandall. For more information, to schedule surgery, arrange for shuttle service or to become a volunteer, call 972-472-3500.