Drive around almost any community in southern Dallas and chances are high that you’ll see at least one stray dog or cat walking along the streets, or a lactating female dog searching for food for her pups, or even an unaltered male dog tied up to keep him from running away. Big Fix for Big D is a new initiative that will provide extremely low-cost sterilization surgeries for many South Dallas residents and will help to reduce the number of homeless and unwanted dogs and cats in those communities, and ultimately reduce the number of euthanized animals in Dallas.
Sponsored by the City of Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center (DAS), Kaufman County Animal Awareness Project (KCAAP), Metroplex Animal Coalition (MAC), and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Texas (SPCA of Texas), the Big Fix for Big D program will offer spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations, and registrations for only $20 per animal for residents in the following zip codes: 75203, 75207, 75208, 75210, 75211, 75215, 75216, 75217, 75223, 75224, 75227, 75232, 75233, 75236, 75237, 75241, 75249, 75253. Residents must show proof of address when scheduling appointments for their pets.
Over 4 million pets are euthanized each year due to animal overpopulation and shelter overcrowding. Spaying or neutering your pet will not only reduce the number of unwanted pets that are surrendered to city shelters every day, but will help reduce the number of animals that are killed by cars, other animals, and animal abusers; reduce your pet’s desire to roam and escape from his yard, thereby eliminating any reason to unlawfully tether (“tie up”) your dog; and reduce aggression, among other benefits.
To make an appointment for spay/neuter services, residents may contact one of these agencies:
Kaufman County Animal Awareness Project (KCAAP)
Metroplex Animal Coalition (MAC)
SPCA of Texas