About Us 2017-11-13T14:59:16+00:00

Hill Country SPCA—Our Past, Our Future

The Hill Country Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, (HCSPCA), is a no kill animal shelter serving the Texas Hill Country since 1997.

Because every single animal has value, the HCSPCA is dedicated to:

  • Preventing cruelty and neglect of domesticated animals in the Texas Hill Country
  • Reducing the number of homeless and unwanted cats and dogs
  • Eliminating euthanasia of unwanted animals
  • Fostering responsible pet ownership
  • Providing shelter and placement services for homeless and unwanted animals

Since its inception in 1997, HCSPCA has found loving homes for 4,801 dogs and cats, and provided spay and neuters vouchers for 4,726 companion animals. Each year, our numbers rise; our goal is to provide these lifesaving services to all animals in Gillespie County that need our help.

The FixFürLife program

HCSPCA’s newest program, FixFürLife, will build a better community through responsible pet ownership. This program will provide low-cost, high-quality spay/neuter/vaccination services for owned animals and donation-based services for community cats, better known as Trap, Neuter and Return, (TNR). FixFürLife is a collaborative program serving residents of Fredericksburg and Gillespie County.

FixFürLife’s goal is to make spay/neuter services affordable for everyone, so part of the program is to provide financial assistance to qualifying families. Another goal is to provide at least 1200 spay/neuter surgeries per year. As part of these goals, FixFürLife is planning two free spay days during 2018, where low-income families can sign up for free surgeries and very low-cost vaccinations.

FixFürLife is critical to stemming the growing tide of unwanted and discarded dogs and cats in our area. By reducing the animal population and caring for current animals, the program will lead to healthier pets and a healthier community for all.

Spay/Neuter/Vaccination: good for you, good for your pet, good for our community.

Be part of the solution

Gillespie County has a critical pet overpopulation problem. Each year, hundreds of dogs and cats, kitties and puppies die needlessly—through euthanasia, starvation, vehicular accidents and animal attack.

Want to be part of the solution? Become a FixFurLife volunteer! We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities, and all of them make a true difference to the animals and the residents in our community.

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