Paws Patrol

The Animal Services Center is teaming up with other animal agencies to educate pet owners to be more responsible.

The goal of the Paws Patrol Program is to do outreach in the community and to be proactive.

Animal Services Center officials said a collaborative effort with P.E.T.S Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic, The Humane Society and obedience clubs are all teaming up and trying to reach every pet owner.

Pet experts will be going door to door and passing out educational materials. They will also go into schools and reach out to the youth.

The goal of the Paws Patrol Program is to keep animals healthy, in homes and to help eliminate the problem of over population.

Katrena Mitchell, Animal Services Administrator, commented, "We are just looking to educate on a lot of different angles." Mitchell added, "We'll cover what the city ordinances are, pet licensing, state laws that require every animal to have a rabies vaccination. We'll also cover where people can turn to if their pets are having behavioral problems."

Animal Services Center got funding from the City of Wichita Falls to help with their efforts.

Pet experts encourage all pet owners to spay or neuter  their animals. Animal Services Center said they are at full capacity right now, along with the Humane Society.

If you would like more information on Paws Patrol you can contact the Animal Services Center at 761-8894, or click here to follow them on facebook.

P.E.T.S Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic said normal fees for dogs range from $45 to $55. For cats it's $25 to $35. If that is to much, the clinic said they never turn people away and will work with you.

Natalie Garcia,   Newschannel 6