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Free Fences For Four-Legged Friends

A program is helping residents who cannot afford to put up fences, ahead of a new city ordinance that will ban chaining-up dogs in Wichita Falls.

"We were like, 'What are we going to do?' because we live on social security," said Melissa McCarter, who had her yard fenced in for her three sweet pit bulls."There is no way that I could afford to put up a fence."

McCarter applied for the fence from the "Chains Off" program through P.E.T.S. Low Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic. In just weeks, she was approved and the fence was put up.

"I was amazed by how quickly it happened," said McCarter of the dozens of volunteers who gave their time to put the fence up in her yard.

Sheppard Air Force Base has provided the manpower with Airmen volunteering from the 366th Training Squadron, the 82nd Training Group, the 362nd Training Squadron and the Airmen Leadership School.

P.E.T.S. raised $11,000 for the "Chains Off" program through community donations and a dog walk fundraiser. The PetCo Foundation also donated an additional $10,000 for the fences.

Each fence costs about $500 to complete, so P.E.T.S. officials hope to help an estimated 40 Wichita Falls residents. However, they are accepting donations of supplies and money in order to help more people.

Donations can be dropped off at the P.E.T.S. Clinic at 500 Wichita St. in Wichita Falls, or officials will come pick them up.

The no chaining city ordinance is set to take effect on September 14th.


Christina Myers
cmyers@kauz.com

 

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