Kerrville Pets Alive! mission is to save adoptable cats and dogs impounded at Kerr County Animal Services from euthanasia.
That every shelter animal in Kerr County gets a true chance at the life they deserve.
From the President…
2022 has been a fantastic year, thanks to our donors, supporters, and volunteers as we support our mission of saving Kerr County Pets from Euthanasia.
Some key things came to mind when I sat down to list our many successes:
1. COMMUNITY CATS: KPA! has now accessed the feral cats impounded at Kerr County Animal Services. We can evaluate, socialize, spay and neuter, fund vaccines and get them adopted or into rescues. Before our involvement, these cats were never posted for public view and were euthanized within 72 business hours. We believe their lives count, and our efforts have saved hundreds of cats annually.
2. REDUCTION OF EUTHANASIA RATE: When our efforts began around 2017, 1002 cats and dogs were euthanized at Kerr County Animal Services and taken to our city landfill. We are proud to announce that as the result of our work and partnership with KCAS, rescue partners, and area veterinary clinics, only 65 cats and dogs were euthanized in 2022. (as of November).
3. FOOD DONATIONS: KPA! provides thousands of pounds of donated pet food annually to pet owners in need. KPA! is hosting a Fill Their Bowls food drive for the second year. This year we doubled our intake and collected 3.500 lbs of food in 12 hours. The food will be distributed at the Doyle Community Center in Kerrville and to other pet owners in need.
4. FUR BALL: KPA! hosted our first annual Fur Ball gala. The sponsor’s overwhelming responses showed the need for a large-scale animal welfare fundraiser. The Fur Ball was sold out months before the October 1st date.
5. FREE MICROCHIP AND VACCINE CLINICS: In partnership with our friends at the Hill Country SPCA and area sponsors, KPA! was able to host 2 FREE vaccination and microchip clinics in 2022. The first clinic served just over 100 pets, and our November 12th clinic served 202 pets. Pets received core vaccines, a microchip, nail trim, ear cleaning, and nail trim at no cost to the owner.
6. CITY SPAY & NEUTER PROGRAM: KPA! teamed up this year with the City of Kerrville for our first “Chip and Snip” spay and neuter event. Over 50 cats and dogs were sterilized because of this partnership, and the City has offered KPA! the same funds for 2023.
7. PASSING OF PROPOSITION C: We are all still pinching ourselves that Proposition C in the County Bond Election passed. We thank the Kerr County community for seeing the need for a new animal control shelter. KPA! is also actively involved in the new shelter design process.
Our board of directors is revisiting our mission and will gear our programs, efforts, and funding to continue to save lives and support the Kerr County pet community.
We still have a lot of work ahead of us as our county is growing, yielding more cats and dogs. It takes money to make a difference, and we ask for your support. Any amount is helpful. From a $7.50 microchip, $10 flea meds, a $250 dog spay, or an extensive and expensive surgery, your donation counts and saves lives.
Make a tax-deductible donation to help us continue our life-saving efforts in Kerr County online here:
Thank you, bless you, and in the name of the animals, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
President – Kerrville Pets Alive!
Kerr County Rehoming Assistance
Time is running out for many Kerr County shelter animals. Please consider donating
WHAT ITEMS DOES KPA NEED?
We need unopened smaller bags of non prescription dry cat food and canned dog and cat food. (Usually more cat food that is used to feed colony cats) And, clumping cat litter. Donations of clean blankets and towels and new cat and dog toys as well as cat and dog treats are welcome. We accept gift cards too.
Or you can order from our Amazon Wish List by clicking here
HOW CAN I MAKE A MONETARY DONATION
You may make a tax deductible donation via here on our website kerrvillepetsalive.org , our Facebook page, mail at : KPA! 317 Sidney Baker S., Ste. 400, PMB 345, Kerrville, 78028
You may also stop in our office at 414 Clay street in Kerrville Texas.