Founded in September 2003, APET SPCA is a duly certified 501© (3) non-profit Texas corporation that has relied on private funding for operating its animal care center. APET SPCA is located in Mineola, Texas, which is in the southern part of Wood County.
Wood County has one of the highest rates of abandoned dogs and cats in Texas. Currently, there is a need to shelter these animals until they can be rehabilitated and placed into loving homes through adoption, or be transferred to a partner rescue shelter.
In order to decrease the over-population, APET SPCA offers an active low-cost spay/neuter program to the public. Through neutering not only the abandoned animals, but also privately owned animals, the number of unwanted/abandoned animals in the area is greatly impacted. To meet the demand and reduce cost, APET SPCA applies for government grants, gives presentations to various groups, holds fundraising events and membership drives, and solicits and accepts individual donations.
Once APET SPCA was established, presentations were given to local government officials in Wood County to bring awareness to this East Texas problem and to ask for assistance. Local government funds from Wood County commissioners, and the cities of Hawkins, Mineola, Winnsboro and Yantis, TX were obtained to support APET SPCA’s low-cost animal health programs and animal shelter. All other APET SPCA donations come from national foundations, grants, local organizations, citizens and animal lovers.