Founded in September 2003, APET SPCA is a duly certified 501© (3) non-profit Texas corporation that has relied on private funding to operate the 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 2015, we lost our grant due to DJT Foundation re-organizing their focus on other animal projects. We, at APET SPCA, believe that 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 will continue to search for grants, give presentations to various groups, hold fundraising events with the goal of re-establishing the reduced cost spay and neuter program, which is currently on hold.
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 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.
APET SPCA’s mission is to reduce populations of unwanted dogs and cats, and to diligently work toward the goal of reducing animal cruelty, including neglect and abandonment. APET SPCA provides an animal center for strays and reduces population by spaying and neutering all animals prior to adoptions. Also, we recognize the importance of public outreach programs and education to foster a public sentiment of responsible pet ownership. APET SPCA also seeks to expand its SPCA-type shelter in our area to provide refuge and adoption options for a multitude of homeless dogs and cats.
- Increase number of animals saved and rehomed in Wood County.
- Gain a partnership to promote and offer low-cost spay and neuter to the community.
- Conduct educational programs/projects and speak to various area organizations.
- Obtain grants, raise funds, and increase donations to continue our work of keeping animals in a safe and healthy environment.
Our mission will be ongoing as we strive to broaden our area of impact.
Please volunteer, donate, and/or get involved. Join us in our mission to succeed!