With a New Animal Control comes a new Philosophy!
Julie Parsons joined our team in March of 2017, and with her she brings 14+ years of Animal Control experience. Since then the animal control has only euthanized 2 sick cats and we plan to keep it that way. We are finding new homes for the animals with the help of several adoption agencies around the State.
We have also added a Trap- Neuter-Release (TNR) program to control the population of feral cats within the City limits of Ballinger. When we catch a feral cat, it is transported to the Runnels County Vet Clinic where they are spayed/ neutered and given rabies shots. After 2 days the cat is released back where it was picked up. A TNR feral cat will have a notch in one of its ears. Why you ask, that is because feral cats help with controlling other small rodents in the City. They help control snakes, rats, mice and other small rodents wandering around the alleys.
The Ballinger Animal Shelter is always looking for donations. From supporting the TNR program to fostering an animal until a Adoption family is found. Or if you just want to donate food or bedding, give us a call.