Dallas, TX (PRWEB) December 23, 2013
Earlier this month, Park Cities Pet Sitter President, Joette White, presented $1455.78 worth of money, gift cards and supplies to Maura Davies and Julie Siegel of the SPCA of Texas, who accepted the donation on behalf of Big Fix for Big D. The Big Fix for Big D initiative is a multi-year effort of four community partners to spay or neuter tens of thousands of pets in Dallas to significantly diminish the numbers of unwanted litters, with the ultimate goal of reducing euthanasia at Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center. Through the Big Fix for Big D initiative, the City of Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center (DAS), Spay Neuter Network (formerly Kaufman County Animal Awareness Project, KCAAP), Metroplex Animal Coalition (MAC) and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Texas (SPCA of Texas), will offer free spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations and registrations in selected zip codes in the Dallas area.
The donation was presented at the SPCA of Texas Spay/Neuter & Wellness Clinic at Village Fair at 4830 Village Fair Drive in Dallas. This is one of the locations where the free spay and neuter surgeries Big Fix for Big D funds occur. Ms. White was fortunate enough to get a guided tour of the facility, and saw first-hand the work that her company’s donations would help fund.
“It was heart-warming to see the numerous pets that were there getting spayed or neutered that day," said Ms. White. "One thing that many animal lovers don’t realize is that there are thousands of wonderful pet parents who love their pets dearly and want to provide the best care for them, but it is difficult economically for them to do so. Many simply can’t afford regular vaccinations and spay/neuter surgeries, but know how important providing these things is for their animals. With Big Fix for Big D, these pet parents now have a way to acquire these services at no cost to them.”
Ms. White said that participating for the first time in the NAPPS Presents for Pets initiative has inspired her to be even more involved in Dallas pet community events in 2014. “There are so many wonderful charities in Dallas like Big Fix for Big D that need more recognition throughout the community and continued donations to do their work. The old adage that ‘helping others is good for the soul’ really does apply here. To see first-hand how our efforts can make a difference in reducing unwanted litters is as much a gift for us to witness as it is to the pet and the pet owner. We hope Park Cities Pet Sitter can do even more to help the Dallas pet community in the coming year.”
About Park Cities Pet Sitter: Park Cities Pet Sitter, Inc. has served the Dallas area 7 days a week, 365 days a year since 1992. Pet sitting, daily dog walks, pet taxis, overnight sitting, pet supply shopping, litter box cleaning and dog training are all part of the services PCPSI offers. Park Cities Pet Sitter is bonded and insured, and all sitters are employees--not independent contractors. A manager is on-call 24 hours a day to handle any emergencies. Additional information about Park Cities Pet Sitter can be found on their website at http://www.pcpsi.com.
About Big Fix for Big D: The Big Fix for Big D initiative is a multi-year effort of four community partners to spay or neuter tens of thousands of pets in Dallas to significantly diminish numbers of unwanted litters, with the ultimate goal of reducing euthanasia at Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center. Through the Big Fix for Big D initiative, the City of Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center (DAS), Spay Neuter Network (formerly Kaufman County Animal Awareness Project, KCAAP), Metroplex Animal Coalition (MAC) and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Texas (SPCA of Texas), will offer free spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations and registrations. The Big Fix for Big D initiative is funded by The Companion Animal Funders Coalition; which includes The Dallas Foundation, The Meadows Foundation, PetSmart Charities®, The Rees-Jones Foundation, The Summerlee Foundation and The George and Fay Young Foundation. In-kind support is also being provided by The Marketing Arm and the City of Dallas. For more information, visit http://www.BigFixforBigD.com.
About NAPPS: NAPPS is the only national non-profit trade association dedicated to serving the needs of professional pet sitters. The Association aims to help the pet owning public, those interested in pet sitting, and professionals engaged in the in-home pet care industry by fulfilling its vision statement, serving as “the most respected authority in professional pet sitting.” It does so by providing the tools and support to foster the success of its members. Additionally, pet parents can benefit from NAPPS’ free resources including a disaster preparedness guide, tips on how to select a pet sitter, and a nationwide referral service,. To find a pet sitter, check out NAPPS’ nationwide “Pet Sitter Locator” at http://www.petsitters.org. For more information on NAPPS, please follow @TheNAPPS on Twitter or join them on Facebook at facebook.com/TheNAPPS.