History of SpayNeuterNac
The First Chapter
6-2012 - Daily Sentinel - "
Spay/neuter clinic closed temporarily -
clinic expected to open soon after 'administrative changes.'
4-20-12 - City of Nacogdoches closes SpayNeuterNac clinic and begins
referring surgeries to local veterinary clinics.
4-2012 - SpayNeuterNac receives $57,000 grant from PetSmart Charities.
1-2012 - Humane Society provides $10,000 clinic operation budget for 2012.
11-3-11 Shout Out on SpayNeuter-Now.org - "Spay/Neuter/Nacogdoches". Dr. John Morton, President of Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA), is a visiting surgeon at
10-2011 - Lois Bright Memorial Fund provides $13,000 for clinic equipment.
7-17-11 Daily Sentinel - "Short and long term
effects of not spaying/neutering"
5-2011 - Humane Society donates $5000 to expand Operating Room to 2 surgery tables, and
provides $5000 clinic operation budget for the remainder of 2011.
4-1-11 - SpayNeuterNac receives $34,000 grant from Texas Department of State Health
Services Animal Friendly License Plate Program
3-27-11 Daily Sentinel - "Humane Society City
team up to help control pets"
3-14-11 KTRE - "Nacogdoches low-cost spay/neuter clinic needs city's help to stay open"
2-23-11 - Anonymous benefactor agrees to pay 100% of medical feeds for dogs and cats leaving the
shelter and going to a rescue group for adoption, and St. Francis Rescue of Nacogdoches agrees
to pay 80% of medical fees on all pit bull dogs adopted from the Nacogdoches Animal Shelter, as well
as those owned by
people in Nacogdoches County demonstrating financial need. St. Francis as always has also
financial support for spay-neuter of any pit bull type dog in the Nacogdoches area, regardless of
financial need. St. Francis makes arrangements for surgery at local clinics for those dogs owned by
people who do not qualify for surgery at SpayNeuterNac.
1-21-11 Dallas Examiner - "New East Texas Spay-Neuter Clinic"
1-10-11 - SpayNeuterNac opens to the public, performing the first surgeries on pets
people who demonstrate financial need.
1-6-11 KTRE - "East Texas shelters hoping to save more animals"
1-5-11 Daily Sentinel - "Toasts: Kudos to the Animal
1-2-11 Daily Sentinel - "No Easy Fix: Shelter Hopes
Spay-Neuter Clinic will Reduce Numbers"
12-19-10 Daily Sentinel - "County Group
Recognizes Four People for Helping Animals"
12-2-10 - Pam Smith of . BARC is in the process
of starting their own low cost spay-neuter clinic in their community, with the help of Dr. Karen Stone
of BARC, the Humane
Society in Palestine TX visits SpayNeuterNac with BARC Volunteer Southwest
Hills Veterinary Clinic.
8-23-10 - First day surgery day at SpayNeuterNac, performing surgery on animals
adopted from the shelter.
8-19-10 Daily Sentinel - "New Spay-Neuter Clinic to Help with Overpopulation"
8-17-10 - SpayNeuterNac approved by Nacogdoches City Council, City takes over
6-2010 - Humane Society agrees to pay medical fees for all pets owned by citizens of
Nacogdoches County who qualify financially for free services.
4-18-10 Daily Sentinel - "Animal Shelter Spaying Training"
2-11-10 - First bi-weekly Volunteer Clinic Staff Training (154 shelter animals had
the 6 month training period).
1-2010 - Humane Society of Nacogdoches began negotiations with the City of Nacogdoches to
administer the spay-neuter clinic.
9-26-09 Daily Sentinel - "Humane Society Pushing for Spay-Neuter Clinic at Animal Shelter"
8-9-09 - Humane Society of Nacogdoches County recruits Dr. Blount to begin clinic
purchases and set-up, allocating $40,000 budget.
2007 - Proposal by Mike Connolly, DVM to purchase equipment for and coordinate a spay-neuter
clinic at the shelter.
2005 - Humane Society of Nacogdoches County met with local vets to propose a low cost