In March, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Texas announced that the Russell H. Perry Animal Care Center and Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic in McKinney is set to close April 30.
The SPCA completed a facility and operational review of the Perry Campus and determined that “the changing nature of animal sheltering versus pro-active community pet support and cost to repair or replace the facility” would not be financially feasible, according to an SPCA news release.
“As the SPCA of Texas considers its organizational future in relation to the community’s needs, we will continue to keep top of mind our array of programs and services that are so critical in helping more vulnerable pets and their people,” SPCA of Texas President and CEO Karen Froehlich said in the news release.
Staff will remain at the Perry Campus to care for the animals there until the facility closes, the release stated. Animals there will continue to be available for adoption until the facility’s closure. Any remaining animals after the closure will be transferred to the SPCA of Texas’ other locations, which will remain open with programs and services unchanged, for continued care and adoption.
After the Perry Campus closes, dogs, cats and small mammals that the SPCA takes in through its Animal Cruelty Investigations Unit will be housed at the Russell E. Dealey Animal Rescue Center in Dallas. Other animals, such as livestock, will be housed at partner boarding facilities.
The staff of the Perry Campus will be offered potential other positions within the organization or severance packages and transition support, according to the news release.
“The SPCA of Texas will also explore options for its continued presence in the Collin County community as it ensures that it will continue to be a resource for the animals and the people who love them across North Texas,” the release stated. “Many other entities in the Collin County area will continue to serve animals, including Collin County Animal Services, Allen Animal Services and many others.”
The Perry Campus is located at 8411 Stacy Road, McKinney. 214-742-7722. www.spca.org/perryshelter