Texas Litter Control, a nonprofit organization that offers low-cost veterinary services, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Executive Director Deana Love said in an email.
Love said when Texas Litter Control began, it started out in an 800-square-foot FEMA trailer.
“The most amazing thing is to see how much we have grown,” Love said. “We started out with just low-cost spay/neuter and wellness services. We’ve been able to expand into so many programs. It’s just crazy.”
Alongside clinics in Humble, Spring and Tomball, the nonprofit’s programs include a pet food pantry, an adoption program, a shelter intervention program, and training programs for veterinarians and vet technicians, Love said.
“Our outreach is just absolutely crazy now,” Love said. “If you told me 10 years ago how many people we would end up helping, I wouldn’t have believed you.”
Love said she estimates Texas Litter Control has helped over 200,000 people and pets.
“This number includes almost 150,000 spay and neuter surgeries and rehoming over 5,700 animals,” Love said.
When it comes to the next 30 years, Love said she would like to expand.
“We want to hire enough veterinarians to act as a relief service for other nonprofits and municipalities in the community,” Love said. “We would like to expand into other areas. We are also looking into starting transport services to help move animals into parts of the country where the overpopulation problem is not so horrific.”