Animal Welfare

Leslie Harrelson President & CEO of P.E.T.S.2

Wichita Falls Ordinance Changes Chapter 14 – Animals

It’s been over 10 years since Wichita Falls has seen any changes to the local ordinance that deals with animals. While many feel current proposed revisions are a long time coming, others are worried the city is overstepping their boundaries. The following is a list of pros and cons seen from my perspective and my …

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The History of the Human-Animal Bond

As you know, PETS is becoming increasingly more focused on the bond between pets and humans. Our mission now encompasses community programs designed to advocate for and protect this precious bond but while at a recent board meeting, our Board President, John Hirschi, brought up an interesting thought. He said that the human animal bond …

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Challenges in Animal Welfare

Are We Our Biggest Challenge in Animal Welfare?

Animal Welfare has many sizeable obstacles that make our work difficult. In addition to the usual suspects like cruelty, breeders, hoarders, & overcrowded shelters, we face the “just an animal” mentality nationally. This mentality impacts giving so much that Animal Welfare and Environmental Welfare share the very smallest piece of the philanthropic pie. We don’t …

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I Bought My First Two Pets

I bought my first two pets. There I said it. The secret is out and it gets worse. My first dog came from a flea market and my second came from a breeder. “That’s ok, Leslie. You didn’t know any better and you have more than made up for it with all your work in …

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P.E.T.S. Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic

P.E.T.S. Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic

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