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10/21/2017  Gun Raffle @ LARAS House!

Dog Trainer Challenge

11/3–11/13 Dog selection for the challenge begins.

Selection can be made during posted shelter hours or by appointment.  Dog trainers may take the dog to their facility or home or come out to the shelter to train the dog on site.  Trainers opting to take dogs home will sign a foster agreement & will receive a copy of the dog’s records & an adoption contract for potential clients.

12/23 Clear the Shelter Day & Last Day of Challenge

Dogs should be brought back to the shelter if not adopted.  Trainers are encouraged to come out on this day & show their skills for an eager audience.

 

11/30/2017 
Mexia Christmas Parade

12/2/2017
Mexia Merry Christmas Market & Outdoor Christmas Festival, Downtown Mexia

3/24/2018
Mexia Rocks Event, Downtown Mexia & Mexia Civic Center

4/28/2018
Boomtown History Festival, HEB

4/4/2018
Mexia’s July 4th Festival (8am- 9:30PM)
Firecracker 5K/1 Mile, HEB Kids Corner, Live Music & Fireworks

9/28/2018 or 10/8/2018
Mexia’s Art Fest
Mexia Civic Center & Downtown Mexia


 SNIP IT 2017
(Summer Round Closed)

In order to better assist more residents and to try to cut down on the overpopulation of unwanted and dumped puppies in our area, LARAS has made several changes to this round of SNIP IT 2017.

  1. We will be offering vouchers for only FEMALE DOGS TO BE SPAYED. (We are not currently offering vouchers to neuter male dogs.)
  2. In addition to Limestone County, we will also be including our neighboring residents of Wortham and Teague.
  3. Due to overwhelming demand of spay/neuter assistance in our area, we will not be offering vouchers on a first come/first serve basis; we will offer vouchers through a questionnaire and select those in need with the dogs most at risk first and other criteria.
  4. The vouchers will be for pre-scheduled spay appointments at the veterinarian of our choice. Depending on appointment availability, size of the dog, and other criteria, we may use Limestone Veterinary in Groesbeck, ABC in Waco (we would transport), or Dr. Holmes in Mexia.
  5. The cost per voucher will be $25. This will cover the cost of the spay surgery. Any other charges (such as flea elimination, rabies vaccine, in-heat/pregnant, rabies vaccine, etc) will be the responsibility of pet owner.

The questionnaire may be downloaded here:  Download SNIP Application The returned questionnaires will be considered through June 15, 2017 for this next round. No phone calls please–we will only be considering issuing vouchers from the questionnaire. OUR GOAL IS TO SPAY AT LEAST 100 MORE FEMALE DOGS BY THE END OF 2017.

38 minutes ago
The Casual Cat Cafe

It's part of a great tread and what a great idea!!

We are a cat cafe start-up in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Check out our webpage at www.thecasualcatcafe.com

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40 minutes ago
Get your kitty fix at Richland Hills' Casual Cat Cafe

Awesome! A great idea! How about it Waco?

The cafe menu is limited for now, but who are you kidding? You came for the cats. Video by Matthew Martinez.

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6 hours ago

Feline Fun Fact Friday!

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6 hours ago
Pam

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20 hours ago

As with the cats, we are overwhelmed with dog surrender requests. We are a 501c3, donations only. We get absolutely no funding from the city or county. Please understand with only a few dedicated ... See more

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22 hours ago
American Association of Feline Practitioners

Vomiting in cats is NOT a normal behavior. http://ow.ly/xBTp30fPvrQ

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1 day ago
Nifty Pets

This clever cat shelter keeps neighborhood strays safe and warm in chilly temps. 🐱❄️
Build your own: bzfd.it/2l1GyWE

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1 day ago
11 Ways to Help Your Cat Live Longer | petMD

While there will always be factors beyond our control, there are precautions we can take to protect our cats from sickness and stress, diseases, and dangerous situations. Here are 11 things you can ... See more

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2 days ago
petMD

Why do cats love to knock things over? We checked with cat behaviorists to find out.

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3 days ago
Photos from LARAS House Shelter's post

COURTESY POST: Stolen from yard - MINNIE; Female Blue Lacy mix. 6 years old.

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