Pet clinic looks to expand promotions
Edgar C. Treviño runs the nonprofit Brownsville Spay and Neuter Clinic and he has a vision to bring services to pet owners without transportation.
"We want to help those without transportation," Treviño said, estimating that the clinic could bring spay and neuter services to approximately 5,000 pets in Brownsville whose owners don’t have transportation.
However, the Brownsville Spay and Neuter Clinic does not receive any funding from the City of Brownsville and solely operates off of donations for its programs.
"We need help," Treviño said.
He is hoping to capatilize off a current promotion offered by the Brownsville Spay and Neuter Clinic that targets people who own two or more pets.
"Right now, we have a promotion, because we have some donation money, where we ask the pet owner to pay the full price of the package and then their other pets get a $50 voucher," Treviño said.
That package includes the spay or neuter, vaccines, a microchip, a heatworm test, feline aids and leukemia test and deworming.
The first person to take advantage of that promotion had eight cats, he said.
This promotion was made possible because a group in Dallas provided the clinic with $5,000.
"As soon as we run out of donation money, that’s it," Treviño said.
That’s why he is hoping businesses and community members in Brownsville will consider donating because the clinic makes an impact on the city’s pet population.
For instance, the Brownsville Spay and Neuter Clinic, which opened on May 1, 2010, had conducted 26,960 spay/neuters since opening. Its microchipped 25,250 pets since then as well.
But none of that would be possible without help.
"Throughout the years we have had some help through some grants and donations," he said.
All donations made to the Brownsville Spay and Neuter Clinic, an Internal Revenue Service-approved veterinary clinic, are tax deductable.
For more information, call the clinic at (956) 550-8366 or email email@example.com or stop by at 1050A McIntosh Drive.