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Central Texas SPCA (Leander) Reviews


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A Compassionate Director 5 average
5 posted by ZackaryDixon, on 2017-08-04 23:18:56
(no comment)
5 posted by SandyDearingerWaters, on 2017-08-04 10:12:23
CTSPAC is not a large facility but they take in as many as they can. Plus volunteers foster which helps.
5 posted by TraciCox, on 2017-08-03 20:50:30
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5 posted by DavidReaves, on 2017-08-03 20:46:35
CTSPCA management seems to be the embodiment of dedication and hard work. In the 15 years I've known of the shelter I have been impressed with the quality of the professional staff & management.
Proactive Redemptions 5 average
5 posted by ZackaryDixon, on 2017-08-04 23:18:52
Every animal is chipped and owners are required to make shelter first place to attempt a return, and also allow the shelter to reclaim the animal if deemed necessary.
5 posted by SandyDearingerWaters, on 2017-08-04 10:10:37
All animals are microchipped and the animals can be trace back to the shelter. If CTSPAC can't locate the reclaim the animal.
Volunteers 5 average
5 posted by ZackaryDixon, on 2017-08-04 23:17:27
Fantastic group of volunteers. Lifeblood of any shelter.
5 posted by SandyDearingerWaters, on 2017-08-04 10:08:27
Volunteers are the key to a wonderful environment and socializing animals
5 posted by TraciCox, on 2017-08-03 20:49:49
(no comment)
5 posted by DavidReaves, on 2017-08-03 20:44:58
CTSPCA has a great group of volunteers. They are heavily involved and work hard to ensure shelter animals are properly socialized and receive the love they deserve.
Public Relations/Community Involvement 5 average
5 posted by ZackaryDixon, on 2017-08-04 23:09:01
The facebook and community postings they make between online and local vet and pet suppliers is top notch. Between actively trying to get the word out about the animals and requests on what they need, they are also able to post about local shelter needs as well. Always impressed and looking forward to hearing about how well they are doing.
5 posted by SandyDearingerWaters, on 2017-08-04 10:07:13
CTSPAC does a great job at this
5 posted by TraciCox, on 2017-08-03 20:49:42
(no comment)
5 posted by DavidReaves, on 2017-08-03 20:43:49
Great public relations and substantial involvement in the entire metro area. Definitely well placed in the public eye.
Medical and Behavior Programs 5 average
5 posted by ZackaryDixon, on 2017-08-04 23:03:08
They cooperate with many of the high rated vet systems and programs in the area, in addition to pet suppliers nearby, allowing for some very healthy and well taken care of animals. The pet that we adopted was perfectly well adjusted and behaved, as were just about all of the animals in the shelter we looked at.
5 posted by SandyDearingerWaters, on 2017-08-04 10:06:04
Sanitary conditions and medical needs are first priorities . Animals are well taken care of and plus happy
5 posted by TraciCox, on 2017-08-03 20:49:36
(no comment)
5 posted by DavidReaves, on 2017-08-03 20:42:36
All evidence points to Central Texas SPCA having a great medical and behavioral program. They always work to prevent any issues and work to quickly solve problems for animals that are received with special needs.
Pet Retention 5 average
5 posted by ZackaryDixon, on 2017-08-04 23:01:26
They will proactively look for an animal if it is not surrendered correctly. While this does happen sometimes, they are able to find the best homes for the animal most of the time.
5 posted by SandyDearingerWaters, on 2017-08-04 10:03:11
I believe that many animals surrendered . Can be avoided in some cases. CTSPAC goes through this process when adoption out an animal. People can bring back to CTSPAC instead of dumping them.
5 posted by TraciCox, on 2017-08-03 20:49:13
CTSPCA excels in pet retention. I've both volunteered there and adopted from the facility. I have been impressed with their careful process of screening potential adoptees to ensure the pets are going to the home best suited for both. Additionally, once the adoption is approved and the animal is ready for pickup, extra time is spent with the adoptive family to answer common questions, provide resources, etc.
Comprehensive Adoption Programs 5 average
5 posted by ZackaryDixon, on 2017-08-04 23:00:12
This shelter takes the ultimate in care with the animals they take in and look to be adopted.
5 posted by SandyDearingerWaters, on 2017-08-04 10:00:26
CTSPAC pulls from many kill shelters. They do a wonderful job getting the word out for adoption events
5 posted by KaitlinTodd, on 2017-08-03 20:53:47
When we decided it was time to add a pup to our family, we discovered Central Texas SPCA, and we are thrilled that we did. We adopted a three month old hound dog, and almost a year later, he is bringing us joy everyday. His daily activities include trips to the dog park, finding all of the smells, being a big goof, and lots of naps. CTSPCA was great -- they truly make sure that their animals go to the best possible homes. They have a tried and true application process, where they check references and make sure you can and will provide your cat or dog with a good home. After we first met our pup when he was two months, we were encouraged to come back to visit until he was ready to go home with us at three months (after neutering and vaccines, which is included in the adoption fee). When we picked him up, they took the time to talk to us about puppies' needs (socialization, puzzles, amount of food, etc.) and sent us home with some info for new pet parents, bowls, food, a collar, leash, etc. CTSPCA is truly concerned about the wellbeing of all of their animals, and it shows in the way they conduct themselves. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone.
5 posted by TraciCox, on 2017-08-03 20:45:52
(no comment)
5 posted by DavidReaves, on 2017-08-03 20:40:51
CenTex SPCA does a great job of promoting the pets and have an excellent variety of ways to meet the needs of the adopting community.
Foster Care 5 average
5 posted by ZackaryDixon, on 2017-08-04 22:59:39
Fantastic foster care system in cooperation with other no kill shelters in the area. Much needed as the shelter capacity is rather low.
5 posted by SandyDearingerWaters, on 2017-08-04 09:58:31
Have fostered many puppies through CTSPAC. Fostered 2 kittens and I was a failure foster which means I adopted Willie and Waylon. One year ago in May.
5 posted by TraciCox, on 2017-08-03 20:45:08
I personally fostered a Boston Terrier and several other dogs as well as a couple cats from the CTSPCA. The foster program is a great way to help enable the dogs and cats to be in a home based environment and also gives fosters an opportunity to get to know the available pets....sometimes resulting in what is called "foster failure". It didn't take that Boston Terrier, Mojo long to wiggle his way in to my heart and led to him adopting me.
Rescue Groups 5 average
5 posted by ZackaryDixon, on 2017-08-04 22:59:09
(no comment)
5 posted by SandyDearingerWaters, on 2017-08-04 09:56:30
Animal is so ill and it will not survive or animals have certain disease that can spread like wildfire in the shelter.
High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter 5 average
5 posted by ZackaryDixon, on 2017-08-04 22:58:05
(no comment)
5 posted by SandyDearingerWaters, on 2017-08-04 09:53:45
Very true. Owners need to be responsible.
Feral Cat TNR Program 5 average
5 posted by ZackaryDixon, on 2017-08-04 22:57:46
(no comment)
5 posted by SandyDearingerWaters, on 2017-08-04 09:52:45
I learned a lot about TNR through CTSPAC. Reasons and how it benefits feral cats. I am now a feral cat TNR trapped and we have several colonies.
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1. Feral Cat TNR Program

Many communities are embracing Trap, Neuter, Release programs (TNR) to improve animal welfare, reduce death rates, and meet obligations to public welfare.


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2. High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter

Low cost, high volume spay/neuter will quickly lead to fewer animals entering the shelter system, allowing more resources to be allocated toward saving lives.


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3. Rescue Groups

An adoption or transfer to a rescue group frees up scarce cage and kennel space, reduces expenses for feeding, cleaning, killing, and improves a community's rate of lifesaving. In an environment of millions of dogs and cats killed in shelters annually, rare is the circumstance in which a rescue group should be denied an animal.


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4. Foster Care

Volunteer foster care is crucial to No Kill. Without it, saving lives is compromised. It is a low cost, and often no cost, way of increasing a shelter's capacity, improving public relations, increasing a shelter's public image, rehabilitating sick and injured or behaviorally challenged animals, and saving lives.


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5. Comprehensive Adoption Programs

Adoptions are vital to an agency's lifesaving mission. The quantity and quality of shelter adoptions is in shelter management's hands, making lifesaving a direct function of shelter policies and practice. In fact, studies show people get their animals from shelters only 20% of the time. If shelters better promoted their animals and had adoption programs responsive to the needs of the community, including public access hours for working people, offsite adoptions, adoption incentives, and effective marketing, they could increase the number of homes available and replace killing with adoptions. Contrary to conventional wisdom, shelters can adopt their way out of killing.


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6. Pet Retention

While some of the reasons animals are surrendered to shelters are unavoidable, others can be prevented-but only if shelters are willing to work with people to help them solve their problems. Saving animals requires communities to develop innovative strategies for keeping people and their companion animals together. And the more a community sees its shelters as a place to turn for advice and assistance, the easier this job will be.


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7. Medical and Behavior Programs

In order to meet its commitment to a lifesaving guarantee for all savable animals, shelters need to keep animals happy and healthy and keep animals moving through the system. To do this, shelters must put in place comprehensive vaccination, handling, cleaning, socialization, and care policies before animals get sick and rehabilitative efforts for those who come in sick, injured, unweaned, or traumatized.


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8. Public Relations/Community Involvement

Increasing adoptions, maximizing donations, recruiting volunteers and partnering with community agencies comes down to one thing: increasing the shelter's exposure. And that means consistent marketing and public relations. Public relations and marketing are the foundation of all a shelter's activities and their success. To do all these things well, the shelter must be in the public eye.


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9. Volunteers

Volunteers are a dedicated "army of compassion" and the backbone of a successful No Kill effort. There is never enough staff, never enough dollars to hire more staff, and always more needs than paid human resources. That is where volunteers come in and make the difference between success and failure and, for the animals, life and death.


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10. Proactive Redemptions

One of the most overlooked areas for reducing killing in animal control shelters are lost animal reclaims. Sadly, besides having pet owners fill out a lost pet report, very little effort is made in this area of shelter operations. This is unfortunate because doing so-primarily shifting from passive to a more proactive approach-has proven to have a significant impact on lifesaving and allow shelters to return a large percentage of lost animals to their families.


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11. A Compassionate Director

The final element of the No Kill equation is the most important of all, without which all other elements are thwarted-a hard working, compassionate animal control or shelter director not content to regurgitate tired cliches or hide behind the myth of "too many animals, not enough homes." Unfortunately, this one is also oftentimes the hardest one to demand and find.


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