The clinic is expanding the lobby space for you and your pet. In the next couple of months you might see the renovation in transition.
We are improving a few other areas, too. We asked what you needed and we’ve been asking donors. You will adore the results!
Pet needs don’t stop, so we don’t either. We will remain open to CARE for your pets. If you need product, ans we’ve seen your pet in the last 12 months, our online pharmacy is the way to go; have it shipped right to you! A drive thru window will be available later for prescription flea control and heartworm prevention, as well.
ABC is committed to providing quality preventive care for your pet in an affordable, accessible way and this protocol update is part of our care for you, your pets, and the community.
Veterinary studies show that after your pet has built immunity, he needs vaccinations, but not every year. Your adult cat or dog may be eligible for a 3 year vaccination frequency for Feline Respiratory/Feline Leukemia, Canine Distemper/Parvo Combo if he has received his initial series of vaccinations AND appropriate boosters. (This protocol is similar to Waco/McLennan County Rabies Vaccination requirements). If your pet’s environment and disease exposure is high risk, you may want to vaccinate more frequently than every 3 years. Discuss timing or other special concerns during your pet’s next visit with his veterinarian.
With savings from less frequent vaccinations, we suggest basics like having your pet microchipped and maintaining your pet on lifetime heartworm prevention/flea control. Animal Birth Control Clinic is a preventive care spay/neuter/vaccination clinic. We recommend annual wellness visits to your full-service veterinary clinic for your pet’s health evaluation or early health concerns.
Schedule your next pet visit into the future. Give staff your email address; we will soon begin giving reminders via email only.
Optional Sunday Express Registration Form – Print, fill out, and bring with you: Click here.
When the time and date is most convenient for you, walk-in for an annual heartworm test or 1 or 3 year update on vaccinations. Bring a book or a chatty friend M-F 10am-2:00pm (arrive before 1:30)!
See you soon. Give our staff your email (for product rebate and updates on what the clinic is doing for animals in Waco and surrounding communities). Schedule your pet’s next 1 or 3 year visit on your calendar.
*Note: Keep a copy of your pet’s visit in your household pet file. If your cat or dog becomes injured or ill in the future, immediately visit your nearby primary care veterinary clinic for diagnosis and treatment.
• May 21st (3rd Sunday to avoid Mother’s Day conflict)
• June 11th
• July 9th
• August 13th
• September 10th
• October 8th
• November 12th
• December 10th
Our costs to provide your cat and dog quality preventive care are higher than the price you pay; please consider helping future pets in need with a wishlist item or adding a donation to your bill before you leave. Paper towels, liquid hand soap, laundry sheets, trash bags, staff snacks (fixin’ fuel) are used on a daily basis and MUCH appreciated.
When you have the opportunity to give back in the future, remember Animal Birth Control Clinic to help animals be safe, happy and healthy.
Sunday Preventive Pet Healthcare Clinic from 10:00am – 2:00pm walk-in (no appt needed – arrive by 1:30pm). Diagnosis and treatment for illnesses or injuries must be seen by an area full-service veterinary clinic; we focus only on preventive pet healthcare.
Flea Control & Heartworm Prevention
Click here for Kitten/Puppy Package details. $100 covers most needs; begin just after weaning, must be completed before 6 months of age.
Our monthly clinics, and individual in-kind and financial donations support 13,000 to 14,000 quality, affordable spay and neuter surgeries for animals in need throughout the year. The costs to perform our preventive care services cost more than what your pay, so we rely on your donations make it affordable. Please consider a gift at the time of services or in the future (when funds are available). Thank you!
Sunday Express Registration Form (Optional) – Print, fill out, and bring with you. : Click to download.
We know your heart leaps (awe!) when you see a litter of kittens (ours does, too.) Our first concern assumes they are abandoned. This thought can lead to to want to move them or take them to a rescue or shelter (where cats do not cope well). So wait! Join us in holding off on that initial Good Samaritan impulse. The normal mother cat spends most of her waking hours AWAY from the kittens (often in the process of moving the pediatric group from one location to another) and remaining in the area of her litter. Kittens that are not dehydrated, are being cared for by her appropriately (including occasionally moving them) with the critical disease-protecting, nutritious milk and warmth. Don’t hover in the kitten’s area, but do check back on them. Kittens NEED their littermates and mother for appropriate life-long protective, elimination, and kitty play behaviors. Follow the guidelines on the flyer.
Here are the steps to help pediatric kittens thrive WITH the preferred care of their own caring mother lurking nearby.
One-time free spay/neuter is available for pets of qualifying families if you live in Waco with a Waco water bill.
Visit www.waco-texas.com for detailed information on basic responsible pet ownership requirements in Waco.
In summary, dogs and cats must be microchipped and spay/neutered (in addition to being vaccinated).
Neighborhood cats (outdoor, or indoor/outdoor) can be eartipped (instead of microchipped) at the time they are spay/neutered and vaccinated for Rabies.
Thanks to donations from CrazyM Photography and CyberRanch, we are excited to offer FREE surgeries for Cattle Dogs (Heelers, Border Collies, Australian Shepherds.) These are limited depending on available donations.
Cattle/herding breeds are the 2nd most commonly euthanized group of dogs at our regional shelter. They are:
- bred indiscriminately.
- bought on impulse with little knowledge of the family training the breed behaviors require.
- As “teenagers” they are typically undertrained (they have a high-energy instinct to herd, be mouthy, and need plenty of room to and activity)
- their adjustment down to a low-space shelter confinement is different; they don’t “show well” in the cage, thus are difficult to adopt out and likely to be euthanized.
We are SO thankful to our donors who share our passion for keeping dogs in loving homes through accessible, affordable spay/neuter. You are important to results-based specials like this. Contact us with questions or click here to make an appointment.
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