Victoria County Public Health Department
Animal Control Division
Spay & Neuter Voucher Program
To receive a voucher you must come in and fill out an application.
1) Must be a resident of Victoria County and be able to prove residency ( via Texas Drivers License/ID Card and Utility bill)
2) Must be receiving Government Benefits ( Must have award letter with your name and address)
3) Monthly or Annual income must be 100% below the National Poverty Level. ( will need to bring the last 2 months transactions on a bank statement.) We will add all the deposits for each month and divide them to get the average monthly income. If we check annual income we will take the average monthly income a multiply it by 12.
If we approve you for a voucher it will be issued that day. Your animal will be scheduled with a vet working with the program and you will be told which vet to go to and when to go.
Vets working with the program:
Dr. Beck Hillcrest Vet Clinic
Dr. Schaar Main St. Animal Hospital
Dr. Mark Crossroads Vet Clinic
Dr. Zeplin Lone Star Animal Hospital
VCA Victoria Animal Hospital
Please Come on out and see us.
You do not need to bring your animal with you.
HALLOWEEN IS ALMOST HERE !!!!
There are many Halloween pet safety hazards related to this October holiday — some are well-known (the dangers of chocolate toxicity), and some aren’t (xylitol toxicity).
Learn what to be aware of to protect your pet and stay safe this year.
Things to Watch For on Halloween
Halloween is a fun time for kids and many adults, but can be a frightening and stressful time for your pets. As a pet owner, you know your pet best, but here are some points to consider for your pet’s safety.
• Continual doorbell ringing and people at the door (in costume, no less!) can be stressful for a pet. Some pets may experience stress-related diarrhea or potentially injure themselves if crated or otherwise contained. Keep your pet in a quiet and safe place on Halloween.
• Strangers in costume – some animals may become unexpectedly aggressive or fearful, even normally friendly pets.
• Candles and Jack-O’-Lanterns within a pet’s range are a fire hazard. Wagging tails and frightened cats zooming through the house can easily tip over a candle or carved pumpkin, causing burns or a fire.
• Keep your pets indoors on Halloween night, especially black cats. Animals are at risk for cruel treatment by some Halloween pranksters. Many adoption agencies and humane societies will not allow adoption of black cats around Halloween for this reason.
• Candy – For many people, Halloween = candy. Many pets have a sweet tooth. Please warn children not to share their goodies with the family pet.
Candies, gums, mints, baked goods, and chocolate containing the “sugar free” sweetener xylitol are potentially very poisonous.
This sweetener may cause a rapid hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and liver failure in dogs and possibly other species (ferrets).
Chocolate is toxic to pets. Granted, a 50 pound dog would have to eat about 50 ounces of milk chocolate (but only 5 ounces of baking chocolate) for a toxic dose, but much smaller amounts can cause vomiting and diarrhea.
Signs of chocolate toxicity include tremors, nervousness, vomiting, diarrhea, increased heart rate, and in severe cases, seizures and death. If you suspect that your pet has eaten chocolate, consult your veterinarian.
Other candies, such as lollipops and those with plastic components, pose a danger if ingested. Lollipop sticks and plastic parts can cause intestinal obstruction and potentially rupture the intestines, which is a life-threatening emergency.