Hours : Monday - Friday 8:00 - 4:00 & Saturday - Sunday 8:00 - 3:00
Hours : Monday - Friday 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. & Saturday - Sunday 12:00 - 4:30
Hours: 9am to 1pm
Must be present by 12:30 p.m.
For dogs and cats
12- 1pm WORKERS SPECIAL: Only for people that work afternoons.
1 - 6pm ALL OTHER pre-registrations: If you are not working,
To cut your wait when you arrive at the clinic, download the Vaccination Clinic Application, fill it out, and bring it with you when you arrive on Thursday or Friday. That way you can bring your pet in Saturday with no waiting! 1106 Markowsky, Harlingen, Texas 78550 - Phone: 956-7425-7297
$12 Rabies Vaccination (must be 3 months of age)
$20 Microchip ID
$25 Well Dog Package - includes rabies and DHLPP (Distemper, Parvo)
$25 Well Cat Package - includes Rabies and RCP+FeLV (Feline Leukemia)
Once again I am forced to turn to you, our core donors for help. Our Shelter receives dogs and cats from Willacy County on a daily basis. We are required by law to hold all strays for three days, even the ones we know that are going to be put down, just in case the owner comes looking for it. This forces us to put down healthy adoptable dogs every day because of our shortage of space. Hopefully you've followed the news and have heard how the Humane Society of Harlingen is trying to help with the stray animal crisis that plagues Willacy County. This problem has been going on for years but now with the prison closing and Walmart leaving the County Commissioners will not deal with the situation at this time. They say they have more important issues.
I have personally witnessed a starving dog eating a dead dog; a site I never want to see again. I've been trying to raise the $100,000 we need to do this project from Willacy County landowners. However most of them are quite old and of the opinion that you just shoot them. Something that we desperately want to stop.
Our plan is to buy five acres of land somewhere between Sebastian and Lyford to build a holding facility for the dogs. Along with a cat sanctuary for all the healthy cats that we trap and cannot release back into the community. If you're asking yourself why should we care about Willacy County remember it's not about the people it's about the animals!
Respectfully I'm asking for donations for this project. Anything that you could offer at this time would be greatly appreciated.
Sincerely, Pat Turman-White, President, Humane Society of Harlingen 956-245-6523 -
DONATE HERE FOR WILLACY COUNTY PROJECT
MOSQUITOES CAUSE HEARTWORMS. The mosquito plays an essential role in the heartworm life cycle. Adult female heartworms living in an infected dog, fox, coyote, or wolf produce microscopic baby worms called microfilaria that circulate in the bloodstream. When a mosquito bites and takes a blood meal from an infected animal, it picks up these baby worms, which develop and mature into “infective stage” larvae over a period of 10 to 14 days. Then, when the infected mosquito bites another dog, cat, or susceptible wild animal, the infective larvae are deposited onto the surface of the animal's skin and enter the new host through the mosquito’s bite wound. Once inside a new host, it takes approximately 6 months for the larvae to mature into adult heartworms. Once mature, heartworms can live for 5 to 7 years in dogs and up to 2 or 3 years in cats. Because of the longevity of these worms, each mosquito season can lead to an increasing number of worms in an infected pet.