About Us

The mission of Pet Prevent a Litter (PALS) of Central Texas, a non-profit organization, is to help end pet overpopulation and pet homelessness.

PALS programs serve the pets of our community and include:

  • Spay/neuter for cats and dogs  to stop litters of unwanted surplus pets. We provide vouchers for free spay/neuter surgery and hold a once monthly cat spay/neuter clinic at our facility.
  • A Pet Pantry that provides emergency food for pets to help keep them in their homes.
  • PALS Community Cat program that provides assistance for Trap-Neuter-Return-Maintain (TNRM) of feral cats and feral colonies. Kittens and tame cats are rescued into our Foster Cat program and adopted to forever families.
  • A Humane Education program which teaches kindness towards all animals, pet care and responsibility. Our annual Pet Fest, held in October, is our largest free community education event.

PALS depends on volunteers and donations to provide our community with our program services.

Together we really do make a difference!


PALS Board of Directors and Committee Leaders:

Dave Donnelly, President

Michele Donnelly, Vice-President

Dale Nave, Secretary

Annette Berry, Treasurer

Robin McKean, Clinic Manager
Sonja Truan, TNRM & Foster Cat Coordinator
Michelle McWatters, Member at Large
Dr. Julie House, Consulting Veterinarian
Jodi Mann, Pet Food Pantry
Shirley Pilus, TNRM Bookkeeper
Nancy Gustafson, Volunteer Coordinator & Voucher Phone Manager
Mary Lou Katchen, Voucher Online Manager

Michele Donnelly, Chair

"Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unwakened" ~ Anatole France

A Word from Our Clients

  • I am so grateful to PALS for allowing me to have my dogs spayed. Thanks so much for this great program!

  • Your help has given my dogs and I the opportunity to have them spayed with no more worries or stress and allows us to help make a difference. Thank you, PALS!

  • Thank you so much. We had a pregnant cat adopt us and we were able to get her and her kittens fixed because of you.

  • Now my dog is able to calmly live her life, without being in heat. She still has a rambunctious personality, but she doesn't try to slip out the door to find a mate.

  • When we moved here, we were surprised to find so many wilds cats living in San Marcos. As I’ve increasingly tried to help – by catching kittens and their moms and finding homes for them – PALS has been a tremendous help. They have helped me learn about trapping, pay for spaying and neutering, and fostering kittens. Together with PALS I was able to trap and find homes for 13 kittens last year.

  • Thank you for all that you do, and for the services PALS offers. Prevention is paramount in the quest to lessen the number of strays on the streets. Without the voucher I would not have been able to pay for the blood test in addition to the surgery. Thank you again.

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