Nestled in the small town of Boerne, Texas, about 30 miles outside of San Antonio, Hill Country has set out to perform thousands of spays and neuters each year, in an effort to minimize the overpopulation of unwanted dogs and cats.
At around 20 employees, Hill Country may be small, but they are mighty. They do anywhere from 40-70 spay and neuter procedures a day on roughly around 25 dogs and 40 cats. As a community-driven practice, they work directly with the public and collaborate with multiple nonprofit animal rescue groups, local city and county animal service programs, schools, and other nonprofits to help encourage the importance of pet sterilizations.
They are a nonprofit and thanks in large part to generous private and foundation donations, they are able to keep costs low. In fact, one of their major sources of revenue comes from their thrift store! Through the store, located on the south end of town, the clinic is able to subsidize the costs of all services, which, aside from spay and neuter procedures, also includes vaccinations and products. The thrift store accepts donations of all kinds –– household items, clothing, jewelry, and more. Every item sold directly supports their clinic.