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21st Annual Pet Parade, sponsored by CCPAL


Fifteen years ago Marlene Heavner and Connie Townsend started CCPAL in order to rescue lost, abandoned and abused animals in Bandera County. Their mission was the same then as it is now: to find safe, loving, permanent homes for county strays. To date, CCPAL has placed more than 5,000 animals in new homes.
Oftentimes, the first step in finding a “forever home” is providing the necessary veterinary care to restore an animal to good health. Almost always, CCPAL provides preventive medical care, including rounds of vaccinations and implanting microchips with current identification information. These days, micro chipping is routine at most animal rescue organizations; because it is the most efficient way of ensuring that lost animals are returned to their rightful owners.
CCPAL is committed to reducing the problem of animal overpopulation, which is an enormous problem that is easily prevented by having animals neutered or spayed.
CCPAL provides safe, long-term care for approximately 15 dogs at this time. These dogs are difficult to place in homes because of behavioral or health problems. Some of these dogs are available for adoption, but only for applicants that understand what will be required of them to work successfully with “a special needs” pet.
CCPAL holds adoptions from 9 am to 3 pm, the first Saturday of each month, at Old Town Helotes. Adoptions can also be arranged by appointment at our adoption center on FM 1283, about 6 miles south of Hwy 16. Visit our website at www.ccpal.petfinder.com or call 210-867-1769 to adopt a dog, make a donation or volunteer to help us succeed with our mission.
CCPAL is a no-kill, 501©3, nonprofit organization serving Bandera County.