It’s that time of year again. Family, friends (2, 3 and 4 legged), food and fun. To send this year out with a bang, I thought I would send a note to all of our TLC friends to say thanks to you all and to tell our story so far. 2013 has been a whirlwind of accomplishments!
My Mom (Deana Sellens) named me the “CCO” Chief Canine Officer of a charity established in September 2012 named Texas Litter Control that would offer an affordable, professional and effective solution to pet overpopulation! By mid-October, we broke ground and had the TLC website up and running informing people of our mission and keeping them up to date with clinic progress.
The Clinic is here!
We started the New Year with a momentum like no other and Texas Litter Control was officially opened on February 5th with lots of help from animal welfare supporters in Houston.
Now when you are a little guy like me with so much responsibility, you see what goes on around you from a different (lower to the ground) perspective! Larry is the guy to talk to when you visit the clinic. Not your average tech Larry is TLC’s IT guy and he always has a paw free for handyman work.
On April 13th the clinic performed its 1000th sterilization and I had to laugh thinking of how Zach, TLC’s first volunteer (now full time Vet Technician) had to duck to miss hitting his head on the exit signs of the clinic! 1,000 runs through the clinic is a whole lot of ducking! TLC’s number 1 Go-To Girl is Vanessa, right out of school she put her knowledge, efficiency and love for animals to work with a smile on her face all while following the 1pm belly rub protocol.
The best part of my job though is the community outreach. It is going to amazing events like Kingwood Barkfest, Humble Adopt-a-thon and Macy’s Shop for a Cause that make it all worthwhile. My Mom and Candice get so jealous because I get all the attention and raise all of the money because of my famous paw wave and clever catch phrase, “Reggie says, Neuter is Cuter!”
Whether we are providing 7 dollar microchips for a peanut butter donation to assist Montgomery County Food Bank or partnering with people like the Homeless Pet Placement League, Montgomery County Spay Neuter Project, ArkCharities, and Precinct 4 Commissioner, Ed Rinehart to bring you innovative vet care with Zueterin and free surgery days, we are always here for you!
Texas Litter Control has committed itself to ending the cycle of unwanted litters of puppies and kittens from entering our community’s shelters. In November 2013 we performed our 4000th sterilization. As a community, let’s make sure that we focus on giving gifts vs. exchanging gifts this busy shopping season. Giving with Reggie this season ensures you are not only reaching our community but providing Help, Hope and Compassion for people and pets in need.
Have a blessed holiday season and an awesome 2014!