Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I find low-cost spay/neuter and vaccination services?
The Texas Coalition for Animal Protection and the Humane Society of North Texas both offer these services.
Who can help me with feral cats?
Feral Friends and the Texas Coalition for Animal Protection can assist you in low cost spay/neuter for feral cats.
I can’t afford food for my pet, can you help?
Please contact Keep Them Home, a pet food pantry. If they are unable to help, please email us and we might be able to offer assistance.
Can you help me with veterinary expenses for my pet?
We are unable to provide assistance for veterinary care for personal pets but you might check The Lucy Fund.
Will you take in a stray dog or cat I found?
If you find a stray pet, we suggest you try to locate the owner and take the pet to a local vet’s office to have it scanned for a microchip. Please notify local animal shelters that you have found the pet in case the owner contacts the shelter. Social media is a very good place to post about the pet you found, the Weatherford/Parker County Lost and Found Forum on Facebook and Nextdoor.com is a good place to connect with neighbors.
I can no longer care for my pet, will Parker Paws find it a new home?
We are only able to accept dogs and cats into our rescue if we have an available foster home. Pets with a history of aggression are not allowed into our program and we are unable to take in feral cats. If you are a resident of Parker County, and we are able to help with the surrender of your pet, we do ask for a surrender fee of $25 ($50 if the pet is intact, i.e. not spayed/neutered).
If you need to find a new home for your pet the very best thing you can do is to seek a new home with friends, family, and coworkers. Best Friends Animal Society has good information on how to find a new home for your pet. You may also want to try the dog obedience training offered at Pets West or PetSmart.
We find homes for our rescued cats through the PetSmart Adoption Center. For a cat to be placed there for adoption they must be friendly enough for strangers to pick up and pet them without hissing, scratching, or trying to bite. Even though your cat may do well with you, if they aren’t used to new people or being around other cats, they probably will not do well at the adoption center.
If we are able to take your pet into our program, it helps if you are able to keep your dog or cat at your home until we find a new family. If you cannot keep it until we make arrangements for vetting and/or a foster home, we probably cannot assist you. We receive numerous requests for help every day with priority given to those pets in most danger. If you relinquish your pet to us, you will be asked to fill out a surrender form and sign a legal release of ownership.
We rescue hundreds of dogs and cats each year but are unable to help everyone who contacts us about stray and other pets they are unable to care for.