Big Fix for Big D

Get your pet fixed for free in Dallas during limited-time program

Get your pet fixed for free in Dallas during limited-time program

Dallas Animal Services, Cate McManus
Dallas Animal Services is one of the organizations that provides services for Big Fix for Big D. Photo courtesy of Dallas Animal Services

A valuable free spay-and-neuter program in Dallas just got a major expansion. Called "The Big Fix for Big D," this initiative has been extended through the end of March for any low-income pet owner who lives in Dallas.

In the past, the Big Fix did free spay and neuter surgeries, vaccinations, and pet registration services only in certain ZIP codes — mostly in South Dallas, where the need was greatest. It's now available to any low-income pet owner throughout the city. Free spay and neuter surgeries and vaccinations are also offered for community, aka feral, cats.

Big Fix For Big D was formed in April 2012 as a three-year project aimed to reduce the number of stray cats and dogs. It has provided spay and neuter services for more than 21,000 animals.

 Big Fix for Big D is doing its part to reduce the number of unwanted animals that might otherwise end up in a shelter or on the streets.

Spaying and neutering reduce unwanted litters, which cuts down on the number of animals that must be euthanized. 

"More than 16,000 dogs and cats were euthanized last year in Dallas," says project manager Diana Rowden. "Big Fix for Big D is doing its part to significantly reduce the number of unwanted animals that might otherwise end up in a shelter or be left to roam Dallas streets."

Four organizations provide the free services: Dallas Animal Services, Dallas Companion Animal Project, Spay Neuter Network and SPCA of Texas.

Pet owners who live in Dallas and would like to take advantage of this limited-time offer can find more information on BigFixforBigD.com and make appointments by calling 214-324-4349. Caretakers of community cats should email pam.asturias@spayneuternet.org for assistance. You must provide proof of residency at the time of surgery.

The Big Fix for Big D initiative is funded by the Companion Animal Funders Coalition, which includes the Dallas Foundation, Meadows Foundation, PetSmart Charities, Rees-Jones Foundation, George & Fay Young Foundation, Mike & Mary Terry Family Foundation and Summerlee Foundation.

The City of Dallas provides in-kind support for the project in the form of free pet registration. If you'd like to make a donation to the program, you can do that online.