DCAP has a variety of programs to address our five main initiatives:
- Pet Owner Outreach
- Pet Placement Support
- Awareness & Education
- Feral & Community Cats
The Dallas Companion Animal Project strives to reduce the killing of dogs and cats in the Dallas Animal Shelter and Adoption center through free spay and neuter programs that provide surgeries to low-income pet owners who could otherwise not afford to alter their pets.
Our current Spay/Neuter initiatives include:
DCAP currently offers many resources to pet owners that will enable them to better care for their pets. These resources are ones that many of us take for granted. We have found that the desire is there, but the means are often out of reach for economically challenged pet owners.
Our current Pet Owner Outreach initiatives include:
- Pets For Life with Duck Team Six, Dallas Animal Services & Spay Neuter Network
- Lost Pet Network
- Big Fix for Big D Community Outreach
- The Lucy Fund
Dallas Companion Animal Project recognizes and supports the ongoing efforts of our community’s animal shelters, rescue organizations, animal welfare service providers and other affiliated organizations to help reduce the number of animals euthanized each year. Our goal is to build and nurture existing pet placement support programs by providing monetary support, help placing more animals in loving homes, personal and professional development counseling and training, and other assistance designed to help build capacity in these organizations.
Our Pet Placement Support initiatives include:
- DCAP Assistance Network
- Metroplex Event Calendar
- “Friends Of” Dallas Animal Services
- Professional Training & Development
Education and awareness can elevate the role of companion animals in our society, create a culture of compassion and caring, encourage adoption, and fight apathy and cruelty to animals. Education and awareness are essential to building a society that places significant value on the role of companion animals. They are vital components of character education and violence-prevention and encourage a culture of respect and compassion.
Our Education & Awareness Programs include:
- Humane Education Partnership with Operation Kindness
A pair of breeding cats, which can have two or more litters per year, can exponentially produce hundred, if not thousands of offspring over a lifetime. The only proven, humane method of controlling the population of stray and feral cats is “Trap, Neuter, and Return (TNR)”. TNR is supported by DCAP, Dallas City Animal Ordinance and the community at large.
Our Community Cats Programs include:
- DCAP supports Trap, Neuter Return