Digital Exclusive: Fix West Texas in need of volunteers

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(YourBasin) – Fix West Texas continues to work to lower euthanasia and shelter intake rates with its low-cost clinic this week. Now they are asking for more volunteers to help with furry friends.

“We are looking for high paced, high energy individuals,” says Fix West Texas President Karen Patterson. ” We just work, work, work, work, work!”

Volunteers will be tasked with a variety of things such as laundry, running errands, taking pets from and to owners and other various activities.

After raising money and generating help through the community, Fix West Texas has been able to purchase their own equipment. With the money raised the organization was able to hire a medical director that oversees relief veterinarians.

Having the equipment and personnel have allowed Fix West Texas to conduct multiple clinics within a month’s time but yet are still searching for volunteers.

“I think a lot of people are hesitant to volunteer during these times because they don’t want to be in close quarters around a lot of volunteers and owners,” says Patterson. “But, we have put a lot of procedures in place to protect our volunteers.”

After canceling April’s clinic due to COVID-19, Patterson and Fix West Texas have been taking the proper precautions while still serving the community.

“All pet owners remain outside. No one comes in the building except the volunteers,” says Patterson.

She states after adjusting to the pandemic, numbers have remained steady for pet owners in West Texas.

Volunteers will be wearing masks, practicing social distancing and hand sanitizer will be used.

If you are looking to volunteer, you can contact Karen Patterson at karen@fixwesttexas.org. You can also visit their Facebook page.

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