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APL HISTORY
Sulphur Springs Location:

468 Shannon Rd W 
​Sulphur Springs, Tx
903-439-2953
fax - 903-885-9943

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The Animal Protection League (the League) was formed in 1984 in the state of Texas as an animal rescue and adoption agency. In May 1996, the League was reorganized with an additional goal of operating a low cost spay/neuter and vaccination program located in Sulphur Springs, Texas. With the successful implementation of the spay/neuter and vaccination program, the League began to expand services to other communities with the operation of a transfer program from surrounding counties. A Meadows Foundation grant in 2000 provided the League with funds to purchase a cargo van (The Critter Getter) to facilitate the transfer program.  

As a result of the transfer initiative, a satellite program was opened in Longview, Texas in September 2003. Since the reorganization of the League the two programs have sterilized more than 50,000 companion animals from a 25 county, three state regions. The programs are open to the public three days a week and service 35-50 animals per day of operation. A major goal of the League’s low cost pet sterilization programs is to end the excessive “littering” and the needless euthanasia of animals in rural East Texas. 

Even though the League was operating two stationery clinics, the need for low-cost spay/neuter services was still greater than ever.  In January 2012, we purchased a 20 foot surgical trailer.  This allowed our staff to travel to surrounding communities.  Our mobile unit visits the cities of Marshall, Mineola, Texarkana, Tyler, Henderson and Palestine every month. 

The League does not receive any public funds. It instead operates on small, individual donations, fundraising efforts within its communities, and from fees generated by sterilization services.  

The League’s low cost pet sterilization programs offer a number of services to the public, some of which include:  

• A pet sterilization voucher system with area animal shelters and independent animal organizations. Through this municipal coupon system, the League sterilizes animals from more than ten area shelters to help new owners comply with Texas law. Additional, the League redeems pet sterilization vouchers sold by area animal welfare organizations.  

• A low cost vaccination program offered to our communities. Three days per week, the League offers vaccinations at a reduced cost to citizens in our communities. This helps to promote animal health as well as protecting the community from the deadly rabies virus.  

The League’s many programs positively influence East Texas through community outreach and volunteerism. The League’s pet sterilization facilities include stainless steel pet holding cages and a sterile surgery area for its contracted veterinarians. The League’s pet sterilization programs are self-sufficient, but do not generate sufficient revenue to grow existing programs. The League relies on the generosity of the community to help advance our goals.  

A 501(c)3 non-profit organization that does not receive local, state or federal funding nor does it receive any support from a national branch or the SPCA – our League relies solely on the generosity of individuals and corporations to provide funding for the animal welfare programs and services needed in our communities.
• Towels, used/old towels are great
• Paper towels
• Garbage bags – 55 gallon
• Tall kitchen trash bags
• Bleach
• Mineral Oil
• Copy Paper – 8.5x11
• New or used pet carriers
• File folders – letter size
• Rubbing alcohol
• Mailing envelopes – legal size
• Laundry Detergent – Liquid only
• Hand soap – 
• Toilet cleaner
• Clorox wipes
• Postage Stamps
• Toilet Paper
• Windex
• Card stock paper
• Black pens
• Highlighters
• Sharpie pens
• Distilled Water
• Blue or Pink 3x5 Index cards 


Longview Location:

705 Gilmer Rd
Longivew, Tx
903-753-PETS(7387)
fax - 903-753-7395
To improve the health and well being of the area citizens while enhancing the quality of life of its animals.  

To serve the region with pride by supporting low cost sterilization procedures by quality veterinarian services.

To encourage and promote responsible pet ownership in our communities.

MISSION STATEMENT
FUNDING
DONATIONS NEEDED
SIX LOCATIONS TO CHOOSE FROM
Marshall Location:

via Mobile Unit @ 
Tractor Supply Co
105 E End Blvd N
Marshall, Tx 
903-440-4911

Mineola Location:

via Mobile Unit @ 
Tractor Supply Co
1451 South Pacific St
Mineola, TX 
903-440-4911

Palestine Location:

via Mobile Unit @ 
Walgreens
2201 Texas Loop 256
Palestine, TX
903-440-4911

Henderson Location:

via Mobile Unit @ 
Tractor Supply Co
2307 US Hwy 79 S
Henderson, TX
903-440-4911