In the "Spirit of Giving," Turtle Creek Veterinary Medical Center is partnering with Hunt County Shared Ministries (formerly known as FISH Ministries) to raise funds for the purchase of pet food for the pets belonging to those served by their ministry. Please join us in giving back to our community by showing your support for these pets with a monetary donation towards their nutritional needs. As you may know, there are many elderly patrons that utilize the services of Hunt County Shared Ministries, many of whom have pets who are their only companion. We are graciously asking for your support in helping us to make feeding these pets a little easier for their beloved owners, who will at times go without food for themselves to feed their pets.


Since 2012, our campaign has raised $8,634.27 through the graciousness of our clients and fellow community members. That's over 30,000 pounds of food!  Please help us to achieve our goal of $1,500 this year!


How You Can Help:


1)   Beginning December 1, we will be accepting both monetary and pet food donations at our hospital or via PayPal thru December 31, 2020. Help us to "fill the bowls" around our hospital with your gift!   For each donation, we will hang a festive  bone or a fish with your pet's name written on it to show your support, and to decorate our hospital for the Christmas holiday! We accept cash, credit/debit cards, checks (payable to Hunt County Shared Ministries), and Paypal (donate button is below!)

2)   On Saturday, December 5th from 1-3 p.m., Santa will be visiting Turtle Creek and professional photographer, Keli White, will be taking photos of your furry kiddos with Santa! For a $10 donation, you will receive a professionally edited 5x7 print, or for $20 you will receive the digital file with release that will allow you to print as many copies as you wish.

3)   Dropping off dog or cat food directly to our hospital. If you prefer curbside drop-off, please call us at (903) 454-6222 when you arrive and we'll gladly get it from you!

We know that many of you will want to contribute things such as toys, blankets, etc.; however, Hunt County Shared Ministries is sometimes able to purchase food and supplies at much more affordable price than the general public and therefore, generally prefers monetary donations. With the unprecedented events of 2020, there is an unreliable availability of pet food through their resources.  Therefore, we are also accepting food at our location.  The good news is, your donation is tax deductible, so save your receipt!

Thank you for your generosity and support of the furry companions of those in need through this community service project! We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!