Emancipet in Killeen needs your help after burglars broke in and stole about 30 thousand dollars worth of merchandise.   The incident happened sometime on Sunday, June 1.  The thieves got away with the clinic’s three computers, medicines, medical supplies and equipment.  They also vandalized the place.

Burglary Damages/Photo by Grazyna Musick


According to Amy Mills, Emancipet’s chief executive officer, insurance will cover some, but not all of the theft and damages. The insurance deductible alone is $5,000.  Emancipet is also planning to enhance security measures with new camera and alarm systems, which will cost more money.


“Gifts of any size will help us bounce back from this and be stronger than ever,” Mills says. “We are a resilient organization, but we also depend on community support.”


To give, go to https://emancipet.org/donate/, mail checks to Emancipet Killeen at 208 West Avenue A, Killeen, Texas, 76541, or drop a gift off at the office during business hours. Gifts are tax-deductible.


Emancipet will be open as usual on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. for preventive veterinary services, and will be doing surgeries by appointment.


Emancipet says there are between 7,000-8,000 homeless animals per year in Bell county, and approximately half are currently being euthanized.  You can see why Emancipet's low cost spay and neuter services are needed in Killeen and Bell County.  Since February the clinic’s nine employees have already performed 1,314 spay/neuter surgeries (on 918 dogs and 396 cats) and had 1,672 preventive veterinary care appointments.


For more information visit www.emancipet.org/killeen.