Free spay, neuter services continue
Dallas Animal Services, Dallas Companion Animal Project, Spay Neuter Network and the SPCA of Texas continue to offer free surgeries and vaccinations for both owned pets and community cats through March 2015. Pets that do not have a current city registration will also be registered at no cost.

Make appointments by calling 214-324-4349. Caretakers of community cats should call 214-814-0161 or email for assistance. Owners and caretakers must provide proof of residence at the time of surgery.

The free services are part of the Big Fix for Big D Initiative, which has already spayed and neutered some 20,000 cats and dogs in Dallas since the program’s inception three years ago.

Ready For Hillary Tour Bus to stop in Fort Worth for rally
Tarrant For Hillary, a local organization of Hillary Clinton supporters urging the former secretary of state to seek the presidency in 2016, will host the Ready for Hillary Tour Bus, 5:30–7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 17, at Cowtown Diner, 305 Main Street in Fort Worth. Tour the bus and join Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth, for a complimentary reception. Other local officials will share brief remarks.

Dallas ISD seeks literacy tutors
Dallas ISD is looking for literacy tutors to volunteer one hour a week. Volunteer tutors are matched with two students from first to third grades and asked to spend at least 30 minutes with each student per week. Visit or contact 972-925-5440 or for more information.

Classical music’s biggest stars ‘Sing for Hope’ to cure HIV/AIDS
Sing for Hope, a New York City based national non-profit organization that helps artists give back to their community, gathered more than 70 of classical music’s biggest stars, to create a new classical music CD: “An AIDS Quilt Songbook: Sing for Hope.” Proceeds from the album will support amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research funding critical HIV/AIDS cure-focused research. The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, whose executive director was recently profiled by the Voice, inspired the album. The album is available for purchase nationwide $19.95 via iTunes, Amazon and retail stores.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition December 12, 2014