Access to spay/neuter services means exactly that: bringing animals and services together. We've profiled successful spay/neuter programs that address transportation:
- Mobile programs bring services to the animals. They include traveling surgical vehicles and MASH programs in which temporary clinics are set up in borrowed facilities).
- Transport programs transport animals to and from a fixed clinic location.
All the programs profiled here provide high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter (HQHVSN) surgeries in the communities they serve.
Mobile Clinics with Onboard Surgical Suites
Spay/Neuter in the City
The ASPCA's mobile spay/neuter clinics take free spay/neuter to New York City's low-income neighborhoods.
So You Want to Start a Mobile Clinic
The co-founder of PetFix Northeast Ohio candidly assesses the challenges of launching and keeping a high-volume, low-cost clinic on the road.
Access via Horse and Buggy
PetFix Northeast Ohio and Geauga Humane Society team up to bring spay/neuter to rural Amish communities.
SNAP Houston: The Original Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic
SNAP Houston was the first mobile spay/neuter clinic in the United States. They're still serving greater Houston, Texas communities in need.
MASH Mobile Clinics with Equipment and Staff
These "MASH-style" mobile programs bring surgical equipment, supplies, and veterinary staff to set up shop in a temporary location.
Spay/Neuter Services for Rural Communities
Shelter Outreach Services (SOS) brings vets and equipment to communities in need and trains others to do the same.
So You Want to Start a MASH Clinic
In its early years, Humane Ohio provided free spay/neuter surgeries for cats at monthly clinics in the greater Toledo area.
Bringing Communities Together Around Spay/Neuter
The Montana Spay/Neuter Task Force empowers communities to take ownership of their pet overpopulation problem and the spay/neuter solutions.
The programs use customized vehicles to bring the animals to a bricks-and-mortar clinic for spay/neuter surgeries.
Humane Alliance: Model for Sustainable HQHVSN
Humane Alliance wrote the recipe for transport, partnerships, and high-volume, high-quality spay/neuter — and it's no secret.
So You Want to Start a Humane Alliance Model Clinic
Humane Alliance's National Spay/Neuter Response Team worked with Pets ALIVE to start a high-volume spay/neuter clinic in Bloomington, Indiana.
Transitioning to a Humane Alliance Model Clinic
Humane Ohio transformed their successful MASH spay/neuter clinic for cats into an even more successful high-volume fixed clinic for cats and dogs.