The ASPCA National Spay/Neuter Project focuses primarily on helping agencies implement spay/neuter programs in communities with populations of less than 250,000 in a 60-mile radius. Our research has determined that three models of spay/neuter clinics are appropriate and sustainable in such communities:
- In-clinic spay/neuter clinics
- MASH-style spay/neuter clinic
- Mobile spay/neuter clinics
Because each community has unique needs and circumstances, the ASPCA works with participants to recommend the program model that is the best fit for the community. Factors such as geography, population density, community income level, existing spay/neuter resources, and an agency's ability to fundraise all have a role in our recommendation.
||How it Works
||Examples of Success
||Your spay/neuter program uses the facility and equipment (but not the staff) of an existing veterinary practice, animal hospital, animal shelter, or veterinary college when these facilities are not in use, such as on weekends.
||Oklahoma Spay/Neuter Network, OK
||Your program sets up its equipment and performs surgeries at non-veterinary locations, such as schools, warehouses, or other spaces in your service area.
||Shelter Outreach Services, NY
||Your program uses a vehicle outfitted with an onboard surgical suite. Your surgical team travels to various locations in your service area to perform surgeries.
||ASPCA Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinics, NY