THE MOBILE SPCA IS AN ADOPTION GUARANTEE HUMANE SOCIETY

The Mobile SPCA is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization whose mission is to provide compassionate care, shelter, food, and medical attention to the animals entrusted to us while promoting adoptions, spay and neuter initiatives, responsible pet ownership and community education.

Foster homes desperately needed!
We have the ability to move so many puppies and dogs up north and our municipal shelters have so many puppies they could transfer to us, but we have so little space at the shelter we are limited in what we can take in. We desperately need foster homes so we can get these puppies and dogs healthy, vaccinated and on the road to great homes up north. We have four transports scheduled in the next 5 weeks and we need dogs and puppies to fill up those buses. If you can foster, please let us know. We supply food, medical, crates, x-pens, newspaper - everything you need to care for puppies and we will move them in and out as fast as possible! Your help will be lifesaving and life altering!


Transporting to save lives!

We began our transport program on December 3, 2014 with the PetSmart Charities® Rescue Wagon®. Our very first transport was to the Fox Valley Humane Society in Appleton Wisconsin. We transported via the Rescue Waggin® through July 2016 when PetSmart Charities changed their focus and ended their transport program. During that time we transported 1,141 dogs and puppies to 16 different shelters in Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa and Ohio. Even though the PetSmart Charities® Rescue Wagon® stopped transporting in July 2016, through the help and support of PetSmart Charities our transport program continues!  

Currently the Mobile SPCA works with three destination shelters – Fox Valley Humane Association, Geauga Humane Society’s Rescue Village in Novelty, Ohio and Toledo Area Humane Society in Toledo, Ohio. Fox Valley comes to Mobile and picks up from our shelter. We transport through the ASPCA to Geauga Humane meeting the ASPCA’s Sally Silverman Rescue Ride in Birmingham or Atlanta. The ASPCA drives the dogs the rest of the way to Ohio. 

On April 4, we transported 46 dogs and puppies to Fox Valley. Fox Valley held an Adopt-A-Thon on April 8. The media hype was so intense all over the state that the Mobile SPCA was interviewed by a reporter from a Green Bay TV station via Facetime. Elise Utke, Fox Valley’s Bark Bus Coordinator, emailed the Mobile SPCA “the PR is so huge that we already have tons of applications for puppies that no one has even seen yet!” and that “maybe we will have to do an extra transport from you guys…I seriously can’t keep this shelter full.” And because our puppies and dogs were so healthy and could be altered and re-homed so quickly, on April 10 Elise said “we adopted every single dog on your bus within 3 hours. We ended up doing 93 adoptions [in 24 hours]. We are planning on doing it next year again, but would like to have at least 100 pups available. I know it sounds crazy but I know for a fact if we had 200 pups that day they would have all gone home. It was insane! I will be asking you for puppies in spring of next year. And lots of them.” Kelly Bowers, Shelter Operations Coordinator for Fox Valley said, “Mobile SPCA is one of the best partners we could ask for. They do so much for the animals in their care and are doing ground breaking work in their field and community. I believe our partnership is invaluable to the animals of Mobile and the surrounding area.”

Another plus of the transport program is that it allows us to take large breed dogs and puppies along with the small breeds from municipal shelters and owners. We would not be able to take many large breeds but for the transport program since it would be impossible for us to find homes for them locally. And Toledo can take a limited number of heart worm positive dogs - a serious problem down south!

To increase our capacity we are working even more closely with our municipal shelters. We are asking them to improve their vaccination protocol, to vaccinate on intake and to give us proper documentation of vaccines. If the dogs come to us with at least one set of vaccines they are healthier and can be transported quicker and with less investment on our part.  We are also letting the shelters know when space will be available so that our cages are not empty for more than 24 hours. We are also maintaining a “waiting list” of dogs and puppies so that once a transport leaves we will be ready to intake a new batch as soon as the kennel staff has cleaned the kennels.

We are also focusing on our foster program and have recently added a several new foster homes to our roster. When an owner is relinquishing a litter of puppies we make absolutely sure that the parents, if they can be found, are altered before we accept the litter. If the puppies are in a safe place we try to get the owners to keep the litter in their home until shortly before transport. We provide all of the medical care, food and supplies; the foster home provides the love and manpower. By doing this we are able to help more litters and the puppies normally stay healthier out of a shelter environment.



PET OF THE WEEK

 



My name is Wild Bill and I am a wonderful terrier! My owner was no longer able to care for me so I came here looking for a new home. I'm fully vetted and am a happy cheerful soul. I am a senior dog but just 18 pounds of love. If you are interested in Will Bill or any of our cats and dogs please call (251) 633-3531 or complete the online


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Don't forget we
recycle for cash!

Please bag up your aluminum and drop it by the office. Our own Mr. Roy crushes all the donated aluminum and bags it up for recycle. In 2014 he has crushed a whopping 3,341 pounds of aluminum and raised $2,461 — that aluminum means cash to buy supplies for the animals. We also recycle cell phones, old electric cords, Christmas lights, brass, copper, gold, silver and ink cartridges.

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Maddie's Fund

Mobile SPCA is a
proud recipient of
funding from Maddie’s
Fund® (www.maddiesfund.org),
helping to achieve a
no-kill nation #ThanksToMaddie.

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ADOPTION LOCATION
Pinebrook Shopping Center
3980 Airport Boulevard
Open 7 days a week
(251) 343-2227

Science Diet

All pets adopted through
the Mobile SPCA recieve a
free bag of Science Diet Food.
Contact office for details.

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