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.
PetSmart Adoption Saturday July 16
Petsmart Adoption ~ July 16 * 10 am
Because of the July 4th Holiday we will not be back at PetSmart for our regular dog adoption until July 16. We will need volunteers to set up at 9, work the adoption and break down around 2:00. Please let me know closer to the event if you can help. We will only bring as many dogs as we have volunteers so it is imperative that you let me know you are coming. We don't want anyone to come and not have something to do because they probably won't come the next time nor do we want more dogs than the volunteers can handle.
Get Ready for 4th of July Fireworks!
During the Fourth of July more pets go missing than any other time of the year. Please, keep your pets safely inside. Here are some tips to help keep your pet calm.
1.) Go for a long walk before celebrating. If you normally take your dog out for thirty minutes, take a two-hour hike instead! You want your dog to be completely exhausted. This way his brain will be so tired that he won't be able to concentrate on the fireworks.
2.) Turn on the radio, TV or even a fan. It is natural for dogs, cats and small animals to be afraid of loud noises. The sounds trigger their nervous system, and running away from the noise is a survival mechanism. If you can block the noise it may curb the "flight" response.
3.) Distract your dog. Once the fireworks go off, ask him to do some fun obedience behavior like shake, sit or down. This helps him focus on something other than the noise.
4.) Involve your dog's nose. Scents such as lavender or pine can help encourage your dog to relax.
5.) Stay calm. Don't feel sorry or frustrated. Don't blame the fireworks or the people setting them off. These negative emotions will just feed your dog's anxiety and it won't help the situation!
6.) Keep your dog on a leash. This will give you more control and help you prevent your dog from running off. And if your dog should slip out of the house this will make your pet easier to catch if he runs.
7.) Make sure your dog has I.D. If your dog does become lost, tags and microchips can get him back to you safely.
8.) Try a Thundershirt. You can purchase a Thundershirt or make your own by tying a t-shirt tightly around your pet as if you are giving him a hug.
Office Closed July 4 - 6
Rummage Drive Underway!
We are getting ready for our Fall Rummage Sale and we need your stuff now! Our volunteers are sorting and pricing and getting stuff ready. Please drop off your donations
Tuesday and Friday 8:30 to 5:00
Wednesday 10 to 5:00
Thursday 8:30 to noon
Saturday 10 to 3
Fresh Step Paw Points
If you use FreshStep Kitty Litter please save the points on the box for our kitties. We turn them in and get free toys for our shelter cats.
Puppy Season = Newspaper
It's that time of year - yes puppy season! And we need newspaper desperately. If you can, please remove the circulars - that are not absorbent - we would really appreciate it. We also need volunteers to flatten out the paper so if you can swing by for an hours or so we would be grateful for that as well!