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.


The Mobile SPCA receives more than
$70,000 from 
PetSmart Charities® to
fuel new spay/neuter program in Mobile

  

In 2016 the Mobile SPCA placed 563 cats and 437 dogs locally, and transported 626 puppies and adult dogs to shelters in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Ohio. The Mobile SPCA assists with over 1,000 spay/neuter surgeries each year through our $10 off coupon. Additionally, the organization assisted many other pet owners who could not afford the surgery even with $10 off.  


“While the transport program is very successful, we know it is just a band-aid on the real problem of unaltered cats and dogs” said Mobile SPCA’s Executive Director, Janine Woods. “To help alleviate this breeding problem, we applied for and received a grant from PetSmart Charities, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, to offer spay/neuter assistance to approximately 1,000 pets in 2017. There will be a $20 co-pay for each surgery and the Mobile SPCA will reimburse the participating veterinary clinic the remaining cost of the surgery,” Woods added. You must be a resident of the City of Mobile or Mobile County.


“With the help of the Mobile SPCA, local pet parents will have easy access to more affordable spay/neuter procedures for their pet,” said Kelly Balthazor, regional relationship manager at PetSmart Charities.  “Through this effort, this organization is taking a proactive approach to preventing unplanned litters and reducing pet homelessness in Mobile.”


PetSmart Charities aims to proactively prevent pet homelessness through increased spay and neuter efforts.  With the help of animal welfare partners, such as Mobile SPCA, PetSmart Charities has funded over 1.4 million spay and neuter surgeries in the U.S. since 2009.    


Owners must contact the Mobile SPCA for details, a voucher for the surgery, and a list of participating veterinarians.  For more information call the Mobile SPCA at 633-3531.

 

About PetSmart Charities:

PetSmart Charities, Inc. is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets.  Each year nearly 500,000 dogs and cats find homes through our adoption program in all PetSmart® stores across the U.S. and sponsored adoption events.  Each year millions of PetSmart shoppers contribute to PetSmart Charities to help pets in need by making donations on a pin pad at the register.  PetSmart Charities efficiently uses 90 cents of every dollar to support its mission of finding lifelong, loving homes for all pets.  PetSmart Charities grants more money to directly help pets in need than any other animal welfare group in North America, with a focus on funding adoption and spay/neuter programs that help communities solve pet overpopulation.  PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization, independent from PetSmart, Inc.  PetSmart Charities has received the Four Star Rating for the past 13 years from Charity Navigator, an independent nonprofit that reports on the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of nonprofits, placing it among the top one percent of charities rated by this organization. 


 




9th Annual Spay-ghetti Dinner Is March 9!
In order for this event to be hugely successful and raise a lot of money for the spay-neuter program we need your help! We are very grateful that CARRABBA'S is donating vegetarian sauce, pasta, salad, dressing and bread! We still need several good donations:
  • 20 home-baked desserts
  • DONATED - Parmesan cheese - Diann Ragazzo
  • DONATED - Olive oil - Mockingbird Cottage
  • DONATED - Salad dressing - Jody Stanford
  • Bottle of spirits for the Chest of Cheer
  • 40 loaves of French bread (Walmart, sliced into 13 pieces)
thank you to our dessert bakers - Marie Johnson, Peggy Taylor, Jody Stanford, Jan Bailey, Charlotte Stephan, Betty Lawley, Diann Ragazzo, Brianna Roney, Greg Watts, Carol Hunter, Judy Rayfield, Wilma Lott, Paula Cash, Jennifer and Hailey Clifton, Brenda Howard, Karen Green, Anne Taylor, Margaret Johnson, Lynda Ledbetter, Virginia McClinton

thank you to our sauce makers - Bay Catering, Robin Strickland, Peggy Taylor, Betty Lawley, Brenda Howard, Margie Irby, Kimberly Wilson, Mark and Karen Bohentin, Buddy Rice, Judy Rayfield, Paula Cash, Virginia McClinton

thank you to our chest of cheer donors - Melissa Perdue, Sarah Schlenk, Buddy Rice, Karen Bohentin, Joe Miller


a special thank you to Carrabbas 
for pasta, sauce and salad!

Last year we spayed, neutered or assisted with over 2,000 surgeries in Mobile County! Imagine how many unwanted litters of kittens and puppies there would have been without this life-saving program. Please, help us alter at least 3,000 in 2017. If you can make a food donation, please contact Janine.
 
We need raffle items!
Spay-ghetti will be here before you know it!

Donations for the Spay-ghetti Raffle are desperately needed. Can you donate a prize, gift card, basket? We need a lot of prizes to make this event successful. Please contact Jody if you can help!

So far our grand prizes are a $200 gas gift card, Chest of Cheer and Corn Hole Game! Plus lots and lots of regular raffle items like delicious homemade cakes, bread, crafts, gift cards, and more!
And you can get your raffle tickets online or call the office for information. You do not have to be present to win except for the cakes and perishable gifts! 

A list of donated raffle items will be posted in the next Howler, on our website and on Facebook. 

Gift Cards Are Great Raffle Items!
Did you get a gift card for the holidays you just will never use? Do you have a business that would don
ate one? Gift cards for practically anything - food, services, supplies - are excellent raffle items! If you can donate a gift card please let Jody know or send it to the office! All gift cards are appreciated.



We have had several people promise gifts cards, gift baskets and raffle items including Boudreaux Veterinary Clinic, Mobile Chiropractic Associates, Rachel Reeves Kidd, Brenda Howard and Rachel Allen.

Big Raffle Items! 
$200 Gas Card
efco DS2200 TR Trimmer from Alexander Hardware
One Night Stay at the Renaissance Battle House Hotel donated by Margo Gilbert and Casey Smith
Corn Hole Game donated by Kimberly Wilson
Designer Fragrance Collection donated by Elaine Barnes, Color Specialist

Raffle items collected so far:

J.Laurie Shoe Boutique $100 Gift Card from Jan and David Rideout

Watercolor prints from Jan and David Rideout 

Snowball, Framed Print donated by Tammy Evans

Basket from Mockingbird Cottage and Pat Rhue

$50 Montego’s Gift Card

Modern Art Painting donated by Lellybelly Paintings

Cat Basket donated by Jo Newell

Papa Murphy’s Pizza Gift Certificates

Ceramic Yard Art by Janine Woods

$25 Shrimp Basket Gift Card donated by Robin Strickland

1 week of Doggie Day Care from Walks and Wags

2 Tickets to Chickasaw Civic Theatre donated by Diana Cox

Scentsy Basket and Warmer donated by Judy Hammond

Diffuser with Essential Oils by Judy Wilson

4 Jags Baseball Tickets & State Farm Goodie Bag by Rachel Reeves

Watch Charm Bracelet donated by Betsy Hopson

Homebaked Carrot Cake by Karen Green

Hacienda San Miguel Gift Card donated by Margaret Johnson

Pan of Homemade Cinnamon Rolls by Margaret Johnson

$100 Gift Card donated by Laura Kay Nursery

$25 Gift Card from Wedges Resturant

Brunch for Two at Via Emilia 

Wreath by Julia May

Garden Turtle donated by Christine Erdman

Flour Girls Gift Cards for Cupcakes or Cakes

$25 Walgreens Gift Card donated by Patti Mitchell

Tea Set donated by Ginny McClinton

Cat Basket Donated by Shelia Polansky

Glenmont Wall Clock donated by Cynthia Tallant

27X45 100% Cotton Printed Area Rug donated by Cynthia Tallant

Two Framed Sand Paintings donated by Melanie Landry

Two Framed Metamorphosis Prints donated by Melanie Landry

Spa Silver Basket donated by Melanie Landry

Spa Canvas Basket donated by Melanie Landry

Burgundy Throw with 3 Aromatherapy Roll–Ons donated by Melanie Landry

Shower Flower Basket donated by Melanie Landry

$10 Dunkin Donuts Gift Card donated by Krisha Howell

Turtles with Toasted Pecans, Caramel and Dark Belgian Chocolate Handmade by Judy Rayfield
Raisin Clusters with Dark Raisins and Belgian Dark Chocolate Handmade by Judy Rayfield

Black and White Shih Tzu Blanket

Two Rag Rugs by Abigail Reeves

Hand Painted Decorative Pieces by Abigail Reeves

The Shamrock Lace Collection  Belleek Vase donated by Karen Green

Blue Stoneware Bowl 

Thank you for supporting the Mobile SPCA Adoption Program through your rummage sale donations!
Our warehouse is FULL to the brim - it is going to be a great sale!

Please hold any further rummage donations until after April 5th. We regret we don't have more room! 
 
We can still accept JEWELRY and RECORD ALBUM donations-now through March 22.

Due to lack of space, FURNITURE donations will be accepted
the week before the big sale - March 14th - 22nd (only)


NEWSPAPER PLEASE!
We have over 100 puppies and we desperately need newspaper. If you can take out the circulars that would be great but not mandatory! Please drop them by the office during business hours!





PET OF THE WEEK

 



My name is Betty Boop - I'm not grumpy but I must confess I am working on a little behavior problem...I give love nibbles! When you pet me I will occasionally not be able to help myself and give you a little bite (nibble!). People here have taught me not to do this by blowing a puff of air in my face when I slip but sometimes I forget and have to be reminded again.... I would be better in a home with no small children or other cats. I think I could boss around dogs if I need to though. I love to play with my catnip toys and I like a big fluffy blanket that I can "make biscuits" on. I love laying near a window where I can see the world and daydream. I have beautiful long gray hair and I am 2 years old. If you are interested in Betty Boob or any of our lovey cats and dogs please call (251) 633-3531 or complete the online


pet adoption questionnaire >>



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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Vetary
Finance pet treatment with Vetary and give back to our pet shelter!
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.

Petsmart

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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