The Mobile SPCA is a limited-intake shelter and a Maddie's Pet Rescue Project partner. The goal of the Project is to create a no-kill community in the City of Mobile by ending the deaths of healthy and treatable animals in City Animal Shelter by 2015. This will be accomplished through several venues including an aggressive placement program of homeless adoptable animals from the City Shelter. The City Animal Shelter shares the project's goal and it is to that end the reason we take the majority of our dogs and cats from the shelter and place them into our adoption program.
Mobile SPCA Policy on Taking Cats
The Mobile SPCA is a limited-intake shelter, and depending on space, MAY be able to take cats or kittens from the public that are healthy, friendly, feluk-checked and feluk-free, ringworm-free, current on all vaccinations, and have current vet records in hand. We do not take feral cats or kittens. We would prefer the pet be spayed or neutered. Since we are a Maddie's Pet Rescue Project partner, we will first advise you to take the cat/kitten to the City or County animal shelter, depending on where you live, or provide you with alternatives and information as to how to find a home for your cat/kitten.
We MAY be able to take mothers with kittens or pregnant mothers that are healthy, friendly, have been vet-checked, are feluk- and ringworm-free as space becomes available. One kitten feluk-checked in the litter will meet the feluk-check requirement. Space is limited, especially during kitten season.
If the owner cannot or is not willing to have a vet check and get all current vaccinations, we will, with a current rabies certificate, put the cat on our website and www.petfinder.com
as a courtesy listing if the cat or kitten is friendly and in good health,. A full Purrsonality Profile must be completed and submitted along with a copy of the current Rabies Certificate and a photograph in order for us to post the pet. All people calling about "courtesy listing" pets are referred to the current pet owner for final approval and placement. The pet owner and new owner make all arrangements on transferring pets, etc.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT FERAL CATS/KITTENS. We do not have the volunteer power nor the cage space to take and tame feral cats. Sadly, if we tie up a cage on one feral cat, by the time we tame it (and many times they cannot be socialized enough for public adoption), we have put a dozen tame, loving, healthy and friendly cats in jeopardy.
Mobile SPCA Policy on Taking Dogs
The Mobile SPCA is a limited-intake shelter, and the majority of dogs/puppies in our adoption program come from the local animal shelter so in most cases we are not able to take dogs/puppies from the public. Since we are a Maddie's Pet Rescue Project partner, we will advise you to take the dog/puppy to either the City or County Animal shelter depending on where you live. We will also provide you with alternatives and information on how to find a home for your dog/puppy.
If the animal you need help with is a stray, it must go to the animal shelter to do "stray time" to give its owner the opportunity to find it. If we were to put the dog into our adoption program we would have to vaccinate the pet and do other preventative health care to protect the dogs already in our care. If the dog is subsequently redeemed by the owner we have wasted valuable money on an owned dog and we cannot recoup those costs. We will have also tied up limited kennel space for an owned dog that we would have used for a homeless dog.
Once stray time is completed and if the dog was not been redeemed from the shelter, the animal is evaluated for adoption. At this time, the Mobile SPCA may take the animal into its adoption program: there are no guarantees that we will do this as it all is determined by available kennel space.
Options on placing "owned" dogs through us are:
If the dog is healthy, friendly, heartworm-checked, heartworm-free or is having heartworm treatment, current on all vaccinations, has no bite history or aggression issues, and has current vet records in hand the owner can, with prior approval and review of vet records, bring it to one of our adoptions. The owner must stay with the pet and take it home in the event that it is not placed. The dog must be spayed or neutered to come to our adoption. We can help with financial aid toward the cost of the surgery if the owner cannot afford it. We will screen potential adopters, however, the owner will have the final say on the placement of the dog.
If the owner does not want the pet to go to one of our adoptions and the pet is healthy, friendly, and has a current rabies certificate, it can be listed on our website and www.petfinder.com
as a courtesy listing. A full Canine Personality Pet Profile must be completed, a photograph of the pet and a copy of the current Rabies Certificate is required to post the pet. All people calling about pets on the website are referred to the current pet owner for final approval and placement. The pet owner and new owner make all arrangements on transferring pets, etc.
We do not place biting or aggressive dogs.
We reserve the right to refuse listing a pet on our website for any reason.