The Mobile SPCA is a limited-intake, adoption guarantee animal shelter. We maintain a waiting list for cats and a waiting list for dogs and take pets from the public as space comes available. Because of the transport program we are able to take dogs more quickly that cats.
Mobile SPCA Policy on Taking Cats
Depending on space we may be able to take cats or kittens from the public. We do not take feral cats or kittens. Occasionally we are able to take mothers with kittens or pregnant mothers that are friendly.
If we are not able to take the cat immediately, we will, with a current rabies certificate, put the cat on our website and www.petfinder.com as a courtesy listing. The cat or kitten must be 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 able to transport social puppies to shelters up north. If you have a litter of puppies you would like us to take please contact the office at 251-633-3531 for details. We will ask you to foster the puppies if at all possible until it is time to transport them or at least until they have two sets of vaccines.
Adult dogs must be heart worm negative and be able to pass a quick assessment to make sure they are good candidates for transport. The ride can be very stressful for some dogs and we don’t want to put them in jeopardy by sending them on a road trip across the country.
If the animal you need help with is a stray, it should go to the animal shelter to do “stray time” to give its owner the opportunity to find it. If take the dog and put it into our adoption or transport 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.
Other 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.