DogsTrustUSA Spay/Neuter vouchers - for dogs only - are distributed daily by appointment.
Please call the office at 633-3531 to make an appointment.
To be eligible to receive an DogsTrust spay/neuter voucher for your dog, you must live in one of the following zip codes: 36541 • 36544 • 36587. To prove residency in one of these zip codes they can bring in a current driver’s license or utility bill.
You must also be on Medicaid, WIC, SNAP or disability or are considered to be at or under 250% of the federal poverty level. Residents can prove their eligibility by bringing in tax returns from the previous year, pay stubs or a letter of award from Medicaid or Disability.
If you do not qualify please call the office and we will gladly email you a $10 Off Coupon. If you need any more information or assistance, please call the office at 633-3531.
Mobile SPCA RECEIVES $50,000 GRANT FROM PETSMART CHARITIES® TO INCREASE ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE VETERINARY CARE IN SOUTH MOBILE COUNTY, AL
February 12, 2020 — MOBILE, AL – One of the most common reasons pets are surrendered to local shelters is the lack of affordable pet wellness, training and education programs. Due to cost and other barriers, pets in under-resourced communities often do not have access to basic veterinary care such as spay/neuter services, vaccinations, dental care and other medical and preventative care.
With a $50,000 grant from PetSmart Charities, the Mobile SPCA aims to support pets and pet parents in south Mobile County in need of these services by providing subsidized veterinary care including, a spay/neuter surgery and health check, one set of vaccines, rabies vaccines and dewormer. The organization anticipates assisting 450 dogs and 125 cats with this grant.
“While we wish we could offer this tremendous program county-wide we are focusing our efforts on pet parents living in under-resourced communities in an area south of I-10, where affordable pet care is hard to come by,” said Janine Woods, Mobile SPCA executive director. “These pet parents will have access to services with a $20 co-pay, and a list of covered zip codes can be found on our website and Facebook page.”
“As one of the oldest continuously operating charitable organizations in Alabama, Mobile SPCA has proven to be an invaluable resource to the community, and we’re thrilled to lend our continued support to its work to support local pets and pet parents,” said Kelly Balthazor, regional relationship manager at PetSmart Charities. “This effort to provide accessible and affordable pet care removes many barriers that pet parents face when trying to provide care for their beloved pets, and ensures more people and pets stay together.”
Since 1994, through its partnership with nearly 4,000 humane societies, SPCAs and pet rescues across North America, PetSmart Charities has helped more than 9 million pets to find loving homes via its in-store adoption program in over 1,650 PetSmart® stores. The leading funder of animal welfare has also donated nearly $400 million, to positively impact communities, to connect people and pets, to help preserve families and to improve access to veterinary care through initiatives like this with Mobile SPCA.
For more information or to make sure you qualify please call Mobile SPCA at 251-633-3531, visit mobilespca.org or the Mobile SPCA Facebook page.
About PetSmart Charities®
PetSmart Charities, Inc. is committed to finding lifelong, loving homes for all pets by supporting programs and thought leadership that bring people and pets together. Through its in-store adoption program in all PetSmart® stores across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, PetSmart Charities helps to find forever homes and families for nearly 600,000 shelter pets each year. PetSmart Charities also provides grant funding to nonprofits aligned with its mission. Each year, millions of generous PetSmart shoppers help pets in need by donating to PetSmart Charities using the PIN pads at checkout registers inside PetSmart stores. In turn, PetSmart Charities efficiently uses more than 90 cents of every dollar donated to fulfill its role as the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, granting nearly $400 million since its inception in 1994. Independent from PetSmart Inc., PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization that has received the Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator, a third-party organization that reports on the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of nonprofits, for the past 16 years in a row – placing it among the top one percent of charities rated by this organization. To learn more visit www.petsmartcharities.org.
$10 OFF Coupon Also Available
The Mobile SPCA offers a $10 off coupon that helps reduces the price of the surgery. Please call the office and we will be glad to email you a coupon. If you still need assistance please complete the online Spay/Neuter Assistance Application.
Preferred Veterinarian List
We have some great prices from some of our preferred veterinarians! Be sure to ask what all the fees will be before you book your appointment. Below is a list of veterinary hospitals that work with the Mobile SPCA and that honor our spay/neuter coupons:
- Animal Care Center West — 8740 Moffett Rd. Suite A, Semmes 36575 • 649-5556
- Animal Hospital of Mobile — 6354 Airport Blvd., Mobile 36608 • 344-8878
- Azalea Animal Hospital — 1957 Hurtel St., Mobile 36605 • 479-4566
- Ark Animal Clinic — 3625 Springhill Memorial Dr. S., Mobile 36608 • 342-2956
- Bel Air Animal Hospital — 2811 Airport Blvd., Mobile 36606 • 476-2020
- Beltline Animal Hospital — 1212 South Beltline Hwy., Mobile 36609 • 343-7110
- Bit-N-Spur Animal Clinic — 120 S. University Blvd., Mobile 36608 • 344-0871
- Citronelle Vet Clinic — 8485 State St., Citronelle 36522 • 866-2451
- Companion Vet Hospital — 825 N. Martin Luther King Dr., Mobile 36610 • 452-2131
- Dauphin Street Pet Clinic — 3170 Dauphin St., Mobile 36606 • 471-4450
- Duke Animal Clinic — 1962 Schillinger Rd. S., Mobile 36695 • 633-9633
- Eight Mile Animal Clinic — 2940 Saint Stephens Rd., Mobile 36612 • 330-0607
- Grand Bay Animal Clinic — 9700 Grand Bay Wilmer Rd., Grand Bay 36541 • 865-3494
- Highlands Veterinary Hospital — 5596 Highway 90, Theodore 36582 • 345-4114
- Irby-Overton Veterinary Hospital — 1123 Schillinger Rd. N., Mobile 36608 • 633-4857
- Mitchell Animal Clinic — 9201 Cottage Hill Rd., Mobile 36695 • 338-2591
- Moffett Road Vet Clinic — 5016 Moffett Rd., Mobile 36618 • 344-3921
- Oasis Pet Clinic — 3351 Laurendine Rd., Theodore 36582 • 973-1455
- Old Shell Road Small Animal Hospital — 2658 Old Shell Rd., Mobile 36607 • 471-2536
- Parkway Animal Hospital — 2551 A Dauphin Island Pkwy., Mobile 36605 • 479-1133
- Rehm Animal Clinic, Schillinger Rd — 75 Schillinger Rd. N., Mobile 36608 • 633-7297
- Saraland Vet Clinic — 1222 Highway 41 S., Saraland 6571 • 679-0370
- Schillingers Heart of Dixie — 1551 Schillinger Rd. N., Semmes 36575 • 645-1955
- Skyline Veterinary Hospital — 4141 Government Blvd., Mobile 36693 • 661-5677
- Spring Hill Animal Clinic — 43488 SpringHill Ave, Mobile, AL 36608 • 343-5033
- Theodore Veterinary Hospital — 5761 Highway 90, Mobile 36582 • 653-7831
- Tillman's Corner Veterinary Hospital — 5842 Three Notch Road, Mobile • 661-5244
- Town & Country Animal Hospital — 359 Voctoria Drive, Mobile 36595 • 633-7386
- TLC Veterinary Hospital — 2320 Snow Rd. N., Semmes 36575 • 649-6709
- University Animal Hospital — University Blvd. S., Mobile 36609 • 344-9828
- Wesson Animal Clinic — 7705 Cottage Hill Rd., Mobile 36695 • 633-2509
- Westside Veterinary Hospital — 2410 Dawes Rd., Mobile 36695 • 633-8444
Why Spay / Neuter
Since the Mobile SPCA is a private, non-profit organization, our money for spay and neuter assistance must come from grants and donations and is therefore limited. We endeavor to help as many people as possible, but must concentrate our efforts on hardship cases.
Spaying and neutering helps dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives. Spaying and neutering can eliminate or reduce the incidence of a number of health problems that can be very difficult or expensive to treat. Spaying eliminates the possibility of uterine or ovarian cancer and greatly reduces the incidence of breast cancer, particularly when your pet is spayed before her first estrous cycle. Neutering eliminates testicular cancer and decreases the incidence of prostate disease.
Pet overpopulation continues to be a major problem in Mobile and Mobile County. The Mobile SPCA works to educate pet owners about the importance of spaying and neutering their pets. Many pet owners have refused to have their animals spayed or neutered because of the expense involved, they are not aware of the health and behavioral benefits associated with spaying and neutering or unfounded myths.
The Mobile SPCA can provide financial assistance for spay/neuter to people who qualify. If you think you qualify, please download and complete the Spay-Neuter Assistance App.
You will be contacted by a staff member within two weeks. If it is an emergency situation and it is necessary for you to be contacted sooner, please call us and let us know after you have submitted your application.
Myths About Spay / Neuter
MYTH: My pet will get fat and lazy.
FACT: The truth is that most pets get fat and lazy because their owners feed them too much and do not give them enough exercise.
MYTH: It is better to have one litter first.
FACT: Medical evidence indicates just the opposite. In fact, the evidence shows that females spayed before their first heat are typically healthier. Many veterinarians now sterilize dogs and cats as young as eight weeks of age. Check with your veterinarian about the appropriate time for these procedures.
MYTH: But my pet is a purebred.
FACT: So is at least one out of every four pets brought to animal shelters around the country. There are just too many dogs and cats – mixed breed and purebred.
MYTH: I don't want my male dog or cat to feel like less of a male.
FACT: Don't confuse your emotional needs and relationships with your pet's instinctive hormonal responses. Pets don't have any concept of sexual identity or ego. Neutering will not change a pet's personality. He doesn't suffer any kind of emotional reaction or identity crisis when neutered.
MYTH: My children should experience the miracle of life.
FACT: But will they? Even if children are able to see a pet give birth (which is unlikely, since it usually occurs at night and in seclusion) the lesson they will really learn is that animals can be created and discarded as it suits adults. Explain to children that preventing the birth of some pets can save the lives of others.
MYTH: I want my dog to be protective.
FACT: Spaying or neutering does not affect a dog's natural tendency to "defend his own turf". And, he'll be less likely to wander off.
MYTH: But my dog (or cat) is so special, I want a puppy (or kitten) just like her.
FACT: A dog or cat may be a great pet, but that doesn't mean her offspring will be a carbon copy. Professional animal breeders who follow generations of bloodlines can't guarantee they will get just what they want out of a particular litter. A pet owner's chances are even slimmer. In fact, an entire litter of puppies or kittens might receive all of a pet's (and her mate's) worst characteristics.
MYTH: Only females need to be fixed.
FACT: But how do those females get pregnant? A male pet can easily father 750 offspring in his lifetime. And if he gets into the neighbor's yard and mates with the wrong pet, her owner could sue.
MYTH: It's too expensive to have my pet spayed or neutered.
FACT: They're cheaper in the long run than caring for the litters! Financial assistance is available from the Mobile SPCA. License fees for spayed or neutered pets are cheaper. The one-time cost of surgery is much cheaper than treating abscesses, wounds from accidents and bites, cancer, uterine diseases and male genital problems.
MYTH: I'll find good homes for all the puppies and kittens.
FACT: You may find homes for all of your pet's litter. But each home you find means one less home for the dogs and cats in shelters who need good homes. Also, in less than one year's time, each of your pet's offspring may have his or her own litter, adding even more animals to the population. The problem of pet overpopulation is created and perpetuated one litter at a time.
You may be surprised to learn that most of your pet's offspring do, eventually, end up at an animal shelter. In 2010 close to 10,000 dogs and cats were euthanized at Mobile shelters because there were no homes for them.