PETA Mobile Vet Clinic
Nikita was found abandoned by a PETA fieldworker during the worst of Hurricane Irene. His only shelter from 70 mile-per-hour winds and driving rain was a piece of plywood barely covering a corner of the minuscule pen that he was trapped in.
Nikita was rescued from the storm in the nick of time, and as soon as he was well enough, he was neutered through PETA's mobile spay-and-neuter clinic program.
PETA's mobile veterinary clinics offer low-cost or free spaying and neutering and other veterinary care to the indigent community near our Norfolk, Va., headquarters. You can help PETA continue to provide these lifesaving community programs with a special gift today.
PETA's three mobile clinics work to help animals in the border areas of Virginia and North Carolina, which has one of the highest rates of homeless dogs and cats in the country. These state-of-the-art, mobile clinics have had a dramatic impact on reducing the number of unwanted and abandoned animals throughout the region. Since this lifesaving program's inception in 2001, PETA has spayed or neutered more than 70,000 dogs, cats, and rabbits—including feral cats and aggressive dogs whom many other clinics simply refuse to handle. The program averages 900 sterilizations a month, and with your help, we hope to do even more!
Our mobile clinics are impressive, eye-catching vehicles, funded by PETA donors and featuring celebrity friends like Simon Cowell and Los Angeles Lakers forward Ron Artest—stars who make people look at the messages about adopting, getting dogs and cats fixed, and not chaining! We've recently expanded our fleet with a new clinic, and you can watch the dedication video here.
The issue of animal homelessness is urgent—a real matter of life or death. Unwanted animals are left on the street to fend for themselves. They succumb to untreated injuries and illnesses, become victims of abuse, or are turned over to animal shelters, with little hope of adoption. Our spay-and-neuter program is a simple and effective way to prevent the births of any more unwanted companion animals.
PETA staffers go into low-income and underserved neighborhoods and distribute fliers about the mobile clinics. We then drive in one of the clinics to make it easy for the residents to deliver their animals for surgery. Those who can't make it are picked up from home, delivered to the clinic, and driven back home at the end of the day through our one-of-a-kind transport program. We also visit underfunded animal shelters so that we can spay and neuter animals before they are adopted into loving homes.
The mobile clinics are equipped with the newest technology. The medical technicians run a safe and efficient program that allows for at least 25 sterilizations on the van each day. And then, thanks to PETA's work, there is no need to find homes for the offspring of the animals who have been "snipped"!
Please support our vital work to care for neglected animals and stop animal overpopulation.
PETA is working to bring about a day when every companion animal born has a good home waiting—when animal homelessness is non-existent. Until that time, we will continue to expand our spay-and-neuter services and care for the animals who are being neglected.
Thank you for all that you do for animals.
Ingrid E. Newkirk