PETA's Mobile Clinics Division (MCD) spays and neuters hundreds of companion animals every week in Southeastern Virginia in three state-of-the-art mobile clinics. Each clinic is capable of spaying and neutering up to 28 animals per day. The staff consists of a licensed veterinarian, a licensed veterinary technician, a veterinary assistant, and an assistant who checks in each animal. The clinics operate an average of six days a week and travel from Virginia's Eastern Shore to Gloucester and from the Border Station in Chesapeake, Virginia, to Emporia and locations in between.
Since its inception in 2001, PETA's mobile clinics have helped to prevent the births and inevitable suffering of hundreds of thousands of unwanted dogs and cats in Virginia and North Carolina, all through low-cost or free sterilization surgeries.
In one year, an unspayed cat can give birth to 16 kittens, who can go on to reproduce in just four months. An unspayed dog can birth up to 12 puppies in a year. Cats and dogs can go back into heat just days after giving birth. Spaying and neutering by the MCD means that countless animals will never be left on the streets to fend for themselves, succumb to untreated injuries and illnesses, become the victims of abuse, or be turned over to an animal shelter and have to be euthanized because no one wanted them.
How MCD Helps
PETA staffers volunteer to go into low-income neighborhoods to distribute flyers about our low-cost spay and neuter program. The clinics park in these neighborhoods, which makes it easier for residents to take in their companion animals for surgery. If someone doesn't have transportation, we offer to transport his or her animal to and from surgery at no cost.
The mobile clinics park at animal shelters and humane societies and spay and neuter the animals who are up for adoption prior to their release so that there are no accidental pregnancies.
How You Can Help
Call on elected officials to pass mandatory spay-and-neuter laws in your state, county, and town. Also, sign PETA's pledge to end animal homelessness today, and always have your companion animals spayed or neutered.
Need Your Companion Animal Spayed or Neutered?
PETA's mobile clinics travel throughout the Hampton Roads, Virginia, region daily. Click here to find out when they will be in your area. Also, be sure to print out, fill out, and take with you the following forms when you visit the mobile clinic:
Also, if you would like more information, please call 757-622-7382 and select option 3.
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