Spotlight: Mobile Resource Center

By Dr. Jessica Serbin, Clinic Services Associate Veterinarian

Have you seen our truck out on the road? It’s actually much more than just a vehicle – we call it our Mobile Resource Center (MRC), and it’s a fully functioning surgical suite on wheels! The MRC allows us to provide low-cost feline spay/neuter surgeries and vaccine services to communities in our area that may lack access to affordable veterinary care.

The MRC offers the following services:

  • Spay and neuter surgeries
  • Vaccines
  • Medical treatment for conditions such as infections, ear mites or intestinal parasites
  • Flea prevention
  • Microchipping
  • Ear tipping for feral cats to mark them as altered and vaccinated

The program has grown exponentially since it was established in 2009, helping us reach more communities than ever before. At each clinic, we examine, alter and vaccinate approximately 30 cats.

Last year, we held 72 clinics in eight counties and surgically altered about 2,000 cats. This success would not have been possible without our 17 partner organizations.

The MRC is a vital resource for Animal Friends’ work toward ending pet overpopulation in our region. We are extremely proud of what we have accomplished with the MRC and look forward to increasing our impact even more this year.

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