DENVER - As part of its goal to offer more spay and neuter opportunities for pets and reduce pet overpopulation, the Dumb Friends League recently unveiled its spay/neuter mobile clinic: the Meow Mobile.
The new Meow Mobile gives the Dumb Friends League more mobility to offer spay and neuter services for cats in under-served areas of metro Denver at reduced fees, subsidized by Dumb Friends League donors.
The Meow Mobile is a 33-foot, custom spay/neuter clinic built by LaBoit. The state-of-the-art surgery suite on wheels has two surgery tables, a surgery prep table, built-in kennels and a fully-functional office work-space with computer.
"With the new vehicle, we will be able to access more neighborhoods to perform more surgeries," outreach manager Tracy Koss said. "Thanks to this generous gift, we've been able to design a state-of-the-art vehicle from the chassis up and get important mechanical upgrades, as well."
The Meow Mobile is a gift from longtime Dumb Friends League supporter Henry Roath, a retired attorney with a big heart for animals. In 2001, his capital campaign gift helped establish the medical center at the Quebec Street shelter, where roughly 8,000 pets a year are sterilized prior to adoption and thousands more receive lifesaving care.
Last year alone, the two Dumb Friends League mobile units spayed and neutered 6,635 owned cats and dogs, with the Meow Mobile sterilizing 1,800 cats alone. Since the outreach program began in 2005, more than 36,000 owned cats and dogs have been spayed or neutered.
For more information about the Dumb Friends League mobile units, or to see the current list of upcoming clinics, visit ddfl.org/spayneuter or call (720) 241-7098.
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