Help Support our Spay and Neuter Initiative

Petco Foundation’s Innovation Grant Showdown awarded us $230,000 towards our Clinic in a Can spay and neuter concept!

Click here to watch Innovation Showdown.

THANKS to some wonderful donors and with the proceeds from our Silent Auction, we have raised the funds needed to pay the balance for the Clinic building and major medical equipment!!! This is a significant milestone made possible by many generous and compassionate supporters.

Thank you for your support!

To operate the clinic we must stock the clinic with supplies and want to build a fund to help us provide free spay/neuter services to area pet owners in need.

Please consider donating to support our Spay and Neuter Initiative.

OR
Send a donation via check to: All4Paws, 708 Petigru Drive, Pawleys Island, SC 29585
Check written to All4Paws with “Clinic In A Can” in the memo.

Thank You!!!

Why Spay/Neuter Clinics Are Important!

Every day thousands of dogs and cats are euthanized in the US because there are more animals than adopters – an overpopulation problem created because of insufficient low-cost spay/neuter capacity. There are over 48 million dogs and cats that need spay/neuter surgery including feral cats and companion dogs and cats that reside in areas with limited veterinary services. Realizing that adoptions alone will not end the needless euthanization of dogs and cats, more low-cost spay/neuter capacity is needed. Because the typical spay/neuter clinic is expensive to build and costly to operate, only very large rescue organizations that represent only 13% of rescues can afford. To create the required spay/neuter capacity a new model is needed that will empower medium size rescues like All4Paws to afford their own spay/neuter facilities.

Summary of Our Journey

Part of All4Paws Mission is “to support community spay/neuter initiatives that reduce unwanted dog and cat populations…”. Currently All4Paws rents local veterinary surgery facilities and transports animals 80 miles each way for spay/neuter surgery. Acknowledging that this limited spay/neuter capacity limited what All4Paws could do, the All4Paws Board made a decision in 2019 to pursue our own surgery facility. The result of initial efforts was the purchase of property adjacent to All4Paws campus. The next step was to develop a clinic layout based on published guidelines. This resulted in a 2500 sq ft building having an estimated total cost of $700,00. Knowing this would be hard to fund, the process started over assuming a 500 sq ft facility would work. This thought process led us to a company Clinic In A Can that produces medical clinics from recycled shipping containers. While they had never built a veterinary clinic, together we developed our Spay/Neuter Clinic In A Can. Because of the novelty of the idea, we entered the idea in Petco Foundation and Jackson Galaxy Project annual INNOVATION SHOWDOWN Competition, a shark type competition funding innovative ideas. The result was we became one of three finalists and ultimately were awarded $230,000 for our idea. The total estimated cost of the facility is $288,786.42 and we need an additional $58,000 to fund our clinic.