In an effort to combat the spay/neuter crisis in Buncombe Co., and to increase accessibility to low-cost animal care services in the community, Asheville Humane Society is raising money for a Mobile Medical Unit. This unit, primarily to be parked at 14 Forever Friend Lane, will streamline operations, decrease animal stay length, and increase community support. Help us reach our $75,000 goal!
We met our goal!
With your help, we were able to raise $70,485 and meet our matches! We are so thankful for your support and cannot wait to see how the Mobile Medical Unit will shape pet care in our community.
Asheville Humane Society is committed to ensuring that every companion animal we adopt into the community is spayed/neutered (S/N). However, the demand for S/N appointments is simply too high, meaning animals in our care take up valuable space while waiting for surgery. A longer length of stay for animals leads to overcrowding and overcapacity, increased risk of illness/disease outbreak, and behavioral challenges. We are currently flooded with requests for S/N from the community, with waitlists as long as 3-4 months for community-owned pets.
For these reasons, we are proud to introduce a new mobile medical clinic to address the growing demand for S/N services in Buncombe County.
Streamlined Operations– Increase efficiency by reducing the need to outsource procedures and allow for additional in-house surgeries. This will save costs and reduce the need for staff to coordinate with outside clinics.
Reduced length of stay – Improve the health and welfare of shelter animals by ensuring timely spay/neuter surgeries before adoption, minimizing their cost of care, and improving their chances of finding permanent homes.
Increased community support – Provide a dedicated source of low-cost spay/neuter services for the community, promoting responsible pet ownership and reducing the animal overpopulation problem.
The 37-ft clinic will feature a surgery suite and prep/exam area, allowing for 3,144 surgeries in its first year!
Quad Surgical Light: $3,150
Electric Exam/Prep Area: $3,950
Anesthesia Machines: $12,200
Digital Scale: $900
Surgical Instruments: $14,000
Instrument Stand: $120
Oxygen Concentrator: $2,000
Bair Hugger Recovery Warmer: $1,200
Warm Water Surgical Heating Blanket: $716
Pulse Oximeter: $1,700
Bringing care to animals one ride at a time
As the only open-admission shelter in Buncombe County, we need your help to get animals out of the shelter and into loving homes as quickly as possible.