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Mobile Veterinary Clinic


The Sam Simon Foundation’s mobile veterinary clinic travels throughout Los Angeles providing
FREE spays and neuters to cats and dogs belonging to low-income families.

To schedule an appointment, call 1-888-364-7729

 
 

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    MOBILE VETERINARY CLINIC INFORMATION

 
** PLEASE NOTE **
WE ONLY ACCEPT REQUESTS FOR SPAY/NEUTER APPOINTMENTS BY EMAIL AT requests@ssfmobileclinic.org.
MESSAGES LEFT ON OUR HOTLINE FOR SPAY/NEUTER REQUESTS WILL NOT BE RETURNED.

REQUESTS FOR SURGERIES THAT ARE NOT SPAY/NEUTER, HOWEVER, MAY BE MADE EITHER BY E-MAIL, OR BY LEAVING A MESSAGE ON OUR HOTLINE.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT OUR NEW WEBSITE: www.ssfmobileclinic.org.
 
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DO MY PET AND I QUALIFY?
   1.  INCOME - Your total household income must be less than $40,000 per year. One of the following forms of proof must be
presented at the time of surgery:

current tax returns
a recent paycheck stub
proof of government aid, such as SSI, WIC, Healthy Families, AFDC, Medi-Cal, food stamps, or student financial aid.
   2. PET’S AGE
Minimum age for cats and dogs: 4 months.
Maximum age for dogs 50 pounds and over: 5 years.
Maximum age for dogs less than 50 pounds: 7 years.
Maximum age for cats: 7 years.
   3. PET’S WEIGHT
Dogs must weigh a minimum of 5 pounds, and a maximum of 100 pounds.
Measure 24 inches or less from the top of the head to the ground while in a standing or sitting position.
Cats must weigh at least 4 pounds.
 

 

GETTING AN APPOINTMENT 
All surgeries must be scheduled in advance. Since we go strictly by appointment, animals who are not pre-scheduled will not receive services.

* Please note that due to an overwhelming demand for our services, we will not be accepting requests for our spay/neuter clinic until further notice.  If you submitted a request for a spay or neuter appointment prior to October 1, 2009, you have been added to our waitlist.  If you are unable to wait until you are contacted, click here to view a list of low-cost spay/neuter clinics.

Once you are given an appointment, please be advised of the following guidelines:
1. Your pet must eat between 8pm and 10pm the night before surgery.
2. No food after 10pm; no water after midnight. Food and water must continue to be withheld the morning of surgery.
3. All dogs must be brought on leashes or in a standard pet carrier.
4. All cats must be brought in a standard plastic or cardboard cat carrier. We will not accept cats who are brought in any other type of container, such as a pillowcase, bird cage, regular cardboard box or plastic bin. Furthermore, be advised that we only allow one cat per carrier.
5. You will be given your pick-up time the morning you drop off your pet. You MUST return at the exact time you are given. Pick-up time is typically between 12:00 and 2:30pm.
 

 

1.   You must arrive on time. If you are late, you will lose your appointment.
2. Bring the confirmation number given to you at the time your appointment was scheduled.
3.   Bring proof that your household income is less than $40,000 per year. Failure to do so will result in the loss of your appointment. A list of acceptable forms of proof can be found under DO MY PET AND I QUALIFY?.
4.   Your pet/s must stay in the car while you check in with our reception staff, and must remain in the car until you are told by a staff member to bring them directly into the clinic.
5.   Be prepared to wait up to two hours from the time of your appointment until the time you are seen. Please note that we do not take animals into the clinic on a first-come, first-serve basis; rather, the medical staff decides the order of intake based on the species, size and sex of the animal.
6.   You must return at the exact time you were given to pick up your pet. We are a mobile clinic, and we leave at the end of the day. Since we do not have a boarding facility, any animals left at the clinic past pick-up time will be deemed abandoned, and will be taken directly to the local animal shelter.
*Occasionally, the release time that you were given in the morning will change as the workday progresses. As a result, you must leave at least two working telephone numbers with our staff so that we may contact you in the event that the pick-up time has been changed.
7.   If you are unable to bring your pet to the clinic yourself, the person doing so must bring:
1.  a photocopy of your Driver License, state I.D. or passport
2.  proof of your income
3.  either a signed note granting The Sam Simon Foundation permission to perform surgery on your pet and releasing it from liability
                  – OR –
  click here to download the Information and Release form.
* If you are unable to print out the Information and Release form, the person bringing your pet must be able to accurately answer all the questions on it while at the clinic, or your pet will be turned away.


IF YOUR PET IS NOT RETRIEVED BY THE ASSIGNED PICK-UP TIME, S/HE WILL BE DROPPED OFF AT THE LOCAL ANIMAL SHELTER. YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL ASSOCIATED CHARGES.

 

 

AFTER YOUR APPOINTMENT 
When you drop off your pet in the morning, you will be given a sheet of paper with complete post-operative instructions.
Click here to view the post-op instructions.
Other useful information:
The Sam Simon Foundation’s mobile clinic uses dissolvable stitches on all spays and neuters, so pets do not need to return to get stitches removed.
All dogs are sent home with pain medication, as well as instructions on how to administer it.
All male dogs are fitted with e-collars to prevent the chewing of stitches.
Kitty litter should be replaced with shredded newspaper for a minimum of three days after surgery to protect the incision site from irritation.


 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT OUR CLINIC 
  Services are provided for cats and dogs only.
  We only allow surgery to be done on two pets per household for every four-day period.
  Only two animals will be released to each family. So, for example, if a friend has an appointment the same day as yours, we will not release their pet/s to you if it means exceeding our “two pets per car” policy. We will, however, make an exception if the pet’s owners are accompanying you.
  Our services are only offered to private families; we do not provide services to either private or organized rescues.
  You must have had your pet for a minimum of two weeks before bringing him or her in for an appointment.
  If your pet is due for vaccinations, we will administer them at the time of surgery.
  Pregnant cats & dogs are accepted. (*Please note that if your pet is spayed while pregnant, she will not produce a litter.)
  Cats and dogs who are in heat are accepted.
  Umbilical hernias can be repaired at the same time as sterilization. (Inguinal hernias are repaired only on Free Surgery Clinic days. Click here for more information.)
  Dogs with one or two undescended testicles are accepted for neutering.
  Deciduous puppy teeth may be extracted at the time of sterilization.
  Conditions that may either temporarily or permanently disqualify your pet from surgery include: kennel cough, upper respiratory infection, epilepsy, ringworm, sarcoptic mange, some heart murmurs, or if your pet has been hit by a car within the previous two weeks.
Kennel cough is found in dogs. It is characterized by a persistent cough that sounds like the dog is trying to clear his throat. The cough may be accompanied by discharge from the eyes and/or nose. If your dog appears to have kennel cough, please wait two weeks past the time you last saw him coughing until bringing him in for surgery.
Upper respiratory infections (URI) are found in cats. URI is characterized by excessive sneezing, and possible discharge from the eyes and/or nose. If your cat appears to have an upper respiratory infection, please wait two weeks from the time you last saw him sneeze until bringing him in for surgery.
 

 

   

We are a 501 C3 non-profit organization privately funded through the generosity of Mr. Sam Simon so we do not accept any public donations.
WE OFFER THESE SERVICES FREE OF COST TO ALL RECIPIENTS OF OUR PROGRAMS.

 

Mail inquiries: The Sam Simon Charitable Foundation
30765 Pacific Coast Hwy #113
Malibu, CA 90265