MOBILE SPAY & NEUTER SERVICES: SURGICAL UTILITY VEHICLE (SUV)
Fall of 2010 marked the start of the Atlanta Humane Society’s SUV (Surgical Utility Vehicle) program. This program enables the Atlanta Humane Society to assist in the fight against pet overpopulation in the state of Georgia by travelling outside of the metro Atlanta area to perform low-cost spay and neuter surgeries to underserved communities.
The state-of-the-art mobile Surgical Utility Vehicle (SUV) was designed to provide spay and neuter services for individuals who are unable to access the Atlanta Humane Society wellness clinic.
How can I have a pet altered through the SUV program?
The SUV makes rounds to various locations outside the metro Atlanta area throughout the year providing low-cost spay and neuter services. Surgeries are scheduled by appointment only; walk-ins will not be accommodated. Scheduling is currently being conducted through local ambassadors (see chart below).
For more information on the SUV program, please contact your local ambassador or leave a detailed message on the Atlanta Humane Society’s SUV voicemail system at 404.974.2885. Messages left on the system will be returned within 48 hours (Tues-Sat). Please do not leave more than one message.
How much does it cost to have a pet altered?
The cost to have a dog or cat spayed or neutered on the SUV is $35 (CASH ONLY), and includes a complimentary rabies vaccination and microchip if needed. All payments are final: refunds will not be provided. You may also opt to receive an additional three day supply of pain medication for an additional $5 (CASH ONLY).
Is my pet eligible to be spayed and neutered through the SUV program?
Because the SUV program offers a high-volume spay and neuter environment and space is limited, the following are NOT ELIGIBLE for spay and neuter services through the SUV program:
- Pregnant/in heat/lactating
- 6 years of age or older
- Crypt orchid (undescended testicles)
- In poor general health/has pre-existing conditions
- Weighs more than 65 pounds
- Brachycephalic Breeds (ie: English Bulldog)
Please note that it is now mandatory that each pet spayed and neutered through this program will receive a small tattoo located near the incision site verifying that he/she has been altered.
Please click here for more information on the importance of spaying and neutering your pet and to find out more about our low cost spay and neuter program.
An updated schedule of SUV dates and locations are listed below:
Surgical Utility Vehicle Spay & Neuter Schedule
|December 4-5, 2013||Lumpkin County, GA||Local Ambassador: Lumpkin County Animal Control (706) 867-7297|
|December 11-12, 2013||Pike County, GA||Local Ambassador: C.A.R.E. Register Online: http://suvspaygeorgia.webs.com
|December 18-19, 2013||Habersham County, GA||Local Ambassador: Habersham Humane Society706.389.8311|
|January 8-9, 2014||Morgan County, GA||Local Ambassador: Humane Society of Morgan County - phone: 706.343.9977|
|January 15-16, 2014||Heard County, GA||Local Ambassador: Heard County Animal Control – 706.675.6908|
|January 22-23, 2014||Lamar County, GA||Local Ambassador: Dolly Goodpuppy – phone: 770.500.4433 email: firstname.lastname@example.org @gmail.com|
|January 29-30, 2014||Polk County, GA||Local Ambassador: Pampered Pets – phone: 404.671.5145|
|February 5-6, 2014||Habersham County, GA||Local Ambassador: Habersham Humane Society- phone: 706-389-8311 email: email@example.com|
|February 12-13, 2014||White County, GA||Local Ambassador: White County Animal Control- phone: 706.219.2689|
|February 19-20, 2014||Pike County, GA||Local Ambassador: C.A.R.E. – phone: 678.408.0062 email: http://suvspaygeorgia.webs.com/index.htm|
|February 26-27, 2014||Lumpkin County, GA||Local Ambassador: Lumpkin County Animal Control- phone: 706.867.7297|
* Additional dates will be added to the schedule as they become available