The Spay Pod is a partnership between Animal Balance and local non-profit, Kauai Community Cat Project or KCCP. The Spay Pod will provide ongoing free and affordable spay/neuter services for cats on the island of Kauai. The Spay Pod is a shipping container that has been converted into a surgery unit. It is ideal as it provides a sterile, comfortable, yet efficient size of space for high volume cat surgeries. The Spay Pod will be located in a convenient, central location which is yet to be determined.
The Spay Pod will operate 2 days a week, sterilizing 70 cats per week, or 3,640 per year. We will have local, specially trained veterinarians and technicians who will staff the Pod, plus a team of trained volunteers to handle registration and release, instruments, cleaning and all other non-medical tasks. All cats will be spayed or neutered, microchipped, ear tipped, vaccinated and given internal and external parasite treatment. Community cats will be free, owned cats will be charged $25 per cat and we will not tip the ear.
The Spay Pod, combined with Animal Balance’s planned MEGA-MASH and targeted TNR clinics, means that by the end of 2019, a relatively short time span, we will have the capacity to sterilize over 70% of Kauai’s community cats. At this point, the island’s cat population will naturally level off and then, over time, decline. A program driven and supported by the community will inevitably garner political support. Kauai will be a shining example to all islands around the world of what can be achieved when we work together and share resources to save all species.
The Spay Pod will be the first permanent spay/neuter clinic operated by Animal Balance and we couldn’t be more excited! We look forward to working with all of our friends and partners on the island of Kauai to make the Spay Pod possible! If you are interested in volunteering or becoming a Spay Pod Sponsor, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!