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Mobile Society For Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals (Mobile SPCA)

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: The Mobile SPCA is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization whose mission is to provide compassionate care, shelter, food, and medical attention to the animals entrusted to us while promoting adoptions, spay and neuter initiatives, transport, responsible pet ownership and community education.

Target demographics: Cats and dogs

Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2017 we took in 1,304 dogs and puppies and 506 cats and kittens. We found homes locally for 308 dogs and 430 cats. We transported an additional 876 dogs and puppies up north!

Geographic areas served: Mobile, Alabama

Programs: Our programs include transport, rescue, adoption and spay-neuter assistance. We rescue pets from unsafe or inhumane situations, transfer them from local municipal animal shelters or take them from the public. They are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, vet checked, microchipped, groomed and readied for adoption or transport. Pets are offered for adoption in our office, on our website and at off-site adoption clinics. We also work closely with several national organizations to transport dogs and puppies to communities where there are no puppies and few dogs. We also offer spay-neuter assistance through our $10 off coupon and $20 voucher program.

Community Stories

24 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Leanne P.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted 3 cats from the Mobile SPCA. They have been wonderful additions to my large family. The staff and volunteers at the Mobile SPCA are great! They do a great job at keeping the animals as clean and healthy as possible. They truly have the animals best interest at heart and place them into wonderful homes that fit for each animal.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a photographer in the Mobile area. I love everything about photography. Several years ago, I gwas informed that the Mobile SPCA needed someone to take photographs of their dogs and cats to help them get adopted. I sent an email to Janine Woods, Executive Director of the Mobile SPCA and she was happy that I would volunteer to be their photographer.

On the first day I arrived at the Mobile SPCA I had mixed emotions about what I may be about to see in the facility. However, I was amazed how clean and well kept this facility is. These people genuinely care about the health, safety, well being and plight of the animals in their care. The animals all receive vet care, spay/neuter, food, love, exercise and special individualized attention.

The Mobile SPCA has been the victim of scandalous accusations, theft and any other issues you can imagine. Some people, that are not accepted for the adoption of an animal, get angry and lash out. However, the Mobile SPCA scrutinizes their applicants and choose the best home and environment for every animal in their care. They do their very best to insure that these animals will be going to their forever home with love, vet care, safety and security.

I have also adopted a pup from the Mobile SPCA and am so grateful that they are in our area to rescue and rehome these wonderful pets.

Don’t shop. . . please adopt!

doxiejs

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have adopted five pets from the SPCA and volunteered for many, many years. The animals are loved and well cared for by the dedicated staff. They also take the responsibility of placing the animals in just the right home.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Great, hard working staff and great group of volunteers that all have a passion for animals and their welfare.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at Mobile Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals since 1997. I have seen this organization grow from struggling to place a few dogs and cats to finding forever homes for hundreds of pets every year, both locally and through transport to shelters in the north. Our organization has done great work under the leadership of our Executive Director, Janine Woods, and the hard work of a small staff and many volunteers. I am proud to be a part of this organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with the Mobile SPCA for over 20 years. I have seen it grow from a small organization that placed a few dogs and cats a year to what it is today where hundreds of dogs and cats find forever homes annually. Janine Woods, our Executive Director, has brought our organization from its small beginning to the great success that we enjoy today. Janine has inspired many volunteers to join her in making a difference to the dogs and cats in the Mobile area through local adoption, spay neuter programs. transporting dogs to the northern areas where they can find eager adopters, etc. I'm proud to be a small part of this fine organization.

pappabs0

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Mobile SPCA is responsible for connecting us with Pepper, our endlessly sweet, 4-year-old hound mix. Pepper had been abandoned the previous month and, when found, she tested positive for heartworms. The SPCA made the adoption process incredibly easy and was able to provide direction and encouragement to our concerns about adopting a heartworm-positive dog.

Today, Pepper is heartworm free and is one of the happiest dogs in the world -- her tail hardly ever stops wagging!

Foster W.

Donor

Rating: 5

We have a great team of dedicated staff and volunteers all united to give the dogs and cats in our care a wonderful and happy life. I have made a lot of lifelong friends in this group of great people. And all four of my dogs came from the Mobile SPCA and they are of course the best dogs ever!

MarciaMathis13

Volunteer

Rating: 5

About thirty years ago, I began volunteering with the Mobile SPCA. We have so many rescue groups in our area, but lots come and go, because sustaining a responsible animal rescue is hard work and takes a lot of money. Over the years I've seen how the countless volunteers and the staff who work on site go above and beyond to assure that the animals in our care are treated with love and compassion until they find their forever families. I'm proud to say that I volunteer with such an outstanding group that has given me purpose and passion, as well as pets who have shared my life and made it more abundant that I could ever hope.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

About 25 years ago, I decided I wanted to volunteer with an animal rescue group in my area. I chose the Mobile SPCA because it had been around longer than any other group and had a strong presence in our community. I've been volunteering ever since! Those of us in animal rescue know it's sometimes a thankless job; sometimes we receive criticism for things we can't change or control; sometimes the sheer sadness of what humans do to animals makes our hearts heavy. But through it all, we have a great staff, fantastic volunteers, supporters who have been with us for decades, and friends we can always count on. I love the Mobile SPCA!

Donor

Rating: 5

great dogs & cats, have adopted all my animals for the past 12 years from the Mobile SPCA.
The staff is very kind & friendly. Facility is always clean and the animals are well cared for

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Best group of staff & volunteers to work with. Hard working and dedicated staff that really care about the animals in their care. I have adopted all of my pets through the Mobile SPCA.

judyrayfield

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at the Mobile SPCA for years because I believe in the organization and the work they do. Everyone there is dedicated and do the best they possibly can to get the animals new homes. I work in the rummage area where we raise money with two sales a year. I also sell items that were donated to Mobile SPCA on eBay to raise extra money.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Mobile SPCA took a tiny kitten I found into their program and provided it with vetting and care that I could not afford. They found it a good home as well. THANK YOU to the MSPCA!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I adopted my first dog, Stella, from the Mobile SPCA in 2006 and since then, have adopted 2 more fur babies, all of which I absolutely adore! About 8 years ago, I began volunteering because I wanted to be a part of the wonderful things they were doing. I cannot say enough good things about the staff and volunteers at the Mobile SPCA. The love, compassion and dedication for the animals they rescue is evident in all that they do. I am extremely proud and fortunate to be associated with such a wonderful group and all the animals they go above and beyond to help!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

13 years ago I adopted my first dog from the Mobile SPCA. Then about 6 years after that I adopted my second dog from them and decided to start volunteering. The employees and volunteers really care about their mission and always go above and beyond to ensure the welfare of the animals in their care, as well as making sure they go to the best homes possible! I wanted to be a part of that, and now I have been for the last 7 years. I enjoy every chance I get to help out and I've since even adopted a third furbaby from them!

Client Served

Rating: 5

These folks were wonderful, helpful, engaging, happy to be helpful and their cats were just beautiful. I adopted a young Siamese who unfortunately had had an eye infection but was on the recovery road. He is such a joy, playful, energetic, beautiful and in great health. He came with all his information, a small bag of kitten food, a goody bag, shots, tags and micro chipped, what a great deal. His new name is Lotus and he will be loved so very much, thanks again to Mobile SPCA!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of volunteering, fostering and adopting from Mobile SPCA for a number of years and I cannot say enough about how the organization is managed, the care given to each and every animal, the quality of animals they rescue and the attention they pay to anyone wanting to adopt. It is an amazing facility, they work very hard to keep their standards up and they succeed. I would not give my time, energy and money to this organization if it was not what it is; a very worthwhile and worthy nonprofit!

Brenda H.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first volunteered in the late 80's when the office was on Glenwood St. My life got so busy that I wasn't able to continue, but returned about 4 years ago and have tried to do my share in volunteering. I adopted my chiweenie 13 years ago and last year a mixed chihuahua from the MSPCA. The staff and other volunteers are committed to their job and are wonderful to work with!! I know we can't do it all, but what we do is with love and hope that we can make a difference!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for this organization for the last 5 years or so and continue to be faithful due to what I see transpiring there. I have seen animals in the worst conditions due to neglect, abuse or abandonment come back to life and go on to a furever, loving home. I have adopted there myself and can’t tell you how much it has changed my life. I love coming home to my Rama who’s is nicknamed the “Parrot Cat”. As soon as I walk into the door, he is jumping up onto my shoulders where he lays his head down and purrs loudly. I am a happy cat mom and it is all due to the Mobile SPCA!

Donor

Rating: 5

The Mobile SPCA gets a million votes of support from me - and a sustaining membership. Every penny, every staff minute, and every volunteer minute goes to animal welfare. The staff are well-trained, up-to-date on best shelter practices and work tirelessly for the best possible outcome for every animal in their care. I have visited many shelters and this is the best-run ever. Mobile SPCA is an asset to our community.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My relationship with the Mobile SPCA began in 2007 when I adopted an English Springer Spaniel at one of their offsite adoption events. I have been consistently impressed with their dedication to homeless animals in our community. They work side by side with our municipal shelters and breed rescue groups to find homes for so many unwanted animals in South Alabama. Their staff has always been accommodating and very professional. I have also been excited to see them expand their use of social media to promote adoption and to reunite lost pets with their owners. They have consistently sought out funding via grants to help provide spay-neuter assistance to the citizens of Mobile as well as partner with other high quality animal adoption agencies in other areas of the country. We are very fortunate to have the Mobile SPCA in our community.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The most hard-working, kind-hearted and dedicated group of people I've ever had the pleasure of working with. The Mobile SPCA is top-notch.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We adopted both of our poodles from the Mobile SPCA. They love animals and give them the best of care before placing them in loving homes. All pets are vaccinated, fixed, wormed, heartworm tested and microchipped.
Mobile is very fortunate to have such a dedicated humane society.