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Prevent A Litter Veterinary Hospital

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: The mission of Prevent A Litter Veterinary Hospital is to eliminate the killing of healthy, otherwise adoptable companion animals simply because they are surplus and cannot be placed in loving homes. PAL plans to accomplish this goal by providing high quality, affordable, and accessible spay/neuter services to the public without regard to income or geography.

Results: We have successfully performed over 100,000 spay and neuter surgeries since opening in 1999. We also offer low-cost vaccinations and testing to keep companion animals in their homes when caretakers cannot afford these services elsewhere.

Target demographics: Reduce or eliminate euthanasia of companion animals through high quality, affordable spay and neuter.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 5,300 animals, including almost 3,600 cats, almost 1,700 dogs and almost 80 rabbits.

Geographic areas served: Richmond, Virginia. But we do not have any geographic limitations.

Programs: Spay and Neuter: Spayed and neutered over 100,000 dogs, cats, and rabbits since opening in 1999. We provide vaccinations, heartworm testing and prevention, microchipping, etc. on a walk-in basis for animals who are already spayed or neutered. We provide limb amputations, growth removals, wound treatments, eye enucleations, hernia repairs, and many other life saving and life improving surgeries free or at a discount.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



Rating: 5

My cats (all fixed at PAL) approve! I've been going to Prevent a Litter (PAL) for 20 years just a little after they opened with my own pets as well as feral cats that I trap, neuter and return. I've also referred relatives, neighbors, and countless others to them for spaying and neutering their pet dogs, cats, and rabbits. These are often low income, unemployed, or retired people who would not be able to afford the services of a regular vet. (Anyone, however, can go.)

PAL has such a deep compassion for animals and an understanding of what drives the problem of pet overpopulation. They are efficient and make the most of their small space. Dr. Asbury and his vet staff are a true gift to not just the greater city of Richmond but the broader geographical area. They have gone the extra mile to help me in difficult situations with with tail amputations for a cat with a bloody nub, various wound repairs, and eye removals -- all at a low cost. I've never been disappointed.

Because PAL is non-profit, their prices are very affordable. But that also means they run on thin margins, so **PLEASE SUPPORT THEM** like I do! I give as much as I possibly can, especially in light of the pandemic when there is so much need. Every little bit helps. Look on their website for ways you can make a difference!


Client Served

Rating: 5

I love PAL. My first experience with PAL was mind boggeling. I had started taking care of an 89 year old lady who broken down on the side of the road. She had 13 feral cats. I called PAL and they made special arrangements for me to bring them in. I was going to pay for all of them myself because my friend was living on around $550 a month.. PAL made arrangements with someone who came in and told me they would cover the cost of everything except abortions and shots. I was floored by this generosity! Since that time I have taken all of my animals to PAL, to include 4 dogs and and at least 6 feral cats and I have recommended them to everyone I know who has pets. The medical staff is awesome. My females had better surgery than I did. The last of my ferals died last year. Recently two more showed up and are making themselves at home. They will be making their trip to PAL soon.


Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been taking pets to Prevent a Litter for a number of years. They provide excellent care for a very reasonable price. I could not afford to take in as many abandoned animals if it were not for this marvelous clinic.