The MASH is a program developed to specifically address the
pet overpopulation problem in under-served areas of Arkansas
with occasional diversions for major emergency rescue operations such as in New
Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and most recently, Vilonia, Arkansas for which the clinic
is uniquely suited. Originally launched
in 1998, our first mobile clinic was a utility vehicle which was converted into
a small surgery theater and provided services for Arkansas,
and parts of Missouri while they
developed local programs. Today, the
MASH serves Arkansas exclusively
and not only has a self-contained surgical unit, but provides living quarters
for our dedicated staff and veterinarian who spend large parts of each week away
from home to help combat pet overpopulation.
They handle pediatric sterilizations, sheltered animals, rescues, ferals
and pets owned by low-income, elderly and disabled Arkansans. The MASH provides low-cost sterilizations to
an average of 4900 companion animals annually, 34 animals per day, 3-4 days per
week, 47-48 weeks per year.
The MASH program works through the efforts of
local humane societies and municipal animal services and relies on volunteers in
each locality to bring low-cost sterilizations to pet owners in each area. For information on how to host a clinic, establish your own local program or the "In-clinic Clinic," e-mail us at email@example.com, or call 501-455-5400.