Thank you so much for your interest in helping the animals of Austin. The following is EMANCIPE+’s “Wish List” of items or donations that would make the biggest impact on our mission of reducing animal homelessness. For more information about any of these items, or to make a donation, contact Jill Lally at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Mobile Clinic. Approximate cost: $200,000. Estimated impact: A fully equipped mobile spay/neuter clinic can accommodate approximately 7,000 surgeries per year. A mobile clinic allows us to reach the clients and animals most in need of our free or low-cost services because we bring the services directly to their neighborhoods. The conservative five-year impact of a new mobile clinic would be the prevention of well over 90,000 homeless puppies and kittens.
Pet Toys, Food, and Supplies. Approximate cost: varies. Estimated impact: Every Thursday – Saturday, the EMANCIPE+ Mobile Clinic travels to Austin’s lowest income neighborhoods to provide free spay/neuter and other vet services for pets in need. Many of these pets arrive with a collar made of rope or twine, or in a carrier made from a cardboard box. The people who bring them to us love their pets very much, but simply don’t have the money to provide little luxuries. Donations of collars, leashes, crates, toys and dog and cat food are special gifts for our clients and their treasured pets.
Clinic Supplies. Approximate cost: varies. Estimated impact: When you see as many patients as we do, you can never have enough cleaning supplies. Items such as Swiffer refills, bleach, paper towels, Magic Erasers. We’re also in constant need of gently used towels for each patient to snuggle after surgery.
Pulse Oximeters. Approximate cost: $1,000. Estimated impact: Pulse Oximeters are a vital piece of equipment that are used in surgical settings to monitor the heart rate and blood oxygen level of patients that are under the effects of anesthesia. The Pulse Ox is the first line of defense should a patient’s vital signs begin dropping. It allows the extra seconds needed in order to begin CPR and administer emergency drugs and can save lives.