From the website All4Paws:
Summary of Our Journey
Part of All4Paws Mission is “to support community spay/neuter initiatives that reduce unwanted dog and cat populations…”.
Currently All4Paws rents local veterinary surgery facilities and transports animals 80 miles each way for spay/neuter surgery. Acknowledging that this limited spay/neuter capacity limited what All4Paws could do, the All4Paws Board made a decision in 2019 to pursue our own surgery facility.
The result of initial efforts was the purchase of property adjacent to All4Paws campus. The next step was to develop a clinic layout based on published guidelines. This resulted in a 2500 sq ft building having an estimated total cost of $700,00. Knowing this would be hard to fund, the process started over assuming a 500 sq ft facility would work.
This thought process led us to a company Clinic In A Can that produces medical clinics from recycled shipping containers. While they had never built a veterinary clinic, together we developed our Spay/Neuter Clinic In A Can. Because of the novelty of the idea, we entered the idea in Petco Foundation and Jackson Galaxy Project annual INNOVATION SHOWDOWN Competition, a shark type competition funding innovative ideas.
The result was we became one of three finalists and ultimately were awarded $230,000 for our idea. The total estimated cost of the facility is $288,786.42 and we need an additional $58,000 to fund our clinic. https://all4pawssc.org/s-n-clinic-in-a-can/