Hit the Road Jack
During the spring and fall, Teddy is knee deep in dogs and cats.
Teddy is the Fort Peck MASH (Making Animals Safe and Healthy) Unit Director. She also drives a bus for the school system during the academic year. During the spring and fall, though, Teddy is knee deep in dogs and cats.
She has been involved with spay and neuter clinics held on the Fort Peck Reservation in northeastern Montana for over ten years. The accomplishments of the MASH unit are endless, but Teddy is still not satisfied.
She wants (and needs) to do more! Given the explosion of stray animals on her reservation, Teddy needs to work fast to get ahead of the game.
A mobile MASH Spay and Neuter clinic was needed to help prevent more population explosions.
The grand plan... purchase a semi truck/trailer combo, retrofit the trailer into a mobile MASH Spay and Neuter clinic and "Hit the Road Jack." Sounds like a cake walk, right? It's not. Teddy is very aware of the limited resources a clinic of this type has available to purchase this type of equipment.
Thankfully, loyal RAR program donors and animal lovers pulled together and helped make it possible to purchase a mobile unit. Now, MASH's dream of possessing their very own mobile spay and neuter clinic is much closer.
Teddy is not being greedy by wanting a large truck and 55 foot trailer — she's being realistic, and quite frankly, a visionary. If MASH is going to hit the road and put a dent in (the) overpopulation of animals on her reservation (and eventually others), bigger is definitely better. If it's bigger, more surgical tables can be set up, more vets can perform surgeries, and ultimately, more animals can be sterilized.
One female cat and her offspring can produce over 400,000 cats!
Everyone involved is eager to help MASH out overpopulation on the Fort Peck Reservation and ultimately other communities struggling with this problem.
Why? According to animal welfare organizations, in six years, one female dog and her offspring can be the source of 67,000 puppies! One female cat and her offspring can produce over 400,000 cats!
Fort Peck MASH is mashing out overpopulation in their community — but they certainly can't do it alone!
There is an enormous need, but together we can help make a difference! Thank you!