The Spay Pod
As MASH teams are now grounded, AB and Animaloha have joined forces to create Spay Pod Consulting. So far, we have given advice to our colleagues in the Bahamas, the outer Hawaiian islands, the canary islands and more. This is the future of spay/neuter in rural areas and on islands.
Take a container and turn it into your own spay pod. Let us show you how!
What is the SPAY Pod?
To contact The Spay Pod staff directly, please call 808-650-2720
The Spay Pod is a half shipping container which has been converted into a veterinary surgical unit! It is ideal as it provides a sterile, comfortable, yet efficient size of space for high volume, high quality, cat sterilization surgeries. The space can be increased by adding pop up tents outside for registration and recovery stations. The Spay Pod is semi-mobile, and is always located in a convenient, central place on island. Currently the Spay Pod is located at Kealia Farms in Kealia (near Kapa'a).
The Spay Pod operates one to two days a week, with the capacity to sterilize 70 cats per week, and has sterilized over 1,000 cats so far this year. Our veterinarian, Dr. Katie Spaulding and technician, kDen., are specially trained in high volume, high quality spay/neuter techniques, allowing them to safely and efficiently provide sterilization for up to 40 cats per day. They work alongside a team of specially trained volunteers who handle registration and release, instruments, cleaning and all other non-medical tasks. All cats are spayed or neutered, microchipped, ear tipped, vaccinated and given internal and external parasite treatment.