We're Fresh, Unique and Different
A new era in animal welfare has arrived.
The VOCAL Community Clinic and Resource Center is the first of its kind in Marion County! In 2015, our founders, Linda Norman, Kate Rengel and Lauren Carpenter initially envisioned a low-cost spay neuter clinic to stop overpopulation as its source and to provide support for people who care for unwanted and under-resourced pets. Today, the VOCAL Community Clinic and Resource Center is often a lifeline to pet parents who need veterinary care for their animal, but find it prohibitively expensive.
VOCAL’s Tammy Green Daniels Fix the Future Fund was originally created to assist caregivers with the cost of spay-neuter to prevent more births of unwanted animals with no place to go. As we began to understand the challenges and barriers to our mission of solving the homeless pet problem, our dream expanded to meet more of the needs of our animal community.
Fixing the future for our community's pet population is so much more than spay and neuter surgeries. Pets need preventative care, and pets need relief from the pain of ear infections, decayed teeth, allergies, and skin issues. Sometimes they need life-saving surgeries that were just not financially feasible for some owners, leaving euthanasia as the only solution. VOCAL's Community Clinic and Resource Center has helped pet parents avoid that painful decision and instead given them the gift of life.
Keeping pets in their homes (and out of shelters) by providing medical and food resources to pet parents who need a little help, was the next step and VOCAL took it. Providing resources to rescue organizations such as reduced cost surgeries, low-cost dental care, and pet food from our warehouse enables them to help more animals. Providing solutions for feral cats and helping their caregivers with spay-neuter, medical care for hurt or sick cats, and food ensures that colony cats can live healthy lives outdoors and gives needed support to the people who love them.
We believe that keeping pets in loving homes is a multifaceted approach. Through our Project FEED program, we provide food assistance for over 3,000 animals in our local Marion County community. At our Community Clinic, we offer vaccines, routine procedures, and life-saving surgery, all at an affordable cost. Through our TNR (trap-neuter-return) program, we offer assistance to caregivers of feral cats in order to control the homeless cat population while keeping community cats safe, healthy, and thriving.
COURAGE AND COMMITMENT
The Vocal Community Clinic and Resource Center offers healthy pet services to the public through our monthly Shot Clinics. We also offer low-cost spay-neuter services to the public as well as our rescue partners. Additionally, we offer low-cost specialty surgeries and wellness services.