The ASPCA spay/neuter van targets high-abandonment neighborhoods.
Shelters and rescue groups have long offered low-cost spay/neuter surgeries in hopes of making a dent on the homeless pet population. It's hard to measure the effect of these programs, but a new focused initiative is hoping to increase the impact.
To measure the effectiveness of the program, the ASPCA is collecting data to compare the number of abandoned pets in the targeted neighborhoods before and after the program. This study will also be one of the first to look at actual numbers instead of relying on anecdotal evidence.