Dog Days

Fido Fixers, a unique non-profit



The group’s first mobile unit

Between them, friends Lisa Wysocki, Susan Maounis and Suzanne Steinberg can claim the affections of twenty or so dogs, many of them beloved rescues. “When we talk about our dogs, we sometimes have to stop and count,” laughs Lisa.

Add in their collective menagerie of cats and a few horses and you have serious pet lovers.

Yet for these Greenwich moms, their earnest belief that all pets deserve nurturing homes extends beyond their backyards. In 2012 they launched fido fixers, a unique non-profit which addresses a problem the women say is plaguing many rural American animal shelters—the inability to financially support essential spaying and neutering programs.

Ultimately, that void can lead to aggressive kill policies at overwhelmed shelters.

“The amount of rescue animals being transported up here from the rural South was a bottomless pit,” Susan explains. Through prior volunteer work with local animal shelters, “we were finding amazing dogs coming out of desperate situations. The more we asked why, the more we understood the spaying and neutering needed to happen, but it wasn’t, and dogs and cats were dying because of it.”

Through grassroots fundraising and their volunteer efforts (no one associated with Fido Fixers is paid) the nonprofit buys and outfits specialized vans that bring spay and neuter services to remote shelters.  

Already, more than 1,500 dogs and cats have been sterilized since Fido Fixers delivered its first $150,000 van—essentially a mobile veterinary hospital on wheels—to Macon County, Georgia, in May 2013. A second van was scheduled for delivery to rural Tennessee in late October and plans for a third are in the works.

The help is so desperately needed Fido Fixers has a wait list with calls coming in from shelters all over the country desperate for help. “Our goal is to help as many of these wonderful animals as we possibly can,” says Lisa.

To learn more about Fido Fixers or make a donation visit FidoFixers.org


A volunteer from Fido Fixers in Macon, Georgia, snuggles an Italian greyhound puppy

 

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