Spay-It-ForwardDr Jeffrey young graduated from Colorado State University School ofVeterinary Medicine in 1989. He established Planned Pethood Plus, Inc(PPP) in 1990. PPP is best know for its low-cost mobile neuteringservices, Native American Reservation work, and training of veterinariansfrom around the world in more efficient surgical techniques. Dr. Young hasserved on numerous Human Society boards and has been an advisor frommobile surgical units all across America. He has founded his own non-profitgroup called Planned Pethood International. Planned Pethood Internationalwas established to help fund spay/neuter work and veterinary training fromits new state of the art veterinary hospitals in Bratislava, Slovakia andMerida, Mexico. Dr. Young believes his human ethics come from being anAnimal Control Officer during his veterinary college training. He is mostproud of having personally sterilized over 165,000 animals in the last 20years, and he is an outspoken proponent of early age neutering forcompanion animals population control. Dr. Young is driven by a simpleunderlying mission “to significantly reduce companion animaloverpopulation through out the world.” “Think Globally Act Locally “
Spaying-It-Forward• Enhance the sustainability of basic health care for companion animals.• Enhance the human-animal bond.• Enhance the overall health and welfare of companion animals and their care takers.
The only real solution to companion animaloverpopulation; Paradigm shift in socialattitudes. No euthanasia of Dogs and cats will healthy, adoptable be valued as animals. companion animals.
What is the magnitude of the problem?• Social attitudes – solastalgia.• Carrying capacity of the environment.• Concept of ownership.• Supply vs Demand.• Human-animal bond.• Zoonosis.
Working for a paradigm shift!Animal control – NGO’s – Government Agencies- Educational Institutions- Humanitarians- Environmentalist- Veterinary Profession- Health Care Profession Legislation Education The Big 3 Spay/neuter (Sterilization) Tip of spear
Negative Realities We Operate Under• 70% rule does not apply.• Dogs are 15X and cats 45X more prolific than humans.• Euthanasia and culling is the number 1 cause of death for companion animals.• Warehousing companion animals is costly and does little to affect overpopulation.• Adoption contracts do not work.• “No kill” is a goal only after you obtain a stable population. (low-kill)• Money is a limiting factor so use it wisely, not emotionally.
Absolute Necessities Of Any Humane Organization• Have active spay/neuter program.• Have active feral/stray cat program.• Have active training and behavioral Sustainability modification program. VS Return on• Have active educational program. Investment Vs• Have active animal friendly un sustainability legislative initiatives.
What Does Your Facility look like and what our your objectives?Humane organizations (NGO’s) For-profit vs Non-profitKill VS No kill Mobile WorkFoster Homes Hoarding SituationsShelters Facility Veterinary FacilityConventional vs Non-Conventional Conventional vs Non-Conventional “Think Sustainability First”
Veterinary Profession Is Changing•Increase in females – decrease in males.•We need to incorporate veterinary medicine into NGO’s.•We need incorporate NGO’s into veterinary medicine . -Best of Both Worlds-
You Must Customize To Your Needs • But the basic principles remains the same. • Learn from other peoples mistakes.
When starting into veterinary work• Basic health care model - expand as you grow.• Build sustainable income “First”- shots, grooming, flea and tick control, de worming, boarding.• Think outside the box-what fits your community – where is your support.
Full service veterinary hospital should be the goal• +/- food sales• +/- toy sales• +/-animal behavioral classes• +/- adoption• +/-educational program• +/- foster programs• +/- grooming• +- veterinary training
PPP Inc. Denver, Co First for profit full Planned Pethood Plus Inc service veterinary hospital in the U.S. that requires neutering for all client animalsTraining Veterinarians Training VeterinariansWorking with NGO’s Works with NGO’sHelp fund PPI work Built Hospital in Built Hospital Help Fund PPI workDoes free to low cost Bratislava, Slovaki In Merida, Mexico, 2007 Does free to low- costwork a, 2003 work PPI Planned Pethood Active adoption International Training Veterinarians programs Non-Profit Funds spay/neuter Education programs Funds building projects Work with local government Provide financial Support to smaller groups
Planned Pethood Slovakia Planned Pethood Mexico 2003 2008 Internships from Internships fromRomania, Bulgaria, Azerbaij Mexico, Panama, Costa an, Russia, Czech Rica, Canada, U.S. Republic, Slovakia 2008- Total gross $62,484 2011- Total gross $200,475 Free Surgeries Free Surgeries 2009-1365 2010-1305 2010- 1725 2011-1742 2011- 1827 2012-1975 OFFICE PHONE: 02 4552 1224 OFFICE PHONE: 01 999 9 44 23 10 EMAIL: email@example.com EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org ADDRESS: Popradská 32 ADDRESS: Calle 10 No. 344 x 3 y 3-C 82106 Bratislava, Slovakia Colonia Gonzalo Guerrero , Merida Yucatan