The GusMobile is PAWS Chicago’s mobile Spay/Neuter van designed to reach neighborhoods where the largest number of stray animals originate.
Call 773-521-7729 to make an appointment! Appointment hours are 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Sun. – Thurs.
PAWS Chicago is partnering with the PETCO Foundation to bring the GusMobile Spay/Neuter Van to 11720 S. Marshfield in Chicago on select Sunday’s from May to October. The van will provide free and low-cost spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations and distribute humane education in the neighborhoods where the largest number of stray animals originate. Please call 773-521-7729 to make an appointment!
If you are on Medicaid, spay/neuter services are free. If you live our eight targeted zip codes (60617, 60619, 60620, 60621, 60628, 60629, 60636, 60639), you will qualify for our lowest rates for spay/neuter and vaccine services.*
Visit PAWS Chicago’s GusMobile on select Sunday’s at PETCO - 11720 S. Marshfield Avenue (at 119th St).
About the GusMobile
PAWS Chicago unveiled The GusMobile, a state-of-the-art spay/neuter van which enables PAWS Chicago to bring our life-saving solutions to Chicago neighborhoods that are most in need, including free and low-cost spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations and education about the humane and proper treatment of animals.
The van is the mobile counterpart of the PAWS Chicago Lurie Spay/Neuter Clinic, a free and low-cost clinic where more than 18,000 spay/neuter surgeries are performed each year.
History and Mission
Donated by the Winnetka-based Beck family and named after their lovable dog Gus, who was adopted from PAWS Chicago after being rescued from the Iowa floods in 2008, this mobile surgical unit will have a regular presence in neighborhoods where the majority of stray and unwanted animals originate.
The GusMobile will make PAWS Chicago’s spay/neuter surgeries accessible for people in these communities who are the most in need and who lack the ability to travel to the Lurie Clinic.
The GusMobile is a stand-alone, self-contained mobile surgical unit equipped with:
- Three surgical tables with supporting oxygen and anesthesia machines that enable up to 65 surgeries a day
- An exam table that includes dog and cat scales
- Self-supported water, heat, air conditioning and refrigeration which ensures a controlled surgical environment
Accessible Spay/Neuter – The Key to a No Kill Chicago
PAWS Chicago’s No Kill model is built on our ability to provide accessible, high-volume spay/neuter services to those most in need – especially those who live in at-risk neighborhoods where the majority of stray animals originate.
Through this effort, we are dramatically reducing the number of stray and unwanted animals on the streets. In 2001, 17 city wards reported more than 600 calls about stray animals. Because of accessible spay/neuter surgeries at the Lurie Spay/Neuter Clinic, which is located in and serves Chicago’s at-risk communities, this number has been reduced to five. The GusMobile will enable PAWS Chicago to reach communities located in the heart of the remaining five city wards and provide them with accessible, low-cost surgeries.