Greater Good Charities’ Celebrates 14th Anniversary with New ‘Good Fix’ Program
To celebrate 14 years of amplifying the good, we’re thrilled to announce our newest program - Good Fix!
Good Fix deploys specially trained high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter (HQHVSN) surgical teams and professional trapping teams to help control pet overpopulation in communities that need it most by reducing the human-animal conflict and the burden on animal shelters to euthanize unwanted pets.
“High-quality, high-volume sterilization combined with TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) has shown to be the most effective means of dog/cat population control and lives saved per dollar,” said Liz Baker, CEO of Greater Good Charities. “Good Fix will prevent the births of countless unwanted litters that contribute to pet overpopulation.”
How It Works
Good Fix uses the highest standards of safety, medical, and professionalism, including 1) Expert HQHVSN veterinary surgical teams 2) High-quality veterinary equipment to maximize efficiency and safety for patients and staff. 3) Best practices via Association of Shelter Veterinarians (ASV) spay/neuter guidelines for surgery procedures, including sterilization ID via tattoo and/or ear tips.
Good Fix will help the communities they serve by offsetting costs that local pet shelters, rescue, and community programs incur each year. In addition to HQHVSN, Good Fix provides vaccination services to owned and community pets, educates community members on the importance of spay/neuter and offers free-of-charge sterilization for their pet, and provides training opportunities for local veterinarians in communities they serve.
Good Fix works closely with the communities they serve to create and implement an effective and sustainable plan that includes multiple rounds of HQHVSN clinics. The Good Fix surgical team is capable of performing up to 800 HQHVSN surgeries a day. That’s a lot of surgeries in a single day!
Good Fix is led by Dr. Ruth Parkin and Laura Littlebear, operations expert, who developed a high-efficiency approach to HQHVSN over 20 years with the organization ViDAS, which they founded and had operated globally before bringing their expertise to Greater Good Charities. The duo plan to expand on the impact they have already created in the animal welfare community.
We’re kicking off our inaugural mass sterilization clinic in October in Kauai. To learn more about Good Fix and how Greater Good Charities is amplifying the good, check out the Good Fix page.