It was fate that the wonderful staff at RCCAH found me. See, their big mobile spay neuter van broke… down off US 1 in May. I was wandering around getting into trouble when I noticed the excitement. I strutted over to the van and happily climbed in. Boy, was I a fool. When I saw what I walked into, I escaped. I ran across US 1 dodging traffic, until the RCCAH staff chased me down and picked me up.
They tried to find my owner but my owner had moved and left me along the road to fend for myself. Once I realized I was better off going with them than staying on US 1, I gave up trying to escape and accepted my fate of becoming a neutered and trained companion.
Since that day in May, I have been neutered, vaccinated, and tested for heartworms. My foster parents are working with me on my dog manners and crate training. I’m looking for my forever home, but I have a few requests. I need a home without children, cats, and other small animals and since I’m a king, I should be showered with lavish gifts and praise. If you feel you can handle my small requests, please consider adding me to your home! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 904-733-8123.
We post frequently on Facebook: pet health tips, pictures of our patients, humor, notices about our work, and news articles of interest to “animal people”…please “LIKE” us on the Facebook page and keep in touch! If you have pictures of pets who have visited us, please post them and we will share!!
We can be found by typing in “River City Community Animal Hospital, Inc.” on your Facebook page.
As of November of 2011, RCCAH has started providing services to the people of Charlton County, Georgia. Folkston, “Gateway to the Okefenokee,” is the first major town on US 1 going north past the Florida line. Folkston is famous for being home to the FOLKSTON FUNNEL, a sort of “squeeze chute” through which East Coast trains pass going up and down the Eastern Seaboard; there is a grandstand on the west side of the town center that has a wonderful train museum and allows you to watch the trains come and go as well as hear the engineers’ conversations.
Folkston does not have a full time veterinarian within the town, and residents often must travel to Waycross or down to Callahan for surgical or emergency services. RCCAH has many clients who have driven quite a way from Folkston to use our services in other towns, so we hope our presence in Folkston will provide a needed service and make a difference for the pets there.
Hello, my name is PEPPER! Let me take a minute to tell you a little bit about myself. I’m a Pointer/ Terrier mix. Needless to say as a female I’m a little shy about telling you my weight, but I’m about 45 lbs (mostly hair.) I’m originally from All About Animals, located in Blackshear, Georgia, but I’m being fostered by the wonderful staff at River City Community Animal Hospital (RCCAH.) See, I recently had to have major eye surgery–actually I had to have my eye removed. The staff at RCCAH donated the surgery and I was sent to Florida for recovery.
I was a little sad to lose my eye, but I was excited to go to Florida. In Florida, I went to the beach, rode in a boat, and met wonderful new animals and people. My foster family was very pleased since I got along with their large Parrots and numerous cats. Although my foster family loves me very much they think it is time for me to find my forever home. My eye is completely healed and I’ve adjusted well to being a “special” dog.
If your family has room in their hearts and home for a special girl like me, please call RCCAH at 904-733-8123.
Thank you for your time and I hope to hear from you soon!
River City Community Animal Hospital is a mobile and Non Profit (501(c)3) spay and neuter facility that travels throughout northeast Florida and Southeastern Georgia, visiting different communities on a rotating basis, providing lower fee spay and neuter services for everyone.
Our mission has never been to compete with or to replace the relationship with a family veterinarian. In an ideal world, all pet owners would have a close relationship with a family veterinarian, and all pets would receive the best care modern medicine and surgery can offer. However, in the real world, many people either cannot afford this care, or simply do not prioritize it. All pets deserve the best and all deserve to live happy and healthy lives. We hope and certainly encourage all our clients to establish a relationship with a veterinarian of their choice for the life of their pet. There is no substitute for good medical care, and only a licensed veterinary medical doctor can provide this in the best educated and most humane way.
RCCAH does not sacrifice the best care in order to provide lower fees. We only provide the best possible care we possibly can, keeping our fees affordable for all owners, and we do not “cut corners.” Each pet owner meets the surgical staff, including the veterinarian, during each spay day. Both of our doctors have been with us since we started in 2004, and have over 46 years of veterinary clinical experience between them. Each pet that comes to us is treated as an individual and with compassionate care, and receives surgical care and pain management on a par with private practice. All pets receive a thorough physical exam, and a full medical record and education for any problems or issues found. This is the level of care you should expect and insist upon wherever you take your pet and at any fee. If you do not receive conscientious medical and surgical care (or are unable to meet the surgery staff) at any spay neuter facility, you may not be getting the safest possible care; sometimes a low cost may actually mean lower levels of care; we know that people have special bonds with their pets and we will not sacrifice safety and humane care just to lower costs.
We encourage everyone to look over our entire website and learn what we do and how we do it. WHY we do it is equally important; MILLIONS AND MILLIONS of wonderful pets are destroyed in shelters and on roadsides each year in this country, simply because they have no homes. Dogs and cats are very prolific, and cannot help reproducing; only humans can help them stop, and improve their chances for a longer life in the process. Spaying and neutering is good for the community AND it is good for your pet.
Spayed and neutered pets statistically live longer and happier lives, and the risk of reproductive cancers are eliminated in most cases. Our goal is to provide that service in a safe and individualized way, and to help educate pet owners about the best way to care for pets, issues involving public health, how to feed and protect pets from disease, and to generally make things better for you and your pet for the rest of their lives.
We thank all the caring people who want the best for their pets, and especially thank those who saved a life through adoption or rescue (whether the choice was yours or your pet’s,) and for those who assist or donate to shelters and rescue organizations, both places who would love to be “out of business” if only there were enough homes to go around.
HOW TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
At this time, we do not accept e-mail requests for appointments. It is very important that you speak with us directly to be sure you understand the procedure and that we have reviewed all of the pre-surgical instructions. We strongly recommend that you review our entire website so you are well prepared and familiar with our services and what we recommend so that we may work with you to provide the best and safest possible care for your pet!
- ALL information about professional FEES are available UNDER “SERVICES.” Select CANINE or FELINE depending on whether you have a dog or a cat.
- The calendar tab will help you determine WHEN WE will be at EACH GEOGRAPHIC location.
- Click DIRECTLY on “CALENDAR” (and not on “Spay Days” or “Locations,”) if you want DATES (when we will be in your area.)
- As our website explains, all our fees are already as low as possible while still providing a higher standard of care.
- Please know what and why certain procedures are recommended for your pet. While some pet owners are only concerned about cost, we are most concerned about safety and humane care, and want to provide the best care with the greatest chance of a happy and healthy outcome.
The only way to make a confirmed appointment is by telephone. Sometimes a high volume of calls requires that you leave a message. Please know that we will return your call as soon as possible, although calls are not returned except during normal business hours (Mon-Thurs, 8-5.) Calls left late at night or over weekends will not be returned until those business hours. Please be sure to leave a NAME as well as a TELEPHONE NUMBER, including an AREA CODE, and please speak slowly and clearly, it is very difficult to understand a telephone number that is spoken rapidly and we are unable to return calls when the number is given too rapidly to understand. Callers often forget to leave a call back number, and these calls cannot be returned.
THE APPOINTMENT LINE IS (904) 733-8123 .
- Please review our “HOW TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT” section for complete information, and also check our FAQS page (for “Frequently Asked Questions.)
We do not “discount” our fees any more than what is posted, as these fees are already at 1/4 to 1/3 of standard practice fees. Our goal has never been to compete with family veterinarians; in an ideal world, every pet owner would be ableand willing to use the services of family veterinarians in the community, and we strongly encourage that relationship. Our services are offered for those who otherwise either could not or would not take advantage of this critical service for their pets and their community.
We are not subsidized by any other organization and rely on fees and donations to provide our service, and so cannot offer “FREE” services, regardless of an owner’s economic situation. We are a SPAY AND NEUTER AND EDUCATION organization and cannot provide services for sick or injured animals, nor do we adopt out or accept homeless pets (we do not operate a shelter.)
Thank you for caring enough about your pet to want to improve their chances of a long and happy life!
After many requests to bring the van to Ware County, RCCAH is now serving WAYCROSS, GEORGIA, at least two days per month. We have many faithful clients from Blackshear, Waynesville, Screven, Homerville, Nahunta, Pearson, and the Waycross area who have trekked east to Brunswick to have their pets spayed or neutered, and now we can serve them much more directly.
This will make safe and affordable spay neuter and wellness services available for Ware, Pierce, Brantley, and other southern Georgia counties and also provide animal care education and information about health issues to pet owners. We have been parking the mobile unit at the Tractor Supply Store right on US 1, so it is easy to find, and convenient to all.
Information about when spay days are scheduled in Waycross (as well as other locations) may be found here on the website by clicking on the CALENDAR link and then SPAY DAY LOCATIONS.
River City has been warmly welcomed by many local pet advocates in Waycross, and we look forward to making a big difference for the pets and people of this community. With everyone’s help, we plan to reduce the tragically high numbers of dogs and cats euthanized in local animal care facilities, where “surplus” animals are taken and for which homes are rarely found. With increased awareness of this issue of uncontrolled reproduction and with a safe and affordable option available, we are going to work very hard to make Waycross a better place for pets and their owners!!!
We held our TOM BRADY football jersey raffle, and our great friend Tammy Barry won the jersey. Tammy lives in Virginia, so it was a long distance win, so that Jersey has done some traveling. Tammy has been a supporter of RCCAH since the very beginning, and she was very excited about the possibility of winning, so we are all happy that the jersey went to an appreciative winner!!
Here is what Tammy has to say:
“As a supporter of the RCCAH I was happy to purchase raffle tickets for the recent Tom Brady jersey giveaway as a way to support a top rate organization. Imagine my surprise when I actually WON; I’m the person that never wins anything!! The icing on the cake is Tom Brady is the ONLY football player I follow, and not just because of his looks. RCCAH does fantastic work on a shoe string budget. I’m happy to support their spay/neuter efforts to make a difference in pet overpopulation.”
In February, RCCAH had our First Annual Paws For a Cause Pet Walk and Festival at Howard Gilman Memorial Park in St Mary’s, Georgia. Our original date was December 14, but we seem to have a River City tradition of being rained out, and that day was no exception. The February date gave us great weather and a great turnout and was a lot of fun!
We hope to make this an annual event and start a tradition in St. Mary’s and Kingsland and keep the community aware of animal issues and how they can help, as well as promoting education and introducing everyone to the wonderful rescue and animal related groups we have in this area, ALL WHILE HAVING FUN!
Please keep checking back for news on the next big event!!!
Tammyhas won a little piece of Sports History!
Football Champion, Patriots Quarterback TOM BRADY’S game day jersey. RCCAH had an orginal game day jersey worn and autographed by Tom Brady, certificate of authenticity included.
Tammy bought a ticket and WON!!
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT, TAMMY!!!!
(See our events page for more information for the next raffle or call 904-733-8123.)
RCCAH will hold another Sweetheart Raffle early in 2011. For a small donation to RCCAH you could have the chance to win exciting prizes such as, a charter fishing trip, a pair of custom made diamond earrings, gift certificates and much, much more. For a full list of prizes and raffle rules, please visit our events page. Each year we have new and different raffle prizes and they get better each time!!