‘Spay/Neuter/Adoption’ Archives

Client Spotlight: DuPage County Animal Services

July 21, 2018 | La Boit Specialty Vehicles | Client Spotlight, Spay/Neuter/Adoption | No Comments

If you attended the 2018 Animal Care Expo in Kansas City, you may have taken a tour through the DuPage County Animal Services’ brand new, fully-loaded 26ft Mobile Spay, Neuter, Adoption, and X-ray vehicle.

DuPage County Animal Services (DCAS) is based in Wheaton, Illinois, just west of Chicago. DCAS provides animal control services, pet adoption, public microchipping, humane education, and other services and information to encourage responsible pet ownership. Recently, the group rebranded their organization from DuPage County Animal Care and Control to their current name. DCAS Committee Chairman Brian Krajewski says that their new name more accurately represents the variety of services that they offer to the community. Read the rest of this entry »

La Boit Specialty Vehicles Releases New Trailer

mobile veterinary trailerWe recently completed a mobile veterinary trailer for a client in Indiana. We’ll be spotlighting that client in another blog. For now, we’d like to focus specifically on the trailer itself.

This is the first time in many years that La Boit Specialty Vehicles has built a mobile medical or veterinary trailer from the chassis up. What makes this particular trailer so special is that it’s the first La Boit trailer to be 100% built by La Boit, including the chassis! This way, we can ensure the construction quality of every single component of the trailer, down to each and every screw. Read the rest of this entry »

La Boit Attending the Animal Care Expo

March 20, 2018 | La Boit Specialty Vehicles | Events, Spay/Neuter/Adoption | No Comments

animal care expo 2018Join La Boit Specialty Vehicles at the Animal Care Expo, May 14th-17th in Kansas City, Missouri!

La Boit will be exhibiting a 26ft Spay/Neuter/Adoption clinic, custom-built for the DuPage Animal Friends in Illinois. Our National Sales Manager, Koni Wade, will be on hand to answer all your questions and lead you through a tour of the clinic. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Animal Care Expo

May 14-17, 2018
Kansas City, Missouri Read the rest of this entry »

2017 Year in Review

2017 was La Boit’s 35th year in business, and let me tell ya, it was a great one! We continued to deliver what some of our customers have affectionately referred to as the “Cadillacs of Specialty Vehicles.” And of course, we did it with the best customer service in the business.

A big part of that is making sure we’re delivering our 35 years of industry-expertise to each and every one of our clients – not only on how to design and lay out their vehicle, but also how to fund it and promote it. One of our most popular articles this year was “Using Grants to Fund Your Specialty Vehicle.” We talked about some of the ways that other La Boit clients have used grant funding in creative ways, either to fund specific initiatives, or by combining grants with other fundraising or financing activities. Read the rest of this entry »

Client Spotlight: Coastal Humane Society

August 14, 2017 | La Boit Specialty Vehicles | Client Spotlight, Spay/Neuter/Adoption | No Comments

A Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic can be an economical choice for humane societies with multiple locations

mobile veterinary surgery unitThe Coastal Humane Society is non-profit animal welfare organization based in Brunswick, Maine. According to their website, they serve “various towns along Maine’s mid coast, serving 75,000 people and over 3,000 animals annually.”

Recently, The Forecaster, a regional newspaper out of southern coastal Maine, published an article,
Brunswick animal shelter to take high-tech care on the road. The article spotlights the Coastal Humane Society and their brand new La Boit-built mobile spay/neuter clinic. Read the rest of this entry »

Using Grants to Help Fund Your Specialty Vehicle

July 14, 2017 | La Boit Specialty Vehicles | Command, Medical, Spay/Neuter/Adoption, Specialty Vehicles General, Veterinary | No Comments

Many types of La Boit Specialty Vehicles are built using grant funds, with the most frequent types being Mobile Spay/Neuter/Adoption Clinics, Mobile Medical Clinics, and Mobile Command Centers.

Grant dollars for medical and command vehicles most often come from the federal or state government, in which the mobile unit will serve a specific public interest that is otherwise not being met, such as medical access in rural communities, or rapid response police communication vehicles in high-density urban areas.

Other times, corporations offer grants to help further their corporate brand and fulfill the mission set out by their corporate foundations. These are most common for La Boit’s humane society clients to purchase spay/neuter and adoption vehicles, but are also commonly used by hospitals and clinics for medical vehicles. For example, retail pet supplier Petco’s 2013 “Extraordinary Gifts” campaign offered a grant which had a minimum of $50k to make capital improvements. A mobile component would have been an ideal candidate. Read the rest of this entry »

Client Spotlight: Animal Alliance of Galveston County

June 9, 2017 | La Boit Specialty Vehicles | Client Spotlight, Spay/Neuter/Adoption | No Comments

If you attended the 2017 Animal Care Expo, you may have already seen the Animal Alliance of Galveston County’s (AAGC) new spay/neuter clinic. This gorgeous truck was custom manufactured on a 40ft Freightliner diesel chassis and is packed full of features, including two surgery tables, exam table, and a wall of cages enough to fit an army of furry patients of all sizes.

After the vehicle was displayed for visitors at the Expo, La Boit drove the mobile clinic from Fort Lauderdale to La Marque, Texas, to hand-deliver to the AAGC. They were extremely excited and couldn’t wait to get that baby in operation for the community! Read the rest of this entry »

La Boit Specialty Vehicles Attending Animal Care Expo – May 9-12, 2017

April 12, 2017 | La Boit Specialty Vehicles | Events, Spay/Neuter/Adoption | No Comments

Join us at the Animal Care Expo, May 9th through the 12th in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

La Boit will be exhibiting a diesel Freightliner 40ft Spay/Neuter clinic, custom-built for the Animal Alliance of Galveston County in Texas. Our National Sales Manager, Koni Wade, will be on hand to answer all your questions and lead you through a tour of the clinic. We look forward to seeing everyone there! Read the rest of this entry »

2016 Year in Review

34 years young… That’s how many years La Boit Specialty Vehicles has been in business, since owner and founder Gil Blais started working out of his garage building custom vet boxes for mobile veterinarians.

And since then, we’ve shown no signs of slowing down! 2016 was a banner year for us as custom coach builders for the professional sector. Our facility has been booked out for months, and demand continues to be very strong, as businesses and non-profits continue to invest in infrastructure that allows them to bring their services directly to constituents. Read the rest of this entry »

Client Spotlight: SPCA of Texas

November 8, 2016 | La Boit Specialty Vehicles | Client Spotlight, Spay/Neuter/Adoption | No Comments

spca_texas-2The SPCA of Texas has roots dating back to the 1880s, when one of its eventual subsidiaries, the Humane Society of Texas, first became established. Since then, the SPCA of Texas has grown to be one of the most respected animal welfare organizations in Texas, earning four-stars from Charity Navigator.

As a result, they boast some impressive numbers regarding their activities – over 5,000 animals admitted in 2015, 4,845 adoptions, and 13,000+ spay/neuter surgeries. And they’re hoping that the two brand new 26ft La Boit spay/neuter clinics they purchased will not only help them reach more animals, but specifically target under-served areas. Read the rest of this entry »