Bit & Spur Animal Hospital’s The Guardian is the first no-kill animal rescue and adoption veterinary sponsored organization in Mobile, Alabama. Since 2007, The Guardian’s mission has been saving the lives of pets through adoption, rescue, and spay/neuter. Every year, the Guardian reaches out to surrounding areas to rescue, nurture and adopt pets into happy and loving homes.
Bit & Spur Animal Hospital is home to The Guardian, which provides 24-hour care for the pets housed at the Guardian. How can you help those pets at the Guardian? Oscar’s Gift was founded in 2002, after many clients asked how they can help pets found abandoned, or injured. With the help of Admiral William Stewart, Oscar’s Gift was established as a non-profit 501C3 tax deductible organization. Contributions can be made by anyone as a tax free donation. It is Bit & Spur Animal Hospital’s sole desire to use Oscar’s Gift to the betterment of abandoned or unwanted pets, with the possibility of adoption. The goal of Oscar’s Gift is to continue growing, to provide assistance to an increasing number of pets in need.
How to Adopt a Pet
The Guardian matches pets with families in or around the Mobile area. All of the cats and dogs listed on our website are spayed or neutered, heartworm tested, microchipped, de-wormed, and current on all vaccinations prior to adoption. Cats are tested for feline leukemia and feline AIDS.
Adoptions are held Monday through Friday, 8:00am 4:00pm, You may submit your application to the front desk near the adoption center. Please carefully read each of the instructions below before you submit an adoption application.
Instructions for Adopting from The Guardian:
- All applicants must be 23 years of age and must complete an adoption application
- Complete and submit the adoption application. We will receive your application, review it and respond to you within 24 hours.
- As part of the adoption process, you will be required to sign a contract promising to take care of your new pet, keep its vaccinations and heartworm preventative current.
- Our adoption fee is $95, and is non refundable. The adoption fees help us cover a small portion our rescue expenses and provide veterinary care for the pets. The adoption fee includes spaying or neutering, heartworm test, michrochipping, and routine vaccinations. Dogs over 6 months are tested for heartworms; cats and kittens are tested for feline Leukemia and Aids. All are treated for fleas, ticks and intestinal parasites. Adoptions fees can be paid by cash, Visa, American Express or Mastercard. We do not take checks.