Tucson – More than 450 dogs and cats were spayed/neutered at the Second Annual MASH Free Spay
Neuter Event held October 7-9 at Los Ranchitos School. This event was a collaboration of animal
welfare organizations, interested individuals and local businesses and government working together
to provide this amazing gift to our community. All surgeries and vaccinations were free to anyone
that decides to have their pets altered. Skilled, licensed veterinarians from all over the state and
teams of trained veterinary technicians volunteered their services to provide our animal clients with
the best possible care.
“This event helped to ensure that our pets are taken care of, provides a needed resource to animal
lovers who may not be able to provide full veterinary care for their animals,” Ward 5 Councilmember
Richard Fimbres said. “I also want to thank those who volunteered their time for this event that
helped our community.”
“The Sunnyside School District is pleased to again to have played an integral part to help control our
pet population,” Steve Holmes, Sunnyside School District Superintendent said. “This effort not only
helps the Sunnyside School District, but our entire community through the work of the MASH Free
Spay/Neuter event.”
In addition to the dozens of wonderful volunteers, the following groups and organizations
volunteered their time and efforts to make the second MASH successful: The Sunnyside School
District, Animal Welfare Alliance of Southern Arizona (AWASA), Ward 5 Councilmember Richard
Fimbres. Ward 1 Councilmember Regina Romero, Santa Cruz Vet Clinic, Humane Society of
Southern Arizona, Pima Medical Institute, U of A College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Paterson
Veterinary, MWI Veterinary Supply, R X 0 2 Oxygen and Medical Supplies, Arizona Bilingual,
Tucson Police Department, Pima County Sheriff’s Department, Humane Society, Arizona Rangers,
Ponderosa 105.3 FM, Spay and Neuter Solutions, Foundation for Animals In Risk (FAIR), Walmart,
Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF), Dynamite Car Wash, Pima Animal Care Center, Happy Tails Pet
Services, Los Jarritos, Tucson Cares, El Rio Bakery, Pat’s Chile Dogs, Buffalo Wild Wings,
Perfecto’s Mexican Food, Circle K, Loren’s Pooper Scooper Services and People for Animals In the
Prevention of Cruelty and Neglect.

In the two years of this event, more than 1,600 dogs and cats were spayed/neutered thanks to the
efforts of these organizations, veterinarians and volunteers.