The Big Fix Rig is part of a $3.2 million effort funded by the ASPCA, The
Humane Society of the United States, PetSmart Charities, International Fund for
Animal Welfare, and United Animal Nations to increase the number of affordable
and accessible spay/neuter programs in the hurricane-affected areas of Louisiana
and Mississippi. Local organizations Spay/Louisiana, Mississippi Spay Neuter
(SPAN) and Humane Society of South Mississippi are coordinating the initiatives
with the help of other local animal agencies throughout the region.