ASPCA Unveils New Mobile Adoptions Vehicle in Collaboration with Artist Subway Doodle

April 24, 2019

Subway Doodle drawing on a tablet with a cat watching

The ASPCA recently unveiled our brand-new Mobile Adoptions vehicle at an event at Tompkins Square Park in New York City. The new vehicle features original artwork from Subway Doodle, a Brooklyn-based artist best known for his imaginative illustrations of city life. The design celebrates the joy of pet adoption and the unique bonds New Yorkers share with shelter animals.

ASPCA mobile adoption van

The state-of-the-art vehicle includes many custom features such as a sound system to play soothing music for the animals, wall-mounted perches in the cat areas that offer more space to explore, and increased kennel space—all of which serve to help animals on their way to finding safe and loving homes. 

ASPCA mobile adoption van

“Over the last 13 years, the ASPCA Mobile Adoption Program has found homes for countless animals across the five boroughs while also spreading the message about adoption and the many other services we offer pet owners in need,” said Eileen Hanavan, ASPCA Director of Volunteer and Foster Engagement. “We’re thankful that Subway Doodle has generously donated his skills to create the vehicle’s unique and joyful artwork that showcases the special relationship New Yorkers have with shelter animals.”

ASPCA mobile adoption van

The ASPCA Mobile Adoption Program provides New York City residents with the chance to find a four-legged companion right in their own neighborhood while giving shelter animals more exposure to a wider audience of prospective adopters. Since the inception of the program in 2005, more than 3,000 animals have found loving homes at mobile adoption events! And with the help of the new, artfully decorated vehicle, even more animals will have the opportunity to be adopted.

people lined up at the mobile adoption van

As an animal lover, it was an honor to design this vehicle for the ASPCA,” said Subway Doodle. “Throughout my creative process, our studio cat, Bodega, acted as my assistant and inspiration every step of the way.”

Following the unveiling event, the ASPCA’s new Mobile Adoption van will be featured in a display by Subaru of America® at the New York International Auto Show 2019 from April 19 to April 28 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. 

For more information about the ASPCA’s Mobile Adoption Program and upcoming events, check out our upcoming locations