About Us

In September 2007 a group of individuals from local animal welfare agencies began meeting to discuss ways we could partner with Springfield-Greene County Animal Control to address animal welfare issues. The result: Springfield Animal Advocacy Foundation (SAAF). Our dream: A no-kill community by 2018. We took a significant step towards that dream with the opening of S.A.A.F. Spay Neuter Clinic in August 2010. S.A.A.F. Spay Neuter Clinic is Missouri‚Äôs first Humane Alliance model spay/neuter clinic, providing the highest quality services at the lowest cost.

u SAAF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  All donations are tax deductible.

u Our mission:  Lead a collaborative effort in Greene County to improve animal welfare, promote accountability in pet ownership, and reduce animal overpopulation.

u Our staff:  

Tammy Baker - Director

Dr. Peggy White - Veterinarian

Kelsey Bembry - Office Manager

Makana McConkey - Veterinary Technician

Sherri Conrad - Veterinary Assistant

Jes Yelton - Veterinary Assistant

Jennifer Neer - Clinic Support

u Our Board of Directors:

Jeremy Tuck - President

Emily Mertensmeyer - Secretary

Dawn Cosby - Treasurer

Janet Parker - Director

Stacy Schneider - Director

Sara Phillips - Director

Teri Poindexter - Director

Emily Shook - Director

Cindy Lear - Director

Stephanie Shelton - Director


1600 N Washington Ave. 

Springfield, MO 65803