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:  

Stacy Williams - Director

Dr. Peggy White - Veterinarian

Jon Latta - Veterinary Assistant

Carly Schreiner - Veterinary Assistant

Miranda Thomas - Veterinary Assistant

Sarah Rodgers - Office Assistant

Kyanni Durham - Clinic Support

u Our Board of Directors:

Janet Parker - Chair

Janet Hicks - Vice Chair

Theresa Bettman - Secretary

Leslie Sawyer - Treasurer

Abby Terhark - Director

Madison Weiler - Director

Stacy Schneider - Director

Sydney Parker - Director

Wes Buffington - Director

Michelle Vespa - Director


1600 N Washington Ave. 

Springfield, MO 65803