About Us

About SAAF

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. SAAF Spay Neuter Clinic is Missouri’s first Humane Alliance model spay/neuter clinic, providing the highest quality services at the lowest cost.

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

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

Our Staff

Jeremy Tuck – Director

Dr. Schannon Beasley – Veterinary Director

Dr. Tora Seals – Veterinarian

Makana McConkey – Veterinary Technician

Jennifer Neer – Veterinary Technician

Kimberly Burk – Veterinary Technician

Our Board of Directors

Emily Mertensmeyer – President

Cindy Lear – Vice President

Donna Stacye – Treasurer

Janet Parker – Director

Stacy Schneider – Director

Sara Phillips – Director

Teri Poindexter – Director

Emily Shook – Director

Stephanie Shelton – Director

Ellen Dowdy – Director 

Kelsey Brembry – Director

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