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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 Southwest Missouri 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

Rick Headlee – Executive Director

Dr. Schannon Beasley – Veterinary Director

Jennifer Neer – Clinic Manager

Brittany McGee – Vet Assistant

Madison Hensley – Vet Assistant

Kathy Manary – Clinic Support

Samuel Ward – Clinic Support 

Sarah Lindsey-Meyers – Clinic Support

Michelle Chapman – Office Staff

Calissa Gaston – Office Staff

Richelle Draper – Office Staff

Our Board of Directors

Cindy Lear –  President

Janet Parker – Director

Stacy Schneider – Director

Teri Poindexter – Director

Emily Shook – Director

Kelsey Brembry – Director

Dr Patrick Brooks – Director 

Nancy Evans – Director

Ashley Harms – Director 

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