November 10, 2011

News Release

For Immediate Release

Spay/Neuter Clinic Reaches 5,000 Surgeries

Springfield Animal Advocacy Foundation's low-cost spay/neuter clinic, SAAFhouse, has reached the milestone of 5,000 animals spayed or neutered. Zack, a five-year-old male dog, was the 5,000th surgery.

Amie Burling, Clinic Veterinarian, said "We are proud to celebrate this milestone and grateful for the local support which has made it possible. Our next immediate goal is to increase awareness of our mission and the service we offer. It has been very rewarding to begin combating pet overpopulation in the Ozarks, and we look forward to drastically reducing the euthanasia rate in our community in the coming years."

The 5,000 surgeries done by SAAFhouse have prevented the births of nearly 30,000 puppies and kittens. SAAF's goal is to make Springfield a no-kill city by 2018.

For more information, contact: Mary Crawford, Clinic Director, 417-831-7223