Who we are

Speak for Animals is an innovative 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of companion animals in Upstate South Carolina since 2003.  We accomplish our mission through:

  • Low Cost Spay and Neuter programs
  • Partnership with dedicated veterinarians
  • Community Outreach and Advocacy
  • Humane Education for all ages
  • Planning and Collaborating with animal welfare organizations
  • Aid with emergency dog and cat food needs
  • Advocating a compassionate lifestyle

Through unique programs, enthusiastic volunteers, dedicated veterinary partners and community outreach and collaboration, our spay/neuter programs target areas of major need:

  • Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixes - our Fix-a-Pit program is just $25 for spay/neuter
  • Feral Cats - $10 includes spay/neuter, vaccinations and ear tip
  • Low Income/Government Assistance households - $25 cost for spay/neuter
  • Spay-Mania - free spay/neuter outreach program for underserved neighborhoods and high intake zip codes
  • Rabbits - low cost spay/neuter program

We provide on-going low-cost spay/neuter options as well as pro-actively seeking out people and animals who need us through free door-to-door campaigns (Spay-Mania) and special events (BIG FIX – Free spay/neuter for folks on government assistance, FREE Pit Bull Specials, etc.). We always are looking for new ways to help people and animals in need.

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Angel Award

Speak for Animals received the South Carolina Secretary of State Angel Award in 2016.  One of just 10 charities to win the award in South Carolina, it is given for exceptional charitable giving.


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Our Beginning

Speak for Animals, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, began in 2003 by a small group of people in Greenville, SC who all shared the same passion; to provide a voice for animals.  Advocating for compassionate and responsible care and saving lives through low cost spay/neuter became the core focus and mission of the organization.  We began designing low and no cost spay/neuter programs to directly address specific pet overpopulation problems (pit bulls, feral cats, etc.).  We identified a critical need in low income communities - lack of transportation and financial resources.  We began our Spay-Mania outreach program to meet people where they live and compassionately offer our services.  Over the years, our mission has evolved to also include expanding our outreach areas, humane education and offering short term needs of pet food and supplies.

Board Of Directors

SFA Personnel Photo - Susan Bufano

Susan Bufano

SFA Personnel Photo - Lindsey Deon

Lindsey Deon

SFA Personnel Photo - Tricia Lukanic

Tricia Lukanic

SFA Personnel Photo - Cary Medlin

Cary Medlin


Kelly Byard


Cassie Klatka