Spay-Mania is our unique monthly spay/neuter community outreach program designed for animals living in low income households. It targets selected zip codes that represent high-intake numbers at area shelters. This program provides free spay/neuter and vaccinations for needy dogs and cats. Our goals are to educate pet owners about proper care for their companions and to reduce the number of dogs and cats who end up abused, neglected, or abandoned in shelters.
We meet monthly at well known community centers, talking with pet owners at our registration sign up, as well as pet owners we meet when going door-to-door in these neighborhoods.
Greenville Spay-Mania (29609, 29687, and 29611 zip codes)
Spartanburg Spay-Mania (29303 zip code)
History and Purpose of Spay-Mania:
Spay-Mania began in 2006 as a temporary outreach and education program focused in West Greenville (zip code 29611). We quickly realized the need was great and required more than a one time or short-term program. It became clear there were several factors contributing to animal overpopulation, abuse and homelessness in the area:
- Poverty: Lack of financial means to pay for spay/neuter.
- Education: Lack of knowledge of the benefits of spaying and neutering their pets.
- Veterinary Service: Lack of a relationship with a local veterinarian or veterinary clinic.
Through volunteer dedication, veterinary partnerships and ongoing individual and corporate donations, Spay-Mania has continued as a monthly program that has saved and improved the quality of life for more than 10,000 animals and prevented the conception and birth of millions of unwanted puppies and kittens.
Speak for Animals is now well-known in economically challenged neighborhoods, and many residents act as Spay/Neuter advocates. In addition, many instances of animal abuse and abandonment have been stopped through Speak for Animals' outreach in the community. Spay-Mania offers a volunteer a great opportunity to see first-hand the impact your time and talents make in the lives of animals and the humans who love them.