In 1997, SpaySA opened its doors as the first low cost, high volume spay neuter clinic in San Antonio and today we are excited to announce our next step: prevention through education and funding spay neuter surgeries for those who need our help.
SpaySA was founded as a coalition and partnership among several public and private entities to include the Animal Defense League, the Humane Society of Bexar County, the Veterinary Medical Association of Bexar County and the City of San Antonio Animal Care Services in order to address the urgent need of controlling the rampant pet overpopulation in our community.
Since its inception, SpaySA steadily increased the number of subsidized surgeries performed reaching a peak of over 14,000 surgeries in 2010. Due to the success of low cost spay/neuter services, additional spay/neuter surgery providers have joined our efforts. In 2015, there were over 50,000 spay/neuter surgeries performed in San Antonio preventing thousands of unwanted cats and dogs from being born and placing unnecessary financial burden on San Antonio and Bexar County.
Having achieved our initial objective of creating opportunities for subsidized spay/neuter surgeries for the San Antonio community, effective on March 2, 2016, SpaySA will no longer be a direct provider of spay and neuter surgeries at our West Commerce clinic. With the growth in the number spay/neuter clinics, SpaySA feels that there are adequate resources in the city to fulfill the sterilization component of pet population control.
SpaySA plans to move into a new phase of our mission which will include assisting or partnering with animal education outreach programs and strengthening efforts to prevent overbreeding while promoting proper care and consideration for all animals. SpaySA remains committed to spay and neutering services and the critical role it plays in ultimately saving animals’ lives. We will continue to help fund spay/neuter services using various channels throughout San Antonio and Bexar County.
Thank you for your continued support,
SpaySA Board of Directors
Cathy McCoy, Executive Director