Now, here's some good news. There's a new low cost spay and neuter clinic in Springfield, MO called Saaf House. Open four days a week, Saaf House offers reasonably priced vet care for companion pets. Their web site posts prices for various procedures, vaccines and other services.
Saaf House is a project of the Springfield Animal Advocacy Foundation (SAAF), a not for profit formed in 2007 by folks from various local animal welfare agencies. They have a big goal: to make southwestern Missouri no kill by 2018. They aim to acheive that goal by reducing the number of animals coming into Animal Control, increasing adoptions, and educating the public about animal welfare issues. Saaf House is just the latest in their arsenal of solutions to the problem of homeless animals.
SAAF members include: the Animal Abuse Council, Castaway Animal Rescue Effort (CARE), Pet Connection, Spay Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP), Springfield Greene County Animal Control, Canines 'N Cats Adoption Station. Rather than taking in more animals and building more space to shelter them, these Missouri Ozarks animal organizations are implementing proactive programs that will save both money and lives.