We provide free or low cost spay and neuter procedures to pet owners in the Midlands.
Animal Mission is committed to providing free or low cost spay and neuter procedures for all pet owners in our area, in an effort to help reduce overcrowding and euthanasia in our local municipal shelters. Since our program began in 2006, we’ve made steady strides toward attaining No Kill status for the Midlands.
It’s work that matters.
Spay and neuter is the single most effective tool in achieving the end of space or resource-based euthanasia in shelters. By removing the barrier of cost that pet owners face, we’re producing a clear and measurable decrease in shelter intake, and ultimately euthanasia.
We don't do this alone.
In partnership with Columbia Animal Services, who helps distribute the vouchers we fund, and in conjunction with all of the spay and neuter partners who accept them (including The Humane Society, Pawmetto Lifeline, Pets Inc, and over 35 private veterinary practices), we’ve provided over 4,900 spay/neuter procedures in the last 12 months alone. Since the inception of our program, we’ve funded over 61,000 vouchers— an investment of more than $2.7 million in our community.
Animal Mission is a South Carolina based 501(c)3 charitable organization. Our policies, programs and activities are guided by a board of directors comprised of community volunteers who are elected by sitting board members to serve two-year terms of office.
Jon Sears - President Business Owner
James Galante - Vice President Producer, Adams Eaddy & Associates
Will Warren – Treasurer Alkermes, Inc.
Marli Drum - Secretary Columbia Animal Services
Nick Galante Antech Diagnostics
Dr. Nori Warren, DVM Four Paws Animal Clinic
Julie Ruff Legislative Monitor
Antjuan Seawright Political Commentator
Harriett Green Art Consultant
Victoria Riles Columbia Animal Services
Meredith Pope Owner - Fetch! Pet Care Columbia
Kay Hampton Project Manager, Maynard Nexsen
Kelli Powell Realtor®
Cristina Ward Realtor®
Dr. Vanessa De La Rosa Pediatric Dentist
Samantha Bido CRN Anesthetist
Executive Director - Jen Coody
Animal Mission’s Advisory Board is composed of past board members and community leaders who provide guidance and support to our efforts. They serve as program ambassadors in our work toward achieving No Kill status for shelters in the Midlands and promote animal welfare in our community.
Nola Armstrong ◦ Joan Amundson ◦ Murray Baroody ◦ Will Brennan ◦ Bill Brumbach ◦ Bob Coble ◦ Daniel Coble ◦ Emile DeFelice ◦ Bill Ellen ◦ Barc Farnsworth ◦ Mardie Faucette ◦ Cyrus Frakes ◦ Ashley Hayes ◦ Frannie Heizer ◦ Page Hodson ◦ Karen Hoover ◦ Kevin Hoover ◦ Beth Huelin ◦ Billy Huelin ◦ Cami Hutchinson ◦ Fran Johnson ◦ Steelman Ketchum ◦ Jeanna Lizzi ◦ Sheriff Leon Lott ◦ Katherine Mahon ◦ Eloise McMillian ◦ Craig Melvin ◦ Kristin Niemi ◦ Robin O’Neal ◦ Bill Owen ◦ Alita Pillick ◦ Bryan Quinn ◦ Daniel Rickenmann ◦ Joanne Schwartz ◦ LeeAnn Schwartz ◦ Billy Shephard ◦ Debbie Sonefeld ◦ Anne Sinclair ◦ Jim Sonefeld ◦ Laura Sonefeld ◦ Melody Taylor ◦ Samuel Tennenbaum ◦ Lauren Tucker ◦ Bill Turner ◦ Carole Williams ◦ Elle Linowski
Request a Voucher
Live in Richland or Lexington Counties? Request a voucher for discounted spay/neuter.
Animal Mission is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to addressing the root cause of shelter overpopulation and euthanasia in the Midlands of South Carolina by removing barriers to spay and neuter services for all pet owners in our community.
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