A time when there are no homeless, unwanted pets in Alabama.
The mission of the Alabama Animal Alliance is to significantly reduce the overpopulation of dogs and cats in Alabama through prevention, education, and collaboration.
We collaborate with veterinarians, animal shelters, rescue groups, and residents to provide high quality, high volume, low cost spay and neuter surgeries for companion animals. We educate the public on the importance of preventing unwanted pets.
The purpose of the Alabama Animal Alliance is multifaceted.
- To reduce the number of animals abandoned, homeless, and euthanized in animal shelters in Montgomery and surrounding counties.
- To educate Alabama residents on the benefits of spaying and neutering their pets (e.g., improve health and behavior of pets, prevent unwanted litters, etc.) and the importance of reducing the population of unwanted pets (e.g., reduction in the number of stray animals, dog bite reports, nuisance animal reports, euthanasia, etc.).
- To foster and maintain relationships with area animal shelters, rescue groups, and animal welfare advocates in an effort to provide a service and education that will significantly impact both their animal and human communities.
The Montgomery Humane Society (MHS) Board of Directors recognized the need for a systematic approach to reducing the number of unwanted animals in Montgomery County and formed the MHS Spay/Neuter Committee in early 2006. This committee was charged with researching proven methods for reducing unwanted animals in other areas of the United States and making recommendations regarding those methods that would be most appropriate for Montgomery.
The formation of a “bricks and mortar” spay/neuter clinic that would be separate from the MHS was determined to be the best approach. Dr. Rachel Tears was asked to found, implement and manage this separate non-profit entity to provide high quality, high volume, and low cost spay/neuter surgeries. The Humane Alliance of North Carolina has developed a model for the creation of such facilities. Their model has been replicated multiple times in various communities in multiple states. This is the model that we utilized.
There are far too many healthy, adoptable dogs and cats than there are responsible homes for them. As a result, pets are abandoned, homeless, and euthanized everyday. Our clinic provides low-cost spay/neuter services to the dogs and cats of animal welfare facilities, rescue groups, and residents. Preventing the births of thousands of unwanted puppies and kittens will result in these animals, as well as the offspring they would have had, being spared short, often brutal lives.
Our veterinarians are not volunteers or veterinary students. They are licensed veterinarians who have more than 40 years of combined experience. We do not utilize the services of volunteer veterinarians, veterinary school students, or recent veterinary school graduates to perform spay or neuter surgical procedures.
Dr. Cathrine Byars, DVM
Dr. Angela Tolbert, DVM