In this video you will meet Romaine Kobilsek president of Spay Arkansas and learn what our organization does right here in Northwest Arkansas.
To reduce the number of unwanted and stray animals entering our shelters by offering high quality and affordable spay and neuter services to under-served individuals, shelters, and rescues within our community.
• Provide low cost spay/neuter services to those in need
• Reduce the number of animals euthanized in local shelters
• Promote responsible pet ownership and care
• Provide compassionate care to all animals as if they were our own.
• Respect the wishes of pet owners and work with them for positive outcomes for their
• Provide leadership to others by sharing our health care knowledge as well as develop and promote new ideas and programs that will help animals.
• To be open and honest in our relationships with each other and those we serve
• With a grateful heart we promise to be fiscally responsible with donations made to our organization.
• Spay Arkansas was founded by Marcia Donley in 2007 and our clinic in Springdale, Arkansas opened its doors in 2011. Since that time, we have performed over 35,000 sterilization surgeries, thereby preventing the birth of tens of thousands of unwanted pets.
• Our independent licensed veterinarians and trained staff, with over 50 years of combined experience, perform approximately 40-50 operations a day, two to three days per week.
• Our monthly vaccine clinics provide an average of 165 vaccinations every 4 weeks and microchip an average of 25 animals per clinic.
• Our pet food sharing program dispenses approximately 1,500 pounds of donated pet food per month. This enables families to keep their animals at home rather than surrendering them to shelters when they can’t afford to feed them.
• By working with partner groups and individuals as a care provider for feral cat trap/neuter/return projects, we are assisting in reducing feral cat colony populations in NWA without resorting to euthanasia.
• We are a participating partner with the Animal Care Education of NWA organization whose mission is to educate students about the humane care of pets and the importance of spaying and neutering.
• Our dedicated volunteers log thousands of hours each year to help us reach our mission.
• Money donated to Spay Arkansas is used directly to provide services for animals in need and we receive no local, state or federal governmental funding.
• We are making a difference for the pets of NWA. In 2011 over 38% of animals entering area shelters were euthanized. Along with our efforts and those of other animal advocate organizations, by 2014 this number had dropped to 15% and is now around 11%. Our shelters continue to strive to be innovative in their efforts to increase live return to community numbers.
Every day we strive to make our community a place where companion animals are given the care they deserve and work tirelessly toward our ultimate goal of no more homeless pets.
We rescue pets too. We rescued and saved over 600 animals in 2019. These animals came into our care, and we helped them find a wonderful home.
SPAY ARKANSAS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Front Row: Left to Right: Amy Wilson, Romaine Kobilsek (President/Treasurer) Alyssa Justet (Secretary), Back Row: Left to Right: Nicole Michard, Taylor Backwell, (Vice President) Sonya Webster