"It took many hours of fundraising on the part of so many wonderful volunteers who saw the dream and made it happen. After being open for many years, this low-cost spay/neuter clinic is really making a difference.."
Dr. Glen Campbell
"I have never worked with so many great volunteers who pitch in and do whatever it takes to make sure the animals are never in pain, are comfortable and well taken care of. Their professionalism is unmatched.."
Dr. Glen Campbell -
Dr. Glen Campbell is
a graduate of Texas
A&M and LSU Veterinary
School...he runs a vet
hospital in Garland,
taking a day off on
Tuesdays to do our surgeries...he was named by D Magazine as one of the 'Best Vets In Dallas'...immediately after Hurricane Katrina, he volunteered for 5 days in New Orleans doing rescue and emergency surgeries...HE IS THE HEART AND SOUL OF OUR WHOLE ORGANIZATION.
Sydney Busch, Clinic Director - Sydney Busch was a volunteer for 18 years at the SPCA of Texas in Dallas and served on their board. She and her husband Ed (who also served on the SPCA board as President for two terms) saw the need when they moved to Cedar Creek Lake full time and worked to raise funds and recruit volunteers. On July 30 of 2002, they opened Friends of the Animals Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic.
"The Women In Surgery at Friends"
Joy Simmons - an energetic, tireless volunteer for years for Friends of the Animals, - she checks in the animals in the morning and enters all the data in the computer after each surgery.
Debbie Starr - Schedules appointments all week
More than two dozen volunteers are regulars who work at the clinic each Tuesday doing everything from weighing animals and taking their temperatures to giving vaccinations, and perparing surgery packs. Volunteers also walk the dogs, clean the cages, do laundry, gather supplies, and organize administrative aspects of the clinic.