Haywood Spay/Neuter has a New Face!

By Haywood Spay/Neuter | Dec 18, 2012
Photo by: Pat Thomas Executive Director Chandra Spaulding and family

Chandra Spaulding has been hired as Executive Director for Haywood Spay/Neuter.  “I am so pleased that we found her.  The qualities she brings to our organization are skills we need to move into an even more successful future,” said Penny Wallace retiring executive director.

Chandra has been working in the WNC region as an animal advocate focusing on spay/neuter transports, adoption, outreach and shelter relations  independently for the last couple of years and comes highly recommended by the Humane Society of the United States, Animal Compassion Network and Jackson County Animal  shelter staff.

Chandra said, “I am looking forward to working with the board and building on a successful spay/neuter program and expand the outreach of existing programs.  Spay/neuter is the most effective way to make this happen and Haywood Spay/Neuter is leading the way in Western North Carolina.  It is an honor to continue the tradition.”

Haywood Spay/Neuter has provided low-cost spay/neuter services for 2,650 cats and dogs this year.  We are able to do such a high volume through our partnership with Asheville Humane Alliance which provides the surgeries at a very low cost.  Our costs are subsidized by donations from individuals and businesses, the NC Spay/Neuter fund and foundation grants.

Penny Wallace won’t be disappearing.  Already she’s been voted onto  the Haywood Spay/Neuter board of directors and is working on the “Fix Haywood” initiative to reduce the numbers of euthanasias at our county shelter.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Linda Sexton | Dec 20, 2012 09:55

Chandra is a dynamic young woman and I am so happy that she is joining HSN as their executive director.  Penny has done an amazing job and glad to hear she will still be there on the board.  Spay/Neuter is the biggest key to reducing and eliminating euthanasia of adoptable pets in Haywood County.  Chandra I am sure will be leading the way to solving our county's problem of euthanizing adoptable pets.

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