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FTAspay • P.O. Box 244 • Wildomar, CA 92595 • T: 951-200-4224 • firstname.lastname@example.org
The Vision of FTAspay is a No-Kill community, where dogs and cats are no longer euthanized because they are homeless.
The Mission of FTAspay is to end animal shelter euthanasia through targeted, affordable spay/neuter and microchipping.
Description of Primary Activities and Goals:
The primary objective and purpose of this charitable, not-for-profit corporation is to provide quality affordable sterilization of companion animals
for pet guardians who would otherwise not pay the high price to have their pets altered.
FTAspay will also participate in the Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program by sterilizing feral cats at a significantly reduced rate.
We are located in the Lake Elsinore-Temecula Valley, an area of Southwest Riverside County with a large population of dogs and cats. Many of
these animals are not sterilized and produce multiple litters of unwanted puppies and kittens. Southwest Riverside County euthanasia rates are
upwards of 30,000 dogs and cats every year. Nationwide, 4 to 6 million are euthanized yearly. The vast majority of these animals are healthy
For The Animals
Sterilize ~ Protect ~ Advocate ~ Yes, we will!
Creating A Sustainable Dog And Cat Population
In Southwest Riverside County Through
High Quality, High Volume Affordable Spay & Neuter and Microchipping
Meet Our Board Members and Volunteers
It is Monica's dream and life's ambition is to bring an end to animal shelter euthanasia through affordable spay/neuter and microchipping. Becoming a vegetarian at age 11, Monica has spent her life advocating for animals. For 25 years Monica earned a living as a professional court reporter but her passion is and always has been animals. From 1986 - 1992, she helped found and develop Lake Elsinore Animal Friends in CA, fillng the positions of Board Secretary, Humane Educator and Spay/Neuter program manager. Monica holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA, a place she loves dearly, but she has returned to the Lake Elsinore valley to address and end the tragic pet overpopulation problem in this area. She is the proud grandmother of two precious children and guardian of a small menagerie of beloved animals.
Monica Mestas, Board President
Denise Glass, Board Member
Denise Glass is very passionate about animal welfare. She currently volunteers 35 to 40 hours per week at Ramona Humane Society. She takes photos of animals available for adoption, then edits and uploads their photos onto Petfinder.com. She also does off-site adoptions with the shelter's dogs throughout the Inland Empire. Many adoptions result from these efforts. Ms. Glass believes whole-heartedly that spay and neuter is the only hope for controlling pet overpopulation. She also is passionate about improving the laws for animals. To that end, she worked extensively on the successful Prop 2 legislative campaign in California. In addition, Ms. Glass has several years' experience as owner/operator of a children's daycare. Lastly, Denise Glass was a founding member of the South West Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Club and served on the board in various elected positions during her eight-year tenure.
Rose has had a life-long love of animals. She has devoted her professional life to the protection and conservation of fish and wildlife and to promoting the principle of compassion toward all sentient beings. Rose has been a vegetarian since the age of 14 and has personally raised and rehabilitated numerous wild birds, mammals, and reptiles. Rose holds a Ph.D. in the Biological Sciences from the University of California and believes there is a strong relationship between the health and welfare of animals, human well-being, and the environment. She currently lives in Riverside and works for a biological monitoring program that helps to ensure the conservation of more than 140 species of rare and endangered plants and animals. Rose has four beautiful dogs of her own (all rescued or adopted) and is very happy to have the opportunity to help companion animals by working to reduce the tragic number of unwanted pets in our community.
Rose Cook, Secretary
Most people would spay and neuter their pets if it were more affordable. The closest affordable clinics (charging $25 - $75) are 30-plus miles
away, with one- to two-month waiting lists. Spaying and neutering would reduce the number of unwanted animals in Southwest Riverside
County and result in a significant lifesaving drop in euthanasia rates at area shelters, the goal being a no-kill community that values its
Through aggressive targeted marketing, outreach, networking and education, FTAspay would make every effort to meet the Seventy Percent (70
%) Rule, as described by Merritt Clifton, editor of Animal People magazine. This formula was developed by Leonardo Fibonacci, a preeminent
mathematician, during the Middle Ages to aid in agriculture productivity. Six centuries later, Louis Pasteur used this model to accurately predict
the percentage of population required to be vaccinated in order to control contagious diseases. The pet overpopulation crisis is analogous to a
contagious disease. Only when 70 percent of pets are spayed and neutered is critical mass reached and a sustainable pet population attained.
The Fibonacci Rule is unforgiving. Any rate of sterilization less than 70 percent equals failure and a continuation of the killing in local shelters.
In addition to saving the lives of animals through spay and neuter, the public would be greatly served in many ways. In the Lake Elsinore-
Temecula Valley, current city contracts for animal services exceed $900,000 per year for a human population of approximately 200,000. Thus, by
reducing the number of animals, the tax consequence to the public for animal services could be drastically reduced, money better used for other
Additionally, spaying and neutering would enhance the lives of pet guardians by eliminating worry that their female dog or cat in heat will get
pregnant or that their male will roam, getting into fights with other males, injured, lost -- in general, causing problems for the community. Also,
statistics show that altered male dogs are less apt to bite. Spayed and neutered animals are healthier, live longer, and people are more likely to
provide a permanent, loving home for a pet that is altered. By charging a significantly reduced rate, pet guardians will have more money to
circulate back into the economy.
Meticulous recordkeeping will guarantee accurate tracking of our progress and ensure success in creating a sustainable dog and cat population
in Southwest Riverside County through high quality, high volume affordable spaying and neutering.
Chris Miller has been active in animal welfare issues for over 30 years. She has seen many victories for animals, such as the ban of fois gras in California, but she is working hard to improve the lives of animals worldwide. She has put a high priority on our country becoming a no-kill nation. She believes making spaying and neutering affordable will go along way in achieving that goal. She is an attorney and the guardian of two cats.
Chris Miller, Treasurer
Spay & Neuter ~
the way to a No-Kill Nation
Serving Southwest Riverside County, CA
... and beyond
Sterilize ~ Protect ~ Advocate ~ Yes, we will!