Middle Tennessee Spay and Neuter Clinic Inc
846 Union Street
Shelbyville TN 37160
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Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide affordable spay/neuter services for dogs and cats belonging to qualifying low-income pet owners and caretakers and to provide and promote education for the humane care and treatment for all animals.

CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Kimberly Warren
Board Chair Anita Epperson
Board Chair Company Affiliation Bedford County
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 2009
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
Graph: Expense Breakdown Graph - All Years
Projected Expenses $203,300.00
Projected Annual Revenue 20800 (2019)

Our mission is to provide affordable spay/neuter services for dogs and cats belonging to qualifying low-income pet owners and caretakers and to provide and promote education for the humane care and treatment for all animals.


A $10,000 grant from PetSmart Charities to Bedford County Animal Control for spay/neuter activities was the jumping off point for the Middle TN Spay and Neuter Clinic. Dedicated folks formed a committee, raised additional funds, and eventually opened the Middle TN Spay & Neuter Clinic in 2010.

MTSNC began with two big fund raisers: the “Hawgs for Dawgs” motorcycle Poker Run, and the “Paws for a Cause” 5K Run/1 mile Fun Walk. "Paws for a Cause"  has since become an annual event. MTSNC continues to receive funds from fund raising events, grants, and private donations.

In April, 2009 the MTSNC charter was formed. MTSNC was incorporated, officers and directors chosen, bylaws drafted, the 501C3 non-profit designation secured, and a search for a suitable location was initiated. A supporter graciously donated the back rooms of an office building in Shelbyville to start the clinic. In 2013, MTSNC relocated to its current location in a building owned by and leased from Bedford County. The much larger space has plenty of room for growth.

MTSNC believes that all animals should receive the highest quality veterinary care possible at an affordable cost. Our clinic does not cut corners or compromise quality. We use state of the art instruments and equipment. All spay/neuter surgeries are performed by qualified, licensed veterinarians.  All animals receive an injection of antibiotics and anti-inflammatory as well as a tattoo. 


MTSNC is a high quality specialty clinic servicing low income pet owners and animal caretakers operating humane, rescue and animal control organizations in Middle Tennessee. This specifically includes Bedford, Moore, Rutherford, Warren, Marshall and Coffee counties in southern middle Tennessee, but is open to all residents in any middle Tenn. county.

It's impossible to define the impact at this time, however, the  clinic has spayed or neutered over 21,000 cats and dogs since opening. In 2013, we moved into a much larger space donated by Bedford County and later increased our daily numbers to 25 a day. We regularly have a waiting list of pet owners and caretakers for our services.

Our presence actually influenced one full service veterinary clinic to reduce their spay/neuter fees to be more competitive.
Our local initiative to address the breeding population of community cats has seen a consistent reduction in cat related complaints. More and more people are realizing that sterilization is the most reasonable and least expensive means to reduce stray and feral cat populations.

Our immediate goals are 1. refine clinic efficiency to support growth, and 2. implement and expand our program to educate the public on responsible pet stewardship. Our long range goals are to gradually increase clinic operation to four days a week. The MTSNC family is fully committed to making a positive impact in the lives of pet owners, caretakers, and the animals they love.


MTSNC believes that the clinic can not only help reduce pet over-population, but may prompt pet owners to take better care of their pets including seeking veterinary care when needed.

The most pressing needs MTSNC faces are:

 1.  Financial assistance to purchase surgical equipment and to upgrade or to replace worn out items;

2. Funds to assist pet owners who cannot afford even our low prices. For every $100 donation, the MTSNC can sterilize two dogs at $50 apiece or three cats at $30 apiece. 

Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
MTSNC accepts donations by check, Pay Pal on the MTSNC website, in-kind donations, volunteer assistance at the clinic and fundraisers. The organization also encourages memorial donations.
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Animal Related / Animal Services NEC
Secondary Organization Category Human Services /
Areas of Service
Areas Served
The clinic, located in Bedford County, TN, serves all of middle Tennessee but especially the five Tennessee counties that share Bedford's border. These include Moore, Marshall, Rutherford, Moore and Coffee Counties.
Board Chair Statement

I have been actively involved in animal welfare in Bedford County for the past 7 years. I have volunteered for both the Bedford County Animal Control and the Shelbyville-Bedford County Humane Association.

During this time, I have seen positive progress with both organizations. We now have a county animal control that has a 70% or better adoption rate. Our Humane Association has also increased its adoptions rate and reduced shelter animal's length of stay in the shelter.
While adoptions are better for both groups, pet over population is still a concern.

Having attended various animal welfare seminars and visited many other animal facilities, I know that that animal overpopulation is a common problem in Tennessee and many areas throughout the nation. Bedford County is more fortunate than some neighboring counties. Having a regional spay/neuter clinic like the Middle TN S/N Clinic is the single most important way to help animals and pet owners in other communities.  Animal welfare volunteers, rescuers and agencies in surrounding communities have embraced our clinic and are huge supporters. We hope one day to purchase land, build a state of the art building and expand our operating days to help even more.  


CEO Statement

I have been actively involved in animal welfare in Bedford County for the past 15 years. I have volunteered for both the Bedford County Animal Control and the Shelbyville-Bedford County Humane Association.

During this time, I have seen a forward progression in the programs at both. We went from no county animal control to one with no means of adopting out its animals to one that has a 85% or better adoption rate. Our Humane has increased its adoptions and cut down on hold times due to better outreach through technology.
In June 2008, the two organizations began working together to transport animals out of state through the PetSmart Charities Rescue Waggin’ program and transported over 900 animals with that program. Although adoptions are going better for both groups, there was still a great need to cut down on the overpopulation.
Through PetSmart Charities a grant for spay/neuter was received and equipment for a clinic was purchased. A committee was formed to set out to raise more funds to go with this to open a clinic in 2010. This was achieved in a short period of time. I was chosen unanimously as the president of this new group and later moved into the Executive Director position.

Having attended many animal welfare seminars and having visited many other animal facilities over the past few years, I quickly realized that animal overpopulation is a common problem in Tennessee and many areas throughout the nation. Bedford County is definitely more fortunate than some of its neighbors, but we had no way to help animals in these other communities. When coming up with the name for the clinic, we saw how we could help. The board decided to make the clinic regional so that we could help on a larger scale and the Middle Tennessee Spay and Neuter Clinic was born. Animal welfare volunteers, rescuers and agencies in the surrounding communities have embraced our clinic and are huge supporters. We are looking to get land, a state of the art building and expand our operating days and hours to help even more.

My vision is that one day this clinic will be the model everyone wants to follow. I believe it can be and will be and believing is half the battle.

Middle Tennessee Spay and Neuter Clinic is a specialty veterinarian clinic that only performs spay and neuter surgeries in an effort to help control pet overpopulation in Middle Tennessee. We offer low-cost, affordable spay/neuter services to qualifying low-income pet owners, and animal rescue, humane, and animal control organizations. Surgical fees are kept low due to aggressive and creative fundraising, private donations, and grants.   
MTSNC believes that all animals should receive the highest quality veterinary care possible, even if the services provided are at a reduced-cost.
All surgeries are performed by our qualified, licensed veterinarian, Dr. Rachel M. Lampley, who has a special interest in spay/neuter for pet population control and has received additional state-of-the-art spay/neuter training from the Humane Alliance.
Budget 203,000
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Pet-Related Financial & Commodities Assistance
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated,
Short Term Success In the short term, MTSNC and its volunteers hope to educate the local population about the importance of pet care and especially the control of cat and dog populations through spay/neuter surgery. This idea is still not embraced by everyone, but the message continues to gain support.
Long term Success Hopefully, the number of unwanted, abandoned, and stray cats and dogs in the middle TN area will eventually be reduced to where local humane organizations can find plenty of new homes for any animals they need to place. It would be lovely if there were wonderful homes for all of them. It would be amazing if we were ever in the position where we didn't have enough cats and dogs to satisfy all the requests for new pets.
Program Success Monitored By The success of the MTSNC clinic's efforts will be measured by the admittance statistics of local animal shelters and rescue organizations. If the s/n message is gaining, fewer animals will be surrendered to shelters or rescues.

Donated funds pay for a spay/neuter surgery: $50 will pay for a dog's or $30 will pay for a cat's surgery. An additional $10 will cover a rabies vaccine. Donors may designate to pay the sterilization fees for a particular animal including an adoptable animal at a shelter, animal rescue or animal control.

Budget 20.00
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Veterinary Services
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated, At-Risk Populations
Long term Success
More animals for people who cannot afford to pay at all will be sterilized, thus helping with overpopulation. Additionally, more adoptable animals in shelters will be adopted. Statistics show that altered animals have a much higher adoption rate.
MTSNC applies for and has been fortunate enough to receive grant funding to fix feral, stray, or un-owned cats. In keeping with the TNR (Trap/Neuter/Return) tradition, all cats had their left ear tipped to indicate their altered state. This service can be offered free as long as grant funding is available. MTSNC has "fixed" hundreds of  stray/feral/un-owned cats under this program.
There is always a waiting list of cat caretakers and MTSNC hopes to continue to find funding to satisfy this need.  
Budget 9000
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Pet-Related Financial & Commodities Assistance
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Short Term Success There has been a slight reduction in the number of nuisance calls to local animal shelters about stray cats. But more emphasis must be placed on educating the local population about a humane solution to the problem. We encourage anyone interested to volunteer their time to trap cats or manage a cat colony.
Long term Success There will never be a day when there are no feral/stray cats. Un-altered cats roam looking for mates. Kittens are born and the cycle continues. The long term goal will be to reduce as much as possible the number of kittens born during the "kitten season - April through November. In rural areas like middle TN there is no way to find, trap, and alter all the stray cats, but we are trying to make a serious dent. Hand-in-hand with providing s/n surgery is the pressing need to alert the public and to encourage them to take responsibility for stray cats they encounter. Without their engagement cats will continue to breed.
Program Success Monitored By The best way to approach TNR is quietly. With a limited budget, MTSNC volunteers tackle one cat colony at a time. We don't want everyone who has stray cats around coming to us for help. There are too many cats and not enough volunteers and money to help them all.
Examples of Program Success Several cat colonies have had all their members fixed. The colony population is stable as long as no new cats move in. Gradually, over time, the colony will be reduced through natural attrition.
CEO Comments Our biggest challenge today is reaching out to those in need and having funds to help them spay and neuter their animals at discounted or no cost. We are finding new ways to identify and reach those in need and are actively seeking grants to help in this endeavor.
Board Chair
Board Chair Anita Epperson
Company Affiliation Bedford County
Term Apr 2017 to Mar 2019
Email mtsnc@mtsnc.org
Board Members
Tammy Anderson Operations Officer Bedford County EMAVoting
Sharon Dunkin TreasurerVoting
Forest Durard DirectorVoting
Anita Epperson PresidentVoting
Celeste Fernandez Health Dept.Voting
Vicki Fleenor Newell Rubermaid Logistics SpecialistVoting
Diane Forbes Bedford County Highway Dept.Voting
Corrine Harris Centerstone Mental HealthVoting
Danny Moore Self employed computer technicianVoting
Michelle Murray Voting
June Taylor DirectorVoting
Kimberly Warren DirectorVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 10
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? No
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage of Board Members making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Does the Board include Client Representation? Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Board CoChair
Board CoChair Diane Forbes
Term Apr 2017 to Mar 2019
Email mtsnc@mtsnc.org
Standing Committees
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mrs. Kimberly Warren
Term Start Feb 2011
Email mtsnc@mtsnc.org
Ms. Warren has a BS in Mass Commuinications fro Middle TN State U. She has worked as a news reportr and photographer, head certified pharmacy technician, and as a free lance photographer for over 20 years. Most recently she was employed as the administrative assistant to Bedford County Mayor, Eugene Ray.
Ms. Warren has been involved in companion animal issues since 1990. She is a board member of the Shelbyville-Bedford County Humane Ass. and a vollunteer at Bedford County Animal Control. Kimberly works tirelessly to promote spay/neuter and humane education in middle Tennessee.
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 4
Volunteers 10
Contractors 1
Retention Rate 90%
Plans & Policies
Does the organization have a documented Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Does the organization have an approved Strategic Plan? Yes
Number of years Strategic Plan Considers 3
When was Strategic Plan adopted? Mar 2011
In case of a change in leadership, is a Management Succession plan in place? No
Does the organization have a Policies and Procedures Plan? Yes
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? Yes
Senior Staff
Title Medical Director

Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Apr 01 2018
Fiscal Year End Mar 31 2019
Projected Revenue $20,800.00
Projected Expenses $203,300.00
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$216,975$0$139,191
Administration Expense$0$168,528$0
Fundraising Expense$0$594$0
Payments to Affiliates----$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.991.081.03
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%0%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue--2%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$105,058$101,265$89,272
Current Assets$72,371$101,265$89,272
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$2,151$1,091$2,249
Total Net Assets$102,907$100,174$87,023
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities33.6592.8239.69
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201820172016
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Revenue $195,543Program Revenue $143,000Program Revenue $109,046
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountOther Revenue $18,564Contributions, Gifts and Grants $39,186Contributions, Gifts and Grants $27,418
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Investment Income $87Fundraising Events $6,474
Capital Campaign
Is the organization currently conducting a Capital Campaign for an endowment or the purchase of a major asset? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
TN Charitable Solicitations Registration Yes - Expires Sept 2018
Solicitations Permit
Charitable Solicitations
Organization Comments
MTSNC is fortunate in that the Clinic operation has been consistently showing a profit - not a huge profit, but a profit none the less. Unfortunately, the profit made is not enough to purchase new surgical equipment to replace equipment that is worn or in need of expensive repairs.  Hence the continued fund raising to purchase new veterinary equipment or replace existing worn-out equipment. With our larger facility and two operating stations, MTSNC is "fixing" more cats and dogs than in our old small space. We hope to continue to thrive.
GivingMatters.com Financial Comments
Financial figures taken from the 990, prepared by Xpress Tax Solutions Inc.
Comments provided by Kathryn Bennett 9/28/18.
Nonprofit Middle Tennessee Spay and Neuter Clinic Inc
Address 846 Union Street
Shelbyville, TN 37160
Primary Phone (931) 684-5353
Contact Email mtsnc@mtsnc.org
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Kimberly Warren
Board Chair Anita Epperson
Board Chair Company Affiliation Bedford County
Year of Incorporation 2009

Related Information

Animal Welfare

Pet overpopulation is the most serious issue facing domesticated animals in Middle Tennessee. Many ongoing animal-related issues – including dog bites, disease, animal hoarding, cruelty to animals, and high euthanasia rates in shelters – ultimately stem from overpopulation, which has posed a complex dilemma in Middle Tennessee and across the country for decades. More attention has been brought to this issue in the last 15 years, and many nonprofit groups in Middle Tennessee are working to offer low-cost spay/neuter services. Some government-funded animal-control programs also offer spay/neuter and adoption services.