Elaine Adair
VP of Operations

Elaine Adair is the founder and President of Mississippi Spay and Neuter (MS SPAN) and Vice President of Operations for MS SPAN's delivery systems: Big Fix Clinic, transport and targeted voucher programs as well as the statewide referral program to other clinics and voucher programs.

She has in depth knowledge about the intricacies of running high-volume spay/neuter clinics as well as first-hand experience in coalition-building with Mississippi SPAN. She has been a consultant for establishing non-profit animal organizations and foradministrative processes and services. In 2016, she with two other animal welfare advocates founded a 501(C)(6) non-profit group called AAIM. The Board of Directors will be involved in promoting animal-related initiatives that engage in educational activities, advancing laws, ordinances, and policies in support of political subdivisions and non-profit organizations involved in animal welfare and protection emphasizing the welfare of dogs and cats in Mississippi as well as the following.  

Ms. Adair also has a background in the administrative support necessary for needs assessment, organizational development, and strategic planning that has extended over a 20 year profession starting with the United States Air Force and ending with an early retirement from Lockheed Martin Corporation and the Air National Guard.

She graduated with Distinction from University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Distributive Studies: Communication, Theatre, English and Psychology and from Southern College of Technology in Georgia with a Master’s Degree in Technical and Professional Communication. In 2012, she and her husband and their precious pets including 4 feral cats who all survived the wrath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 are now living back in Gulfport after living in Vicksburg for 4 years.



Sharon Garner
Clinic Manager


Sharon was in a career that she didn't enjoy, so in 2003 she followed her passion for animals and began working at the Humane Society of Southern Mississippi. She joined Mississippi Spay and Neuter in May of 2009.

Dr. Anna Ketchum, DVM
Veterinary Surgeon

Tamara Roubique
Lead Vet Tech


Tamara is a graduate of Western Career College Vet Tech Program and has been a veterinary technician since 2004. She moved to Mississippi in 2008 and began working with Mississippi Spay and Neuter in 2011. 

Ray Plaza
Vet Tech

Danielle Vaccaro
Administrative Assistant


Danielle is a former nursing student who started working at Mississippi Spay and Neuter in 2015. She was born and raised in Pearl, MS and has two dogs- Ram and Reeses. 

Shelby Parsons
Communications Manager


Shelby moved to Mississippi from the West Coast, where she was the Program Assistant at the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon. She started as the volunteer events chair at Mississippi Spay and Neuter in 2013 and joined the staff in 2014.

Wendy Gardner
Vet Tech, Events, Admin

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  • commented 2016-09-02 11:27:49 -0500
    Hi Tabby,

    Check out the resources on our page- they outline all the steps you should take:
  • commented 2016-09-01 23:26:21 -0500
    I have family that lives in Adams County and one of them posted a picture of a kitten that a couple of underage kids that live in her neighborhood stomped on until they broke it’s back and had to be put down. Is there anything that can, or even would, be done about this senseless act of murder? Has Mississippi updated their laws to protect animals? Who would they call? Is it too late now that the animal is dead? Would it have mattered because the murderers are minors?
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