ASNA Founder, William H. “Bill” McKelvy
On May 2, 1994, founder William H. “Bill” McKelvy, established Humane Alliance (now ASPCA Spay/Neuter Alliance) with the mission of providing affordable spay/neuter services as a non-lethal, responsible solution to companion animal overpopulation. Bill was a true visionary and champion for companion animals, recognizing that there must be a better way to prevent unnecessary euthanasia of animals simply because there weren’t enough homes. He knew the best way to tackle animal overpopulation was through efficient and expert spay and neuter surgeries, understanding that if the community could sterilize as many animals each year as were being euthanized, they would begin to see a meaningful decline in euthanasia rates.
Thanks to Bill’s vision, the reach has increased exponentially. In 2015, the ASPCA, having supported the Humane Alliance for many years and recognizing its tremendous impact, acquired the program and renamed it the ASPCA Spay/Neuter Alliance (ASNA). Now supported by the reach and reputation of the country’s first animal welfare organization, ASNA continues to provide a solution to pet overpopulation in Western North Carolina and across the country.