An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

Be The Solution, Inc. was established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2007 by Gerry and Tim Phipps due to their concern about the growing pet overpopulation problem in Tallahassee. They were constantly finding stray animals wherever they went and would either keep them as their own pets or find a home for them. Gerry then had the thought that: “If more people would get their pets fixed we could stop the problem from the start by reducing the number of unwanted litters born in our community”. Since then, Be The Solution has spayed and neutered more than 25,000 pets and helped keep countless more off the streets or euthanized in shelters.

  • 2007 – 540 Surgeries
  • 2008 – 704 Surgeries
  • 2009 – 717 Surgeries
  • 2010 – 845 Surgeries
  • 2011 – 994 Surgeries
  • 2012 – 1,793 Surgeries
  • 2013 – 994 Surgeries
  • 2014 – 3,209 Surgeries
  • 2015 – 3,407 Surgeries
  • 2016 – 3,403 Surgeries
  • 2017 – 3,829 Surgeries
Thanks to the help of our generous vet partners, and an increase in awareness about the benefits of spay and neuter, we have seen a direct correlation between the number of animal intakes into the shelter and the number of animals Be The Solution has helped fix.

Board of Directors

The Be the Solution Board is made of members of our community who are passionate about ending pet overpopulation and euthanasia in our community by promoting and facilitating affordable spay and neuter surgeries.

Gerry Phipps

President

Tim Phipps

Ayavalla Land Company

Treasurer

Sarah S. Butters

Attorney at Law

Secretary

Ann Camp

Board Member

Matthew Lambert, CPA

Moore Ellison & McDuffie CPAs PA

Board Member

Lucky Rivest

Board Member

Lyndsey Steele

Veterinarian

Board Member

How We Fund Spay & Neuter Surgeries

It takes a Village.

Local Veterinarians

The Tallahassee community is fortunate to have a number of talented and caring veterinarians. Be the Solution has partnered with several of these generous individuals who donate the bulk of the surgery cost. Each month, they spend their time, staff time and resources to provide spay and neuter surgeries for a fraction of what they normally charge because they, too, are committed to ending pet overpopulation. Without their help, our program would not be possible. 

Be The Solution

The next largest portion of the cost is paid by Be the Solution. As a 501(c)3, we rely on a number of fundraising efforts and volunteers in order to cover the costs and keep the program going. We raise the bulk of our funds through our signature event, Tally Top Pet. Since it’s inception in 2011, it has become a beloved community contest that has captured the heart and support of Tallahassee. Our other funding avenues include “The Fix” Thrift Shop, grants and community donors. 

Our Clients

Each time we issue a voucher, Be the Solution takes the time to explain the costs that are shared to provide this valuable service. For those clients who receive public assistance such as Food Stamps, Medicaid or Disability, they have a $5.00 copay as their contribution towards the cost of the surgery for their pet. For clients who are not on any form of public assistance, their co-pay is $20.00 per cat and $30.00 per dog. Not surprisingly some of our clients have turned into donors once they are on their feet again. 

Support Our Cause

Join Be the Solution in our mission to end pet overpopulation and prevent the cycle of suffering for unwanted pets living in shelters and on the street by giving a one-time gift or by becoming a sustaining member of our Spay/Neuter a Month Club.

Get in Touch

Have questions? Looking to volunteer? Interested in having us give your group a presentation about the importance of spay and neuter? Have an idea of how we can get the word out? We'd love to connect.

Be The Solution, Inc.

PHONE:
(850) 545-2043

MAILING ADDRESS:
1400 Village Square Blvd., Suite 3-306
Tallahassee, Florida 32312

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The Fix THRIFT SHOP

PHONE:
(850) 298-1129

ADDRESS:
1208 Capital Circle SE, Unit D
Tallahassee, Florida 32312
(next to Hopkins)

STORE HOURS:
Tuesday - Friday
11am – 6pm

Saturday
10am - 6pm

VOUCHER HOURS:
Tuesday & Thursday
11am – 1pm

Saturdays
Noon - 3pm

THE FIX THRIFT SHOP

PHONE:
(850) 298-1129

ADDRESS:
1208 Capital Circle SE, Unit D
Tallahassee, Florida 32312
(next to Hopkins)

STORE HOURS:
Tuesday - Friday
11am – 6pm

Saturday
10am - 6pm

VOUCHER HOURS:
Tuesday & Thursday
11am – 1pm

Saturdays
Noon - 3pm