Seniors' Pet Assistance Network


About Us


SPAN secures, healthy relationships between low-income seniors and their companion animals.

We serve the needs of Dallas County low-income seniors, 67 years and older with basic veterinary care and pet food. 

We accomplish this by:

  • Providing financial assistance for basic veterinary care which is defined as annual shots, preventive heartworm and flea medication. Other veterinary services will be considered on a case by case basis and are contingent on available funds.
  • Pet food provided by the Aunt Louise's Pet Food Pantry, delivered by volunteers.
  • We serve as a volunteer resource to the elder support programs of Dallas-area senior organizations and in doing so, the organization also strives to improve the quality of life for seniors’ pets. A private 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, SPAN is funded solely through private donations and operated by volunteers.

SPAN Board of Directors


  • FounderAdelle Taylor
  • President:  Laurie Jennings
  • Secretary:  Cathy Bell
  • Treasurer:  Mike Brown
  • Public Relations:  
  • Aunt Louise’s Pet Pantry:  Melissa Menz
  • Fund Raising & Special Projects: 
  • Grant Writer and Sponsorship:  
  • Client Intake / Veterinary Care Coordination:  Laura Palmer
  • Members at Large: Janet Watson


Open Board Positions

Public Relations

Fund Raising & Special Projects

Grant Writer and Sponsorship