Memphis, Tennessee, resident Mary Phillipa Sledge has worked in the entertainment industry for over 20 years, serving as art department coordinator for a number of major motion pictures. With a family history spanning five generations of successful horse breeding and showing, Mary Phillipa Sledge has also secured several world championship titles in the three-gaited Saddlebred division. An animal lover, Phillipa Sledge retains a passion for horses of all breeds and serves on the board of directors of the Shelby County Humane Society in Shelbyville, Kentucky.
A no-kill shelter, the Shelby County Humane Society promotes responsible pet ownership practices, including sterilization. By encouraging owners to spay or neuter their pets through its humane education programs, it aims to reduce the number of unwanted animals and prevent shelter overcrowding, thereby reducing the need for euthanasia. To this end, the Shelby County Humane Society operates the Mary Gaylord McClean Spay and Neuter Clinic at 400 Hudson Boulevard. Overseen by Dr. Teresa Gregory, the clinic provides spay and neuter services on the first and third Tuesday of each month, and it performed nearly 900 procedures in 2013. The clinic also offers vaccinations, accepting walk-in patients from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the clinic’s operating days.