Vickie Grantz co-founded the ESPCA in Enid, Oklahoma, SPCA in 1998. Initially assuming the role of operations manager, she transitioned to executive director in 2010. Vickie believes collaboration and community involvement are integral to making the changes required to end pet overpopulation. Reduced intake in Enid has been the result of programs such as spay/neuter and two pet food pantries. A collaboration with Enid SOS, a resource center for people experiencing poverty and homelessness, has allowed ESPCA to reach underserved families that otherwise would not have received assistance. Establishing a local coalition with a mission to secure trusted transport partners has been instrumental to reaching 90% live release. Coalition partners share tasks such as networking, boarding, medical and transport. Her dream of seeing Enid become a city that does not euthanize for space started to become reality when she became involved with Common Bonds, a statewide initiative that promotes the collective impact of animal welfare leaders and advocates to end the needless euthanasia of Oklahoma cats and dogs by 2025. As a founding member of Common Bonds, Vickie serves on the strategic planning committee and is also co-leader of the community leadership working group. Vickie and her husband, Jim, live in Enid with three pampered pooches. They are proud parents of daughter Tara, a professor at Midwestern State University, and grand dog, Mia, a beautiful greyhound pit bull mix.