She adopted her cat "Mongo" at the Central Illinois Small Animal Rescue Shelter.
"I'm taking her home. She got spayed today. Which I'm kind of excited about," laughs Spencer. "I don't want any more Mongo's running around!"
That's the mission of the not for profit group known as CISAR.
Started by Pat Burr, she aimed to give unwanted animals food, a place to stay and yes...neutering.
"We're always full because they just keep coming," said Burr. "There's such a need."
The shelter holds up to 300 animals.
Volunteers say it's all about giving pets the care they need to find a loving home.
"Everyone plays with them and takes care of them till they can get adopted," added Burr.
Problem is, her plan is in jeopardy.
The no kill shelter is facing foreclosure on loans it took out to build its nearly 7,000 square foot facility.
"They want possession of this property," said Burr. "I don't know what they're going to do with over 300 animals."
CISAR used three loans to make the shelter a reality.
It's paid $250,000 to Heartland Bank which took over the finances after CISAR's first lender folded.
But it still owes $830,000 for one loan and $325,000 for another.
"I don't care about losing the money. My husband and I have over two million dollars in this facility now we've put in with our retirements all the places that we've owned we sold," said Burr.
All the not for profit wants is to keep the animals safe, something Burr fears won't happen if the bank takes the property.
"They'd euthanize them. That's what they threatened."
She only hopes she'll have enough time to turn the situation around, before it's too late.
The attorney for Heartland Bank says negotiations are ongoing, and hopes to get the situation resolved as soon as possible.
Taking Action for the Cause
The not for profit is accepting community donations to help fund the shelter:
Checks can be made payable to "CISAR."
You can send them to 29738 E. 1400 N. Road, Colfax, IL 61728