Who we are ...
We are a non-profit (501 c 3 Corporation) shelter run by volunteers, working to help solve the dog and cat problems in our community.
We have chosen to help Animal Control of the City of Bulverde and other animal control facilities to find homes for adoptable pets that would otherwise be euthanized. We have also chosen to assist San Antonio ACS with as many adoptions as we can. Our third choice is NOT to contract with any city or county animal control agencies. The money from contracts of this type could be a very large sum and would be a great benefit to our organization, but it would force us in to having a great number of animals euthanized. We would rather work very hard to raise money and continue building a volunteer force to help with adopting animals than to deal with euthanizing healthy animals.
Volunteer Positions needed
Adoption Event Coordinator:
Quarterterly, Saturday or a monthly weekend commitment. Recruits handlers and transporters for the event, selects animals, and supervises the activities & adoptions at the off site events.
Assistant Shelter Manager:
Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday commitment. Oversees activities on the shelter grounds, to include: conducting new volunteer orientation, supervising animal care workers, and greeting & assisting visitors.
Our Board of Directors
- President - Richard Lindell
- Vice President - Tom Blacklock
- Treasurer - Lynda Binkley
- Secretary - Tammy Porter
- Director - Roland Hermann
- Director - Sally deSousa
- Director - John Pucci
- Director - Kirk Kothmann DVM
- Director - Laura Konet
- Director - Jerri Blacklock Director - Lucille Page
- Director - Jenny Burgess
What else we do ...
We seek to place pets in forever homes where they will be part of the family. We spay or neuter every dog or cat in our shelter. Where possible, we treat them for parasites, injuries, and illnesses. We microchip them. We educate adopters about how to be responsible pet owners.
In addition to caring for animals needs, much of the construction, repairs and grounds maintenance is also a job for our volunteers, as well as performing all the tasks of running a shelter such as answering the phone and keeping records.
Volunteering at BAHS is a great character-building experience and opportunity to perform Community Service. We work with volunteers from schools and church organizations as well as youth groups. No one is too old or too young to contribute in helping to improve the lives of the animals in our community.