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Calm in Crisis

This shed used to be completely full. This shed is where, for months, we held all of our food for our Pet Food Pantry. Our food pantry happens every month and in 2020 we served 103,500 meals. So far in July 2021, we’ve already served over 50,000.  And now this lifeline for hundreds of pets…

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Pooches and the Pandemic: Vaccine clinics aren’t just for two-legged animals

By Michelle Meehan Schrader “So what are you doing today?” my husband asked over pancakes, as our one-eyed Shih Tzu, Captain Jack, and 20-year-old cat, Malcolm, circled the breakfast table for crumbs. “I’m volunteering at a drive-thru vaccine clinic,” I said. “I’ll be taking pictures and interviewing people for a blog.” “Well, maybe you can…

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BAHS responds to covid-19

BAHS has been closed to the public for close to two months now.  A year ago, we never could have predicted the many ways that we have all been affected by the COVID-19 virus. Our organization has completely changed the way our shelter runs. We are still working tirelessly to help animals and people, but…

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rescue = a work of heart

Last week was an exciting one for BAHS.  Our animals have been adopted so fast recently that we found ourselves practically empty.  Knowing that many animals in the St. Louis metro area still need to find their forever homes, we immediately reached out to our rescue partners to see how we could help. We ended…

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Family fun for the summer

During the summer, BAHS offers a Junior Volunteer program, giving children a chance to come to the shelter, make crafts and learn about pet-related topics. Although COVID-19 has closed our shelter to the public, it has not put an end to our Junior Volunteer program.  Our program can now be found on our Facebook page, streaming Liveon Fridays at 2pm and Sundays at…

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So you’ve found some kittens.

Now what? The weather is warming up and that means kittens, kittens, kittens. Here at BAHS, our phone lines are hit with daily calls from caring community members who want to help the vulnerable animals they’ve found in their neighborhoods. Is removing a kitten from it’s environment a good idea? It may feel counter-intuitive, but…

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A ‘Tail’ of Two Jeffs

“I’ve become his person.” Jeffrey came to us from Animal Control and quickly became a staff favorite. With his loyalty, love, and eagerness to learn, he stole our hearts. We wondered who the perfect owner for our super intelligent guy would be… and then another Jeff walked through the door! Could it be fate? We…

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Please Note:

Effective Tuesday, March 17th, the Belleville Area Humane Society will be utilizing an “Appointment Only” Adoption Process. The health and safety of our team members and animals is our top priority. Therefore, we are limiting exposure and following sanitatino procedures as recommended by the CDC. To make an appointment or for questions, please leave a…

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