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 up bringing 37 animals to BAHS last week- 23 in one day! Twenty-two kittens, five cats, and ten dogs are new members of the BAHS family.  This is three times our average weekly intake!

Our staff worked tirelessly to get these pets ready for foster homes and adoption.  Every animal that is adopted from BAHS gets vaccinations, a heartworm or FIV/FeLV combo test, dewormer, a microchip, any necessary medications, and is spayed or neutered. 

This is an incredible example of a community coming together to help animals in need.  A special thank you to our partners in rescue, CARE STL, Clinton County Animal Control, and St. Clair County Animal Services for helping us to save these precious lives! 

Thank you to the adopters who cleared us out and the fosters who have stepped up to help care for these animals. 

Thank you to Archford Capital Strategies for their Archford Angel’s project that is providing foster support, including needed supplies for the animals while they are in their foster homes.  And finally, thank you to Petfinder, for the grant that funded the intake of all the kittens this week.

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 pagestreaming Liveon Fridays at 2pm and Sundays at 1pm.

Your family can join the nearly 5,000 people who have already tuned in to learn:

* How to care for your pet

* What to do when you lose your pet

* Pet body language

* What foods are safe for our pets

*And more!

We also read shelter-themed stories and share pet-friendly snack recipes. Make a craft along with us and share pictures in the Facebook comment section! 

Find out about our planned activities on the BAHS Junior Volunteers Facebook pageThen, tune in Fridays and Sundays to join the live stream fun on our main Facebook page!

What would you like to learn about? 

Send us an idea for our junior volunteers live-stream & you’ll be entered to win a prize!

BAHS would like to thank Archford Capital Strategies for funding our youth education programs through an Archford Angels grant.