Resources

Our goal is to help you keep your pet in your home.  Before surrendering your pet, please consider using the resources below or calling BAHS (618-235-3712) for more information.  BAHS only accepts dogs and cats.  To adopt or rehome a rabbit, please contact the Missouri House Rabbit Society-St. Louis.  The Humane Society of Missouri can sometimes help with rabbits, guinea pigs, and birds.

NEW! TRAINING AT BAHS

BAHS is now offering low cost obedience training at the shelter with Bre Ponder of Helping Hounds Dog Training. Please call1-866-951-0247 for more information.

Classes are currently free for St. Clair County residents. Dogs must be fully vaccinated and leashed.

Dates will vary, so please call the shelter to schedule a date and register. Payment must be made in advance, either in person or by phone.

The tier one class will cover leash introduction, crate training, tethering, and heel.

Tier two will cover walking, heeling, place, and house manners.

BAHS Microchip and Vaccine Clinic

Our next microchip and vaccine clinic will be held on October 5th at the Franklin School in Belleville. This clinic will be from 1-3:30pm and will be first come, first serve for the first 150 animals. We will provide microchips, the rabies vaccine, and the distemper vaccine (for dogs and cats) for $10 each, $25 for all 3. Please call 618-235-3712 with any questions.

HOUSING

It can be hard to find pet-friendly housing.   Padmapper.com can help you search for pet-friendly houses and apartments near you. You can also use the MyPitbullIsFamily national database to find pitbull-friendly housing.

Another resource is Apartmentlist.com. This link has very up-to-date information on pet-friendly apartments and house in the Belleville area.

For a complete list of pet-friendly housing in the Belleville area please the St. Clair County, IL Animal Welfare Advocate’s Pet Retention information.

 

BEHAVIORAL ISSUES

You can call BAHS (618-235-3712) with questions you have about behavior problems that you are experiencing with your pet.  Many behavior issues can be resolved with training, allowing you to keep your pet in your home.

Please also use these resources for common behavioral problems:

Cats:
Destructive Scratching
Not Using Letterbox
Cat Fear
How Much Sleep Do Cats Need?

Dogs:

Destructive Chewing
Introducing a Dog to your Children
Excessive Barking
Dog Whining
Dog-to-dog Agression
Excessive Paw Licking
Moving With Your Pet
10 Easy Ways to Stop Dog Barking
How Much Sleep Do Dogs Need?

LOW-COST VACCINATION

1570 E. State Route 15 Belleville, IL 62221
 
(314) 771-7387
1218 S. Jefferson, St. Louis, MO 63104
Dogs: $59.00.     Cats: $39.00.     Shots/Testing/Microchip
 
Low cost spay/neuter clinic
Works with: Dogs, Cats, Feral cats
618-975-4434
 
Low cost spay/neuter clinic, low cost vaccines
Works with: Dogs, Cats, Feral cats
618-656-4405
 
SHOT CLINIC AT RURAL KING
(618) 344-0105; 9525 Collinsville Rd, Collinsville, IL 62234
 
ST. CLAIR COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES
Low cost spay/neuter clinic in Spring and Fall
Works with: Dogs, Cats
618-235-0585
 

 

SPAY AND NEUTER

THE FOUR HEARTS FOUNDATION
Four Hearts provides a monthly $20 spay/neuter clinic for cats.
(618)960-4984

BARC ST. LOUIS

BARC (www.barcstl.org)
Surgery copays $25/dog and $15/cat
Low-income or government assistance required to use BARC subsidy.
All surgeries performed at Carol House Quick Fix Pet Clinic.
Call 314-771-PETS to schedule.

CAROL HOUSE QUICK FIX PET CLINIC
Affiliated with BARC, they also offer vaccinations and a Wellness Clinic for sick pets in low income famlies.
(314) 771-PETS (EXT 7837)

GATEWAY PET GUARDIANS
GPG provides monthly spay/neuter clinics for residents of East Saint Louis, Cahokia, and Washington Park. They also offer transportation to owners who need it.
(314) 664-7398

SNIP ALLIANCE
SNIP Alliance offers low-cost spay/neuter clinics to Madison County residents. Copay varies according to program offered. Call 618-660-4910 or go to their website at www.snipalliance.org for more information.    

SPAY ILLINOIS
Spay Illinois will help you find local spay and neuter clinics to fit your needs. Mostly serves Northern Illinois.
(877) 475-7729 or (815) 472-2300

ANIMAL PROTECTIVE LEAGUE
APL will spay female cats for $45, male cats for 35$, feral cats for $25, and male and female dogs for $55. (217) 544-7387 or (217) 789-PAY

ANIMAL RESCUE & RELIEF FOUNDATION
(618) 624-1223

ANIMAL SAFETY & HUMANE CONTROL SOCIETY BETHALTO
(618) 377-2420

HARTZ SECOND CHANCE
HSC is a low cost spay neuter program.
(618) 975-4434

METRO EAST HUMANE SOCIETY
MEHS offers low-cost spay/neuter surgeries for the public during scheduled surgery dates.
(618) 656-4405 or email at info@mehs.org

STATE OF ILLINOIS SPAY AND NEUTER PROGRAM
(217) 782-3984

NOOTERVILLE
Nooterville offers low cost or free programs available for St. Louis City residents who are low income or seniors on a fixed income.

They also offer a low cost or free program for residents of the bi-state area for dogs over 39lbs.

(314) 776-SPAY (7729)

OPERATION SPOT
SPOT is a low-cost spay/neuter program for families in need. They offer a $10 spay and neuter program in the spring and fall. Their 909 Vets program is offered throughout the year, $30 for male cats, $40 for female cats, $50 for male dogs, and $60 for female dogs.

(314) 995-8687 or (314) 909-VETS (8387)

PURINA PET HEALTH APP
Find the nearest vet for spay/neuter info or emergency care!

For more info on spay/neutering in the area, go to the following websites:
www.spayillinois.org/spayneuter-clinic-locations

 

 

FOOD AND PET SUPPLIES

NEW! The Archford Angels/BAHS Pet Resource Pantry is held at our shelter on the last Sunday of each month from 1-3pm. Please come to the back gate. We can supply food, collars, leashes, beds, and much more. Call 618-235-3712 for more information.

 
COMMUNITY INTERFAITH FOOD PANTRY
1218 W. Main Street
Belleville, IL  62220
618-355-9199
 
 
314-596-2128
info@bistatepetfoodpantry.org
 

 

MILITARY RESOURCES

 
 

 

SAFE HAVENS

 
Safe havens assist victims of domestic violence by providing a safe place for their pets.  Find a safe haven near you using this link: https://awionline.org/safe-havens.  
 
 

 

VETERINARY CARE

EMERGENCY VETERINARY CARE

 
Offers financial assistance grants so pet caregivers can care for animals who need urgent veterinary care.
 
Provides support for unforeseen illness or injury with a positive prognosis.
 

 

NATIONAL RESOURCES

 
 
Provides pre-approved loans to participating veterinarians to be paid back in monthly payments.
 
Assists animals with financial help for medical treatment when hardship is present. Must apply to Care Credit prior to applying to this program.
 
Providing non-routine veterinary assistance for dogs and cats.
 
Veterinary medical subsidies and interest free loans for pets suffering from conditions with a positive prognosis.
 
Provides assistance to owners of domestic animals who need veterinary care.
 

 

SPECIFIC MEDICAL CONDITIONS AND DISABLED PETS

 
Provides for owners of pets diagnosed with heart disease and experiencing sudden and unexpected hardship.
 
Helps owners care for their diabetic cat.
 
Donates mobility equipment to pets in need. Donates wheelchairs and carts to dogs!
 
Loans mobility equipment to owners of handicapped pets.
 
Provides financial assistance for those who cannot afford cancer treatment for their dogs. Many additional links for help and other grants!
 
Provides assistance for first-round canine cancer treatment.
 
Veterinary care for dogs with cancer whose families are financially unable to provide treatment.

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