BAHS Community Outreach
All community outreach services are available for St. Clair County residents only. Please contact our Community Outreach Department at 618-235-3712 ext. 100 for more information about our services.
Our growing outreach program thrives because of our community’s generous support.
Surrendering a Pet to the Belleville Area Humane Society
The Belleville Area Humane Society is committed to helping pets either surrendered to or not reclaimed from St. Clair County Animal Control and Services and other shelter partners.
Upon occasion, we can accept owner surrenders. Please fill out the owner surrender request form here.
We strive to keep pets with their owners and provide resources that help individuals keep their pets, when possible. For resources please call, 618-235-3712 ext.100. Crates, food, and supplies are available upon request.
TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) Program
TNR stands for trap, neuter, and return to field.
Fill out this form to request spay and neuter services. BAHS offers spay and neuter services to outdoor community cats in Saint Clair County.
All community cats will be microchipped and receive an ear tip. All cats must be brought to us in a trap and cats will be returned to the location where they were trapped. There are no exceptions to this policy.
We do not relocate feral cats. If you are looking to relocate your feral cat, we ask you to reconsider. Relocation is dangerous for wild animals, including community cats. Cats who are relocated can become confused and starve.
If you have found baby kittens, please leave them for their mother. Baby kittens are fragile and have the best shot at life with a mama cat. If you believe the kittens are in distress, leave them alone and monitor them for at least 10 hours. Place a ring of flour around the kittens and check back for paw prints. Community mama cats are very smart and are likely watching you, waiting for you to leave their kittens alone.
Spay & Neuter Options
BAHS partners with a local vet clinic to offer $50 vouchers for spay/neuter, microchip, and vaccinations. Individuals must show proof of their financial need to qualify for this program. We accept documents such as W-2s, government assistance, or unemployment documents. There are only 4 vouchers available per month.
Once a month from March – November, BAHS has a mobile spay/neuter clinic, OpSpot, on campus. The cost for these clinics is $75 for spay/neuter and microchip. Other vaccines needed will be $15 each. The clinic has a 50lb weight limit for pets but does not have income requirements.
OpSpot 2023 Dates:
- March 20th
- May 1st
- September 18th
- October 16th
- November 20th
Please call 618-235-3712 ext. 100 for more information on all of these programs.
The cost of a pet microchip is $15 and can be done at a BAHS vaccine clinic.
Monthly Pet Resource Pantry
BAHS hosts a Pet Resource Pantry on the last Sunday of each month from 12:30pm – 3:30pm. Please call 618-235-3712 ext. 100 for an appointment – we do not accept walk-ins. Pets must be fixed or be on our spay/neuter waitlist. This is for St. Clair County Residents only.
Pet Resource Pantry Guidelines
- Applicants must be the pet owner (unless pre-approved by Outreach coordinator) and live in St. Clair County. (below section please bullet and indent)
- We are a temporary pet food source, not long-term. You will receive 1 month worth of food based on the weight of your animal calculated by recommended guidelines by the AVMA.
- Pet food and supplies will be passed out based on appointment times from 12:30-3:30 PM.
- Re-selling pet food and supplies is prohibited and will result in termination of services.
- We reserve the right to make exceptions based on needs.
- We reserve the right to refuse anyone under any circumstances.
- We accept all kinds of pet food.
- By accepting food/or services from the Resource Pantry, the recipient, all household members, their friends, and family agree to NOT to hold the Resource Pantry, its staff, volunteers, and benefactors legally liable in the unfortunate event the recipient’s pet(s) becomes ill or the food upsets the pet’s stomach.
- When people receive pet food from the Resource Pantry, they are made aware of the potential risks involved with feeding their pet(s) a new food since it’s unlikely that the pet food received is the recipient’s usual brand(s).
- We are providing a service to the community and ask that recipients only take what they need not what they can get because it is free.
- “Luxury” items such as beds, collars, leashes, bowls, litter boxes, scoops, and crates will only be passed out once a year unless the old one is brought in and can be proven to be unusable.
- If your animal is unaltered (not spayed or neutered) you may receive supplies one time until surgery is completed. However, if you are actively on our waitlist, or have an appointment on your own and can bring the paperwork with you the following pantry you may still receive supplies.
- No animals can be added to the household at any time. Exceptions can be made for temporary situations per approval from management.
The Pet Pantry can provide (if we have it available) the following resources:
- Adult dog food (canned and dry)
- Puppy food Bowls
- Leashes Collars Harnesses
- Dog & Cat toys
- Cat litter
- Cat food (canned & dry)
- Cat carriers
- Dog houses
- Dog & Cat treats
- Flea medication seasonally
For over six decades, we’ve shown up for animals who need us, and sometimes in unlikely spaces.
Did you know in the USA, 1 in 4 women experience domestic abuse in their lifetime? Few domestic violence shelters allow pets (only 10% nationally) and 48% – nearly half of all victims – delay leaving an abusive relationship because they don’t want to leave a pet behind.
In 2021, in partnership with the Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois, BAHS launched our crisis housing program, SafePets, and we now offer temporary care for pets while survivors of domestic violence find a safe haven to call home. For more information and resources please call 618-235-3712 ext. 100.
BAHS offers monthly vaccine clinics for Saint Clair County residents from March – November which include the rabies vaccination, Bordetella (dogs), DHPP (dogs) and FVRCP (cats), microchips, and flea prevention.
Vaccine Clinic 2023 Dates
- March 11th 1 – 3pm
- April 8th 1 – 3pm
- May 13th 1 – 3pm
- June 17th 1 – 3pm <—- Click here to sign up!
- July 8th 10am – 12pm
- August 12th 10am – 12pm
- September 9th 1 – 3pm
- October 14th 1 – 3pm
- November 11th 1 – 3pm
Re-homing Advice & Resources
BAHS intakes our animals primarily from St. Clair County Animal Control and other similar facilities. If you need to rehome your dog or cat, please call for information or try these two websites:
Dog Training Classes
Training is an essential part of your animals well being and success in the community. We recommend the following facilities:
1481 South Illinois Street
1832 Vandalia Street
Collinsville, IL 62234
Lucky Dog Barks and Recreation
129 Corporate Drive
Fairview Heights, IL 62208
The two links below have information about pet friendly housing in St. Clair County.