Community Services

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.

Affordable 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 the 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
  • July 17th
  • 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)
  • Crates
  • Cat carriers
  • Dog houses
  • Dog & Cat treats
  • Straw
  • Flea medication seasonally
Pets to the Vet

BAHS may be able to help with the financial costs associated with urgent veterinary care for your pet. Proof of financial need is required for this program, along with a diagnosis from a veterinarian. Please call 618-235-3712 ext. 100 to request more about our Pets to the Vet program.


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.


Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) is the best way to end the overpopulation of feral cats. BAHS has four TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) clinics throughout the year for feral cats in partnership with the Carol House Quick Fix Pet Clinic where feral cats are sterilized and re-released to their original location. Please call our hotline number for more information. For more information on TNR and advice on feral cats, please visit:

Vaccination Clinics

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 10th 1 – 3pm
  • July 8th 10am – 12pm
  • August 12th 10am – 12pm
  • September 9th 1 – 3pm
  • October 14th 1 – 3pm
  • November 11th 1 – 3pm

Additional Links

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:

Helping Hounds
(618) 213-6659
1481 South Illinois Street
Belleville, IL

Kranky K9
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.

Pet-Friendly Locations