Welcome to our New Executive Director Sarah Hammond!
Pet of the Week:
This week's pet of the week is Sassy. Sassy is a one year old pit bull/rottweiler mix who loves to play. Sassy is very smart and knows numerous tricks. She loves playing ball, tug-of-war, and will do anything she can for treats or some play time. Sassy does alright on the leash and is a very sweet big girl but she does have a lot of energy she needs to burn off often. Sassy is picky about her canine friends and it would probably be best to do a meet and greet at the shelter if you're interested in incorporating her into a family with pets. If you would like to know more about Sassy, please call the New Braunfels Humane Society at 8306295287
January 5, 2015 - HSNBA Chooses New Executive Director
The Humane Society of the New Braunfels Area (www.hsnba.com) announces after an exhaustive search, a new Executive Director has been chosen. Sarah Hammond brings nearly a decade of animal sheltering experience to the HSNBA. Previously, Sarah developed, implemented and oversaw the foster program at Austin Animal Center, the largest “No-Kill” municipal shelter in the country. She hopes to bring the same life saving programs to Comal county that helped Austin reach its goals - a robust foster program, an engaged volunteer program, increased adoptions, and education and pet identification programs that will help build New Braunfels into a humane community that its residents can be proud to call home.
“I’m excited to get started” says Hammond, “Connecting with the staff, creating improved policies and procedures and expanding the visibility of the HSNBA within Central Texas is on my immediate agenda. New Braunfels is such a unique and vibrant community. I know it is filled with citizens who are ready to embrace life saving programs for the companion animals of Comal County.” Amanda Craig, President of the HSNBA Board of Directors says of Hammond, “We are thrilled to have Sarah’s energy, passion and experience. She has the unique perspective of having been an integral part of an animal shelter that transitioned from high euthanasia rates to a “No-Kill” safe haven during her tenure there and we know her skill set and ideas will be the fuel that propels HSNBA to the next level.”
The staff and board of HSNBA would love for everyone to come out and welcome Sarah! Stay tuned for details regarding an open house and meet-and-greet to be held at the shelter in the near future!
The following items top the list of items we use the most at the shelter. Feel free to bring any of them by during normal business hours and be sure to check with your accountant to determine which of your donations may be used as tax write-offs.
Currently we need:
Air purifiers: 1 large, 2 small
On a regular basis we need:
Air filters for air system
Blue disposable shop towels
1/2 size, shallow disposable steam table pans (we use them as litter pans)
Quat or Neutral Q
Big trash bags
Cat and Dog food