Spring has SPRUNG!
We have lots happening at HSNBA and we like to keep our supporters in the know! All of the progress we are making is because of the folks like YOU who have committed to help us end animal homelessness in our community!
Happy Anniversary Shelley!
This month we are celebrating an amazing ELEVEN years with Shelley Roberts here at HSNBA! Shelley is our Facilities Coordinator and makes sure everything runs as it should – which is no easy task! When not working with the animals, Shelley enjoys good times on the bike with her husband Mitchell, family time with her amazing kids and adorable grand children and her shelter pup Molly and cat Boogie.
Thank you SHELLEY!!!
Meet Padme and Anakin!
Two hearts, seven legs, one adoption, infinite unconditional love. When we first met them, Padme had been crunched and she had to have a leg removed – Anakin cried the whole time she was gone! Padme had her turn of loneliness when Anakin was neutered. They got adopted together but their adoptive dad died! So now they need a new forever home.
Can you give them a life without loneliness?
Mark Your Calendars!
Our 2nd Annual SPRING FLING at Billy’s Ice House is April 9th!
This is a fun filled day of music, food and drink and an amazing Silent Auction, all benefiting HSNBA!
In the last 2 years, HSNBA has DOUBLED the “Live Outcome Rate” of cats that enter our shelter. There has been a multi pronged approach to caring for the homeless cats in our community!
We have increased Adoption Rates of cats through our partnership with PetsMart, where we house 6-8 adoptable cats and kittens, and at the local Tomlinson’s, where we almost always have an adoptable cat featured.
HSNBA also supports a robust and innovative foster program for kittens too young for adoption and cats needing extra special TLC in a home environment prior to adoption. Giving these cats time in a foster home instead of the shelter has made a world of difference!
We have also begun a Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return program where feral cats entering the shelter are now spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and returned to where they came from to live out their lives as Community Cats. This program has been made possible by a unique partnership between the shelter, the New Braunfels Community Cat Coalition and the the Comal County Veterinary Medical Association. Many thanks to the incredible Dr. James Rierson who has donated his time and skills to alter nearly 400 cats and kittens at our Goodwin Center for Community Cats!
Feral cats who for some reason cannot be returned to where they came from, find second chances in our “Working Cat” program – where they can be mousers and eco-friendly pest control on farms, in warehouses, and any other area that appreciates having a “Working Cat” around!
The BIG GIVE 2017!
HSNBA is taking part in the BIG GIVE 2017 – 24 hours of giving for local non profits! Last year we raised almost $6000 and we’d like to double that this year, giving us the much needed funds to help even more homeless pets right here in New Braunfels. Be sure to check out our BIG GIVE page and watch Facebook too May 4th for 24 Shelter Stories that show you the impact of your tax deductible gift!
Ready to GIVE NOW?
Have you taken the $10 Challenge? Our contracts from the City of New Braunfels and Comal County only cover about 3 days of board and care for each animal delivered to our facility by our Animal Control partners. Most animals stay in our facility MUCH longer and we also make sure each dog and cat adopted out through HSNBA is spayed or neutered, fully vaccinated, micro chipped and treated for parasites. Not to mention the animals who come in ill or injured, who we get treated by local full service vet clinics. This is all very expensive but for the cost of combo meal each month, YOU COULD SAVE LIVES!
Want to get more hands on?
Consider Volunteering at HSNBA!
We have Volunteer Orientations each 2nd Saturday and 4th Wednesday at HSNBA. Find out all about volunteering on our webpage!
Thank you ALL for your amazing support, this
“Little Shelter with a Big Heart”
couldn’t do it without YOU!