PO BOX 646, BEATRICE, NE 68310

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Our shelter is doing big things! Despite our small size, we see a higher number of animals proportionally than the larger communities in Nebraska- and we still maintain our No-Kill commitment. Every animal in our shelter is given safety and the care they need to find their way back home again, or the time and care they need to find their forever home. We can do that because we have the amazing community of Beatrice and Gage County supporting us, and work we hope to continue to be a leader for small city, rural shelters across the country. If you want to be a part of the story of the greatest rural animal shelter in the Midwest, donate now, share our story, become a volunteer, but you have to get involved! It takes a great community to go up from here, but we are going up, join us at the top! In 2018, BHS helped 852 animals. In 2019, we saved 1057 lives! In 2019, we have had 914 adoptions and only 26 euthanasia's leaving us with a 97.6% save rate and the No-Kill designation for yet another year. We are open admission for Gage County, Beatrice, and the Dewitt communities, meaning we do not turn our back on any animals that we can help from those communities. As we have space and resources, we also try and assist other neighbors in Saline, Jefferson and Pawnee counties. We have operated a need-based pet food bank here at our shelter for Gage county, Beatrice, and the Dewitt communities for the last 2 years. This year, we have provided over 1000# of pet food to pet parents in need in those communities. In 2019, our dedicated volunteers have donated over 2000 hours of service, from cleaning kennels, to walking dogs, drafting adoption bios, taking animals out to events in our community, and providing them with a loving touch for a few minutes every day. These volunteers are directly helping save lives. Our improved and constantly growing foster care program has helped 225 animals in 2019. We have been able to help 157 Nebraska (and a few Kansas ones, we are all in this together!) animals who were displaced and significantly at risk due to flooding, tornados, cruelty situations and other natural disasters in 2019. We have provided 120 free microchips through our two very successful microchip clinics in 2019, ensuring strays get back home where they belong! We have helped 78 KSU 4th year veterinary students get valuable surgical experience through the KSU Mobile Surgery unit. We have traveled over 800 miles so far this year to retrieve animals originally adopted from our shelter who had ended up as strays or been surrendered to other shelters that don't share our no-kill mentality. Our commitment to no-kill doesn't end when they get adopted, our commitment to each animal in our care is a lifelong commitment.

Executives Listed on Filing

Total Salary includes financial earnings, benefits, and all related organization earnings listed on tax filing

NameTitleHours Per WeekTotal Salary
Ron Sutter Resigned 112619Director3$0
Stephanie ClarkDirector3$0
Timoree KlinglerDirector3$0
Hal ThautSecretary4$0
Vicki LauDirector4$0
Teresa FaxonDirector2$0
Lori KuncDirector10$0
John RypmaPresident20$0
Traci Garnett FroscheiserTreasurer10$0
Rita HydoDirector3$0
Anni PaulmeyerDirector3$0
Bette Anne ThautVice President10$0
Kathy SteinkampDirector10$0
Darci HaroldsonDirector2$0

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