I started volunteering at BSAS in January 2022 and have enjoyed every second of my time spent there. There is something incredibly rewarding about being able to help and provide for the animals who have had a rough start at life. There is also a palpable positivity to the sanctuary- being greeted upon arrival by furry friends who remember you, sweet leg nudges as a thank you for the snacks, and collective chatter when leaving as a way to say that they will see you next time. After relocating to Durham from Los Angeles and settling into the next chapter of my life, I knew I wanted to get closer to animals and sought out opportunities to do so. After working and teaching in the demanding industry of hospitality for 17 years, it has been a genuine pleasure and one of the greatest gifts to have the opportunity to selflessly care for the animals who love unconditionally in return.
Meet the amazing people that provides a safe and healing environment to these animals. You can get to know some of our permanent animal friends!
Dr. Laureen Bartfield is very passionate about pet overpopulation.
Susan King is a certified bookkeeper and animal energy worker.