Bethany Heins

Local program cities manager for Best Friends Animal Society

Bethany HeinsBethany Heins currently serves as the local program cities manager for Best Friends Animal Society. This role provides her with the opportunity to work with government shelters, private rescue organizations and individuals interested in helping companion animals across the U.S. In April 2012, Best Friends sent Bethany to San Antonio to save community cats through an innovative program that focuses on partnerships and grassroots public engagement. Bethany served as the live release manager for the City of San Antonio’s Animal Care Services from 2013 through early 2015.

Bethany has also worked as the executive director of Vernon County Humane Society in Wisconsin. She began her career in shelter operations working as an animal care specialist for Central Illinois Humane Society while obtaining her bachelor’s degree in natural resources and environmental sciences at the University of Illinois.

Bethany and her husband are the proud parents of five cats, three dogs and a never-ending stream of foster pets.

Saturday, July 16
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Healing on the Cheap: Superb Medical Services for Shelters on a Budget