The P.E.T.S. Board unfailingly devotes their time, money, and resources to our cause. Each member of our board of directors naturally embody strong character traits such as honesty, integrity and unyielding ethics. They work continually to build and enhance the public’s trust and never fail to do the right thing, whatever that is. Our board members are set apart by their innovative ideas, compassion for others, and infectious passion for the P.E.T.S. mission and vision.

John Hirschi Wichita Falls

John Hirschi


• President Libra Foundation
• Founding member Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation
• Former Texas State Representative
• 1st term began December 2017 for 2 year

Gary Heaston P.E.T.S. Board Wichita Falls

Gary Heaston

Vice President

• Retired Parts Manager from Patterson Auto Center for 20+ years
• Former Volunteer Fire Chief & EMT for Wichita Valley West 10+ yrs.
• Current PETS Chain off Lead and Volunteer
• Term began June 2018


Samantha McMahen Abeyta


• Current Office Manager at Riverbend Nature Center since 2006
• Current P.E.T.S. Underdog Express Foster
• Term began June 2018

Alice Shaffer P.E.T.S. Board Wichita Falls

Alice Shaffer


• Retired Real Property Officer Sheppard Airforce Base 2003-2011
• Housing Management Specialist Sheppard Airforce Base 1990-2003
• Current treasurer & secretary of Friburg-Cooper United Methodist Church
• Current P.E.T.S. Volunteer
• Term began June 2018

Amber Gilmore P.E.T.S. Board Wichita Falls

Amber Gilmore

Board Member

• Director of Substance Abuse Prevention Program
• Chair of Wichita County Tobacco Prevention and Control Coalition
• Previous Gym Owner & Boxing Instructor
• Proud Pet Parent
• Term began September 2018

annette ezzell wichita falls

Annette Ezzell

Board Member

• Attorney at ANE Law and Mediation Firm
• Photographer at AnnetteN Photography
• Alumni Southern Methodist University
• Alumni Midwestern State University
• Term began October 2018

Marissa Ayers P.E.T.S. Board Wichita Falls

Marissa Ayers

Board Member

• Account Executive at News Channel 6-KAUZ TV
• Crime Stopper of Wichita Falls Secretary and Board Member
• Graduate of Midwestern State University
• Proud Dog Mom to Marty and Odie
• Term began January 2019

jared fisher P.E.T.S. Board wichita falls

Jared Fisher

Board Member

• Accounts Manager at Waste Services
• Active in Several Community Nonprofits
• Giant Dog and Cat Lover
• Term began January 2019

P.E.T.S. Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic

P.E.T.S. Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic

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