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.

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

Gary Heaston


  • Retired Parts Manager from Patterson Auto Center 20+ years
  • Former Volunteer Fire Chief & EMT for Wichita West-10 years
  • 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

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

Amber Gilmore


  • Director of Substance Abuse Prevention at Serenity House
  • Chair of the Tobacco Prevention & Control Coalition
  • Former Gym owner & Boxing Instructor Pueblo Boxing
  • 2-year term beginning Sept 2018
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Marvin Peevey

Board Member

  • Retired Educator and Principal
  • Alumni Midwestern State Universit
  • Volunteer Animal Transporter
  • Grant Writer
  • 2-year term beginning February 2022
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Shirley Thomas

Board Member

  • Retired Teacher, Coach and Principal 40+ years
  • Current volunteer – Amarillo P.E.T.S. Clinic
  • BA and MA from Texas Tech University
  • 2-year term beginning April 2021/li>
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