Bark Avenue Foundation (BAF) is a Los Angeles nonprofit organization dedicated to animal welfare.
BAF partners with communities and with other nonprofit organizations, understanding that collaboration is critical to its success. BAF prioritizes spay/neuter funding and programs, to stop the pet overpopulation problem at its source: unintended litters. It also supports pet owners, particularly those who are in at-risk and under-served populations (including the homeless), focused on pet retention and reclamation. These services include (1) free and subsidized spay/neuter (2) providing free pet ID tags; (3) offering gently used bedding, collars, leashes and other goods for those in need; and (4) providing pet food and emergency medical care on a case-by-case basis. BAF also promotes humane education by offering quality teaching programs for schools and children serving grades K-5. This program addresses the growing need for respect and compassion for companion animals and all living creatures within our world.
Bark Avenue Foundation
EIN Tax ID: 20-1329182
Mailing Address: 3940 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Suite 1506, Studio City, CA 91604
“The Bark Avenue Foundation’s mission is to empower pet owners and local communities to reduce abandoned animal populations through spay/neuter, pet retention and reclamation, and education.”
CHRISTY SCHILLING – Executive Director: Christy joined Bark Avenue Foundation in August 2017 as its first full-time Executive Director. She oversees all Bark Avenue Foundation departments and programs, ensures the advancement of BAF’s mission, and leads organizational fundraising, operations, and marketing efforts.
Christy has always had a love for animals, people and giving back which is why she earned her BA degree in Sociology/Social Welfare from Cal State University Northridge. She worked and volunteered with pregnant and parenting teens, victims of domestic violence and low income housing recipients. Through this, her eyes were widely opened to the plight of animals so she shifted her focus to helping pets and people through humane education, legislation, mobile adoptions, coordinating fosters, volunteers and transports, and partnering with a variety of organizations. After 15 years in animal welfare volunteerism she co-founded the non-profit The Animal Protectorates (TAPS) with the mission to Teach, Advocate, Protect and Support. She was awarded 2014 Woman of the Year by Congressman Adam Schiff and the 2016 Animal Activist award from Animal PAC for her animal welfare work.