About Anthem Pets
Anthem Pets, a 501 (c)(3), 100% volunteer, No Kill rescue, is proudly celebrating 11 years of valued and trusted service in the North Phoenix Valley.
Our goal is to implement a fully rounded animal welfare program that provides education and resources to the community and promotes responsible pet ownership. Over the last 11 years the organization has grown in size and strength and our passion runs deep in this community.
Volunteers work tirelessly to provide many services for animals and pet owners in the North Phoenix Valley. We answer calls a Pet Hotline; provide medical care for abandoned and abused animals and find them qualified, loving homes; and work to reunite lost pets with their owners through use of the Pet Hotline, a Pet Search & Rescue team and a very active Facebook page.
Additionally, Anthem Pets collects and distributes re-bagged pet food to residents in need; provides low-cost vaccination and microchip and throughout the year; works with local law enforcement agencies on animal welfare and abuse issues; and facilitates educational programs.
You will find Anthem Pets just about everywhere in Anthem! If you need us, we will do our best for you and your pet.
Anthem Pets Board of Directors
Board of Directors: President
Amy Gilner and her husband have lived in Anthem since 2009 with their two long-haired Chihuahuas, Truffle and Newton. She is a realtor in Anthem with RE/MAX Professionals and began volunteering with Anthem Pets in November of 2013.
Amy loves volunteering and has served on numerous non-profit boards during the last 20 years. She has been an Adult Literacy volunteer and is a Master Gardener!
Board of Directors: Vice President
Angie Wray grew up in Southern Illinois where she developed her passion for animals at a young age. As a kid she had everything from cows and horses to hamsters and hermit crabs. Luckily, her parents were very tolerant and encouraged her love of animals. Angie is the assistant manager of the accounting department at Colonial General Insurance.
She and her son Zach live in the Tramonto area along with their Cattle Dog/Australian Shepherd mix Sadie. They enjoy hiking, movies and spending time with friends.
Board of Directors: CFO & Treasurer
Sandy Sidoti has lived in Anthem for 17 years with her husband Frank, and their daughter Samantha. They have a Border Collie mix, Callie, who they adopted as a puppy in 2004, and who, as her very first pet, has helped instill in her a love for all animals.
Sandy spent most of her career in broadcasting, both in her native New York and then in Phoenix. She also spent several years working in the front office of Anthem School. She is currently devoting her time to taking care of her family, and the finances for Anthem Pets.
Board of Directors: Secretary
Bio to follow.
Board of Directors: Director of Operations
Brianna Samson recently moved to Anthem after spending over 10 years in Minnesota. She has her bachelor’s degree in Marketing Communications and Broad Area Art. She is currently getting her Master of Science in Leadership from Grand Canyon University.
Brianna has over five years of experience working for nonprofits in variety of areas from education to health services. She currently works in advertising and media at Grand Canyon University. In her free time she loves to thrift, hike, run, and spend time with family and friends. Brianna is the proud dog mom to Benny, a three-legged Jack Russell Terrier and Mexican Hairless mix.
Mary Ann Bowen
Board of Directors: Board Member At Large
Mary Ann Bowen has lived in Anthem for many years and has been a proud volunteer for Anthem Pets since the early days.
Mary Ann is from Kansas City, where she taught high school English for 35 years. After retiring, she worked as the director of humane education for Wayside Waifs, an animal shelter. In that capacity, she trained and coordinated the work of the volunteer humane educators. In addition, Mary Ann and her dog, Joe Cocker, spent many hours working on animal care badges with scout troops. Mary Ann and and her husband Chuck have been married for 49 years and have two daughters and six grandchildren. In November, 2014, Mary Ann and Chuck adopted Anthem Pets dog Homer (formerly Blackie/Sir Buddy) who is very well loved!