Heidi’s Village will be located at 600 North 40th Street, which is between the 202 and Washington Street in Phoenix, Arizona.

Thanks to the generosity of the Virginia B. Jontes Foundation, Heidi’s Village will be able to provide high quality, low cost boarding for our animal welfare partner organizations in Maricopa County.

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Animal Shelter • Rescue • Safe Haven

OUR mission

Heidi’s Village exists to foster a community where animals are treated with respect, dignity and compassion.

OUR vision

We envision a world where all cats and dogs live in forever homes whose environment is healthy, safe and secure.

OUR PLAN

Heidi’s Village will work with existing animal welfare organizations in Maricopa County to provide a safe haven for animals.

Our focus will be to decrease the number of animals taken in and euthanized.

The most at risk animals in our community are pit bulls, chihuahuas, and cats. Heidi’s Village will provide medical support to our community partners.

We also aim to target and provide behavioral and medical intervention for owned animals in an effort to keep them out of our shelters.

OUR MISSION

Heidi’s Village exists to foster a community where animals are treated with respect, dignity and compassion.

OUR VISION

We envision a world in which all cats and dogs live in forever homes whose environment is healthy, safe and secure.

OUR PLAN

Heidi’s Village will work with existing animal welfare organizations in Maricopa County to provide a safe haven for animals.

Our focus will be to decrease the number of animals taken in and euthanized.

The most at risk animals in our community are pit bulls, chihuahuas, and cats. Heidi’s Village will provide medical support to our community partners.

We also aim to target and provide behavioral and medical intervention for owned animals in an effort to keep them out of our shelters.

MEET OUR TEAM

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Virginia and David Jontes

Founders

Virginia (Ginny) Jontes has always believed in providing a helping hand to those in need. Her philanthropic interests includes animal welfare, domestic violence, homelessness, adoption programs, and medical intervention for humans and companion animals. Together with her husband David Jontes, they created the Virginia B. Jontes Foundation whose mission is to strengthen communities by supporting social services for at risk human and companion animal populations. They envision a world where nonprofit organizations are empowered to end homelessness, prevent domestic violence, provide affordable medical intervention in human and companion animal populations. There is no better example of their generosity than their support of Heidi’s Village.

Ellen Clark

Executive Director

Ellen Clark has over 30 years’ experience in nonprofit management. Twenty of those years were dedicated to animal welfare.  While at the Wisconsin Humane  Society, she spearheaded a capital fundraising campaign to raise funds for and build a 22,000 square foot animal shelter in Grafton, WI. After moving to Phoenix, Arizona, she lead the team at Altered Tails, a low cost spay/neuter clinic for cats and dogs. She was responsible for expanding an existing spay/neuter clinic from providing 7,000 surgeries per year to becoming Arizona’s largest nonprofit spay/neuter clinic by providing over 23,000 surgeries per year. Her leadership has been integral to major successes for the animal welfare community.

Kaitlyn Wright

Director Of Operations

Kaitlyn comes to Heidi’s Village with an education background that she uses to lead growth in every position she tackles. She previously worked for Altered Tails, Arizona’s largest non-profit spay and neuter clinic and enjoys volunteering with various animal welfare groups around the valley.

Dr. Matthew Goetz, DVM

Director of Veterinary Services

Dr. Matthew Goetz knew from a very young age that he wanted to be a veterinarian.  He obtained his undergraduate degree from Northern Arizona University, his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Oregon State University and most recently his Master in Business Administration from Arizona State University.  He has served on the boards of many different animal welfare organizations and currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association.  Prior to coming to Heidi’s Village, he was the Medical Director for an animal shelter in the Phoenix area.

Lisa E. Johnson, CFRE

Director Of Development

With more than 20 years in the non-profit development profession, Lisa is passionate about aligning individual and corporate advocates with the causes that are important to them in order to impact the advancement of our community. An animal lover who has taken in numerous rescues, Lisa currently attends to the every whim of a 14-year-old chihuahua “Jimmy”.

Karen Anderson

HR/Volunteer Manager

Karen has an extensive background in animal welfare dating back to 2002 when, through an employment volunteer program, she began volunteering at several animal welfare organizations.  Since then has volunteered at MCACC, Arizona Humane Society, Arizona Animal Welfare League, Animal Defense League of Arizona, and through the FixAdoptSave initiative. She has volunteered in all facets of animal welfare.
The bond between humans and animals and being able to provide much needed services to both continues to drive her passion in this field.

 

Anticipated Grand Opening: SPRING 2020

THE SERVICES WE WILL PROVIDE

Heidi’s Village will provide services that are much needed in our community.

BOARDING
Short Term to 501(c)3 organizations at a reduced rate for cats and dogs

WELLNESS SERVICES
To the general public and rescue organizations

VETERINARY SERVICES
For sick or injured animals from the public and rescue organizations

NEONATE KITTEN NURSERY
For young kittens who cannot fend for themselves and need round the clock care

SURRENDER
Of orphan kittens and subsequent adoption of those animals

GROOMING
To animals from the public and from rescue organizations

RETAIL
Items will be available for purchase at the time of adoption

ADOPTION
Dogs and cats that become in need of a good home through Heidi’s Village

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PO Box 20441
Phoenix, AZ 85036

(602)300-4328

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