I’ll never forget when I asked Kathy to serve on the Board of Directors 6 years ago. I was a bit hesitant in asking her to serve because I knew her Real Estate career at Keller Williams in Boerne was keeping her very busy and wasn’t sure if she needed another thing on her plate. The look on her face when I asked her to serve on the board was pure joy. She was so honored and humbled to have the opportunity to serve in an organization that she whole heartedly believes in and still feels that today! Kathy has a deep love for animals and especially stopping needless suffering that we see every day due to the overpopulation of unwanted dogs and cats in our community. When Kathy started her service with HCAL, we were going through a bit of transition, which can always be stressful and a bit daunting. Kathy served as Board President for most of her tenure at HCAL and worked side by side with our ED and staff to ensure the transition went smoothly. Kathy helped lead HCAL into the strong organization we are today.

I might add…..she NEVER missed a meeting, which is HUGE! Kathy has always been so appreciative of our mission and our staff and has been a staunch advocate for HCAL and the people and animals we serve! Thank You Kathy Budde! We so very much appreciate your service and your friendship! – Jackie Palmer, Executive Director