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About TAPS


TAPS is a shelter of hope for homeless animals. We provide temporary sanctuary and an opportunity for life by bringing companion animals and loving people together.


TAPS brings companion animals together through a comprehensive, holistic adoption center complete with community outreach and education, aggressive spay/neuter, rehabilitation and training programs to ensure a loving partnership for life.

Board of Directors

Charles Hanley - President

Nancy Affolter - Vice President

Denise Berardi - Secretary

Brooke Miller - Treasurer

William Atkins

Susan Crisler

Harry Emerson

Jeff Gilles

Claire Maquet

Fred Massaglia

Dan Rose

Henry Cakora - Board Member Emeritus


TAPS No-Kill Animal Shelter relies heavily on dedicated staff and volunteers to support our no-kill mission. The following staff are entrusted with the day-to-day care of the animals at TAPS.

Reka Barta - Front Office Attendant
Ashley Carnegie - Kennel Attendant/Vet Tech Assistant
Sam Cretaro - Operations Manager
Angie Drowns - Kennel Manager
Beth Locascio - Office Manager
Sheila Baumgartner - Veterinarian Technician
Lory Hall - Kennel Attendant
Cheyenne Huddleston - Kennel Attendant
Kristen Julien - Kennel Attendant
Troy Oertle- Kennel Attendant
Johnny Portis - Kennel Attendant
Darius Robinson - Kennel Attendant
Kimberly Tibbets - Vet Tech Assistant
Britney Towery - Kennel Attendant
Phillip Winger - Kennel Attendant