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Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary


A No-Kill Shelter

    Heather Schmidt
     Founder and Director

Attended Purdue University, University of Missouri Animal Cruelty Regulation and Control, Texas Parks & Wildlife Rehabilitation,  National Animal Control Association certified for Capture and Chemical Immobilization, OC Certified, Notary Public

Past & present memberships or accomplishments:   Cy-Fair Chamber of Commerce, Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce, Texas A&M Master Gardener, Licensed Texas Department of Agriculture, Secretary for Precinct 641 Presidential 2002 campaign, Samoyed Club of America, Samoyed Club of Houston, Houston Hibiscus Society, River Oaks Garden Club.

I originally started traveling around the United States and showing Samoyed dogs/rescuing animals in 1990.  Founded Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary and the Samoyed Rescue of South Texas, both 501c3 no-kill animal rescue organizations.  My personal pets are Gracie a Samoyed, (read all about her accomplishments), Titan a German Shepherd, Max a Burmese Mountain Dog, Mamma, a gray tabby. Skeeter, the tetherball champion and Blue Thunder a Tennessee Walker.

Personal Interests:   Helping abused, abandoned and injured animals and educating the public on the importance of spay/neuter to halt animal overpopulation and end unnecessary euthanasia.   Spontaneous international travel, scuba diving, deep woods mountain hiking, camping, ornithology, paleontology, reading, Japanese gardening, wildlife rehabilitation and of course... the NBA.   Single, no children.




 Led a campaign to purchase Kevlar vets for police dogs.


Mandy, Gracie and Sarah performing their Registered Therapy work in hospitals, nursing homes, children's centers and with Alzheimer's patients at Silverado Senior Living.

Below are just a few special animals helped along over the years.   Left to right:  Claire a Samoyed mix, before and after pictures. Annie a Pit Bull mix, severely burned and beaten, now has a very loving home.  Boomer an orphaned kitten raised and adopted to a loving family.  Max, a 10 year old Samoyed lived his life tied to a tree and had to be shaved because his fur was matted to the skin.    He thoroughly enjoyed swimming in the pool and playing Frisbee.   These are his before and after pictures.  Oh how nice it must be to be free!   Marlene a Boston Terrier mix, her story too horrendous to explain.  The shelter volunteers and several veterinarians tried our best to save her.   She was a true trooper and we all miss her.  Jessie a very sweet Shepherd mix found a home with 2 little boys to play with.   Pickles, one of my very first rescue Samoyeds to find a home for.   Her family drove all the way from Corpus Christie, Texas to adopt her.  She now has 3 little kids to love her.   The last picture is a basket full of kittens. 


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