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Mission Statement

The VBAS, a 501(c)(3) animal service agency, is devoted to providing medical, social, behavioral and financial care for animals at risk and determined to eliminate animal homelessness in the Burbank community.

As the VBAS is a 100% volunteer-run organization, almost all communication is done via email. We appreciate you emailing us whenever possible as it allows us to respond more quickly to your inquiry.

Email Contacts

Burbank Animal Shelter Staff (

General Questions (

Volunteer Opportunities (

Kitten Foster Program Questions (

Donation and Fundraising Inquiries (

Public Relations  (

Webmaster (

Mailing Address

1150 North Victory Place
Burbank, CA 91502

Phone Numbers

The Shelter: 818.238.3340

The Volunteers: 818.238.3344


Board Members

Our Board of Directors is responsible for furthering the mission and attaining the vision of the VBAS through strategic planning, budgeting and oversight.

Matt Robertson

Board Chair

Chris de Zorzi
Chris de Zorzi

Finance Chair

Elana Helgesen

Board Member, Secretary

Laura Thomasian

Board Member, HR Representative

Christine Hatch

Volunteer Representative to the Board

Management Team

Day-to-day operations of the VBAS are the responsibility of the Management Team. Each team leader works in conjunction with the other Directors, fellow volunteers, the shelter staff and members of the public to maintain the highest standards within current and future programs.

Tiffany Victor

Medical Liaison

Pat McCauley

Training Manager

Irina DiVicenzo

Training Manager

Ellen Buschbaum

Kitten Foster Program Director

Eleanor O'Brien

Eleanor O’Brien

Volunteer Services Director