Canyon Lake Animal Shelter Society’s (CLASS) new Vice President Andrea Mangold has resigned, former vice president Kelly Mayfield announced on Facebook Tuesday.
The length of Mangold’s tenure is unknown because CLASS’s Facebook page is the only public forum where the Mayfields share — then frequently delete — information about the shelter.
CLASS announced the names of its new board members on Monday in a post that has since been deleted. Tuesday, Mayfield posted that Mangold quit after people called her at work to discuss the new board position.
CLASS blocked MyCanyonLake.com on Facebook, but according to a screen grab captured by residents who follow the Mayfields’ online posts, other new board members include Amber Clausen, treasurer/secretary, and Ashley Riccardi, board member.
According to other Facebook posts, Clausen is a close friend of Kelly Mayfield who left the Canyon Lake area and moved to Hawaii several years ago.
Darrell Mayfield remains president of CLASS but his wife, the former vice president, appears to have demoted herself to foster/adoption coordinator.
According to Jennifer Gauna with the City of Seguin, Mangold worked for Animal Services from 2012-22.
No further information about CLASS’s plans for the future is available on Facebook, and the Mayfields did not respond to requests for interviews or contact information about new board members from MyCanyonLake.com.
In their last communication Friday, the Mayfields told MyCanyonLake.com they are “undecided” about the shelter’s future. They said they also decided not to share information about former Kennel Manager Jennifer Thompson’s alleged poor performance after consulting with their attorney.
Thompson resigned in January after Mayfield advised her to euthanize a sick puppy by sticking it in the freezer.
However, the Mayfields had plenty to say about Canyon Lake resident Ydalia Villasana, foster-to-adopt for Shadow/Maybelline.
The dog disappeared from her care after the Mayfields picked the animal up on Wednesday to get her retested for heartworms, remove staples, and receive routine vaccines.
Villasana had cared for Shadow as a foster-to-adopt since October 2022 when Thompson dropped the dog off at her home, which has a fenced yard.
In a lengthy and detailed email Friday, the Mayfields said they decided to remove Shadow from Villasana because of a knee injury that makes her unable to drive and also because of worries about the “ongoing health concerns of the animal” including weight gain and heartworm treatment.
At the bottom of that email they wrote: “The Greatness of a Nation and its Moral Progress can be Judged by the Way It’s (sic) Animals are Treated.” – Ghandi (sic)
The Mayfields did not provide any veterinary care for the Shadow until early February, and despite their recent concern for the dog’s well-being, do not routinely provide veterinary care for the hundreds of animals who have passed through CLASS over the last year, according to eyewitness accounts.
CLASS remains the focus of an ongoing investigation by the Comal County Sheriff’s Office.
Villasana still worries about Shadow and wonders whether the Mayfields took her away because of the dog’s association with Thompson.
“I would like to see proof Shadow is now in a better ‘proper environment’ than she was in a loving environment with me,” she said.