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Stray Animal Adoption Program: Build-A-Bear Youth Humane Education Grant Report

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

The money was used to educate children in our youth community-outreach program on the importance of spaying/neutering and responsible pet ownership. Grant funds were used in the following manner:

Crates - $711 (transportation/containment of pets who are brought on-site for outreach session)
Magnets - $3,498 (to distribute on-site to kids)
Wrist bands - $420 (to distribute on-site to kids)
Measuring cups - $425 (to distribute on-site to kids)
Tri-fold pamphlets - $2,500 (to educate and distribute on-site to kids)

Please note that outreach group sessions were conducted in elementary schools (K-8), church youth group programs, and Boy/Girl Scout groups.

This helps to educate current and future generations about the importance of responsible pet ownership, thus contributing to decreasing the number of at-risk pets in the tri-state area.

How many pets did this grant help?

3,800, based upon 2016's adoption numbers

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

During one of our sessions, a child held one of our pups during the outreach presentation at an elementary school. After the presentation, the child went to his mom, who worked in the same school, and had her meet the pup. Love at first sight, and the mother moved forward to adopt the pup!

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