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Bitter Root Humane Association: Build-A-Bear Youth Humane Education Grant Report

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

Funds are being used for our humane-education/marketing booklets and flyers as well as a small amount for gas used by volunteers and staff to travel to different presentation locations.

The Bitter Root Humane Association has a humane-education team that visits classrooms, preschools, libraries and clubs in Ravalli County to provide information about responsible animal care and safety. We focus on similarities between humans and animals, and how care and compassion help guide responsible pet care. We typically work with children ages 4-14. Our presentations are about 30 minutes and include plenty of time for questions. We also discuss how to be safe around dogs and how to avoid dog bites. We keep topics very simple and use photos and stuffed animals to make things clear and understandable.

How many pets did this grant help?

There is no way to calculate this number, but education of an entire generation here in the county should have wide-reaching and long-lasting effects.

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

This grant will have a long-lasting, positive effect on the lives of animals in the Ravalli County community. By providing education to the younger children on the humane treatment of animals and advertising that the Bitter Root Humane Association provides that information and education free of charge to our community, we believe that we are saving current and future animals from inhumane treatment.

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