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

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

The funds were used to prepare and print materials for our Humane Education program. The program allows senior staff to travel to local schools and present information to students of all ages and income levels.

The grant allows AAC, on a continuing basis, to educate the public about the importance of the rescue community. We are also able to provide resources to the public about the importance of proper vet care, spay/neuter and microchipping.

How many pets did this grant help?

The grant assisted in the adoption of more than 100 pets.

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

Peanut and Luna (first photo) re a bonded pair who came from [an open-admission] shelter in rural Georgia. Bonded pairs present a challenge to adopters because most are only anticipating the adoption of one pet. They were adopted by a teacher at one of the schools where we gave our humane presentation. Zadie, who was adopted recently, was also adopted by a family that saw the presentation (second photo).

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