Seattle Humane Society of King County: Build-A-Bear Youth Humane Education Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
We asked for the funds to help with our teen-education program. Many of the participants are in outlying areas of the county and can't easily get to our shelter, so we either travel to them, or provide transportation when we can. We have to pay to rent that transportation to bring the kids to the shelter so they can get the hands-on experience and learn within the shelter environment.
How many pets did this grant help?
This grant didn't directly help pets.
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
This grant wasn’t meant to help our pets directly, but it certainly will have an effect down the road! Our teen-education program is important to so many kids each year. High-school students from all over the region participate. They have the chance to learn about animal-handling and training, and even get to interact with our vet services team. We want them to walk away with a sense of respect and empathy for animals, and for many, a strong interest in volunteering, being involved at the shelter or considering veterinary medicine for a career!