Prairie Paws Animal Shelter: Build-A-Bear Youth Humane Education Grant
What was the money or product used for?

We received the Youth Humane Education Program Grant. This grant allowed us to purchase much-needed supplies for our Humane Education Program, including lots of great books regarding humane education as well as crafting and teaching supplies. Since the grant was received in August, at least 100 children have benefited from being able to read our new books to the shelter pets and to each other. Both kids and pets have benefited from the fun craft projects they have made for the pets, such as cat-treat puzzles and super-cute kennel cards.

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

This grant helped us better educate the children who have visited the shelter through our Humane Education Program. They have a better understanding of pet ownership and what to do if they find an animal in distress. They also understand that shelter pets are not damaged and deserve second chances at amazing lives. They are now able to educate friends, family members and others and be invaluable voices for the voiceless.

How many pets did this grant help?

Hundreds; possibly thousands - teaching kids humane education is instrumental in saving current and future pets

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

These enthusiastic and generous children from the Friendship Faith Ministries made these eye-catching lifesaving kennel cards for our shelter pets and cat treat puzzles thanks to the crafting supplies that were purchased through the Youth Humane Education Program Grant.