Capital Area Humane Society: Build-A-Bear Youth Humane Education Grant
What was the money or product used for?

The grant has helped the Education Department purchase supplies to enhance the children’s programs that we provide, such as an eBeam Edge, projector, and other supplies. Before buying these items, the Education Department was limited on what resources we had to teach lessons and to capture the children's interest in topics that are commonly talked about such as spaying and neutering.

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

Before buying these items, the Education Department was limited on what resources we had to teach lessons and to capture the children's interest in topics that are commonly talked about such as spaying and neutering.rnThe projector and eBeam will also be used for New Volunteer Orientations in the future. The projector being mounted to the ceiling allows more available spots for the public to attend orientation. The eBeam Edge allows the presentation to contain more information without losing the audience’s attention.rnThis grant has helped Capital Area Humane Society as a whole by awarding the shelter materials that interests and educates children, volunteers, and the public. That results in our organization and mission reaching more people with the intent that the community will value human - animal bonds. The current animals at the shelter and animals coming to us in the future will continue to benefit from the supplies that were purchased with this grant.

How many pets did this grant help?

1+

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

Legend (first photo) has had great gains from this grant and the supplies it has allowed the organization to acquire. She had been surrendered to the Capital Area Humane Society in May 2015 and was adopted shortly after, but in October 2016, she was returned to the shelter due to the medical expenses of her allergies and the arthritis in her hips. Legend wanted to be the only animal in the household, so that made it a little more challenging to find the perfect home for her. While she waited for her new family, she much preferred to interact with people than to be in her kennel, so she was in the classroom almost every day.

The children’s love for her grew fast! Her favorite thing to do was to lie on the floor with the children as they watched a movie or when the children would come into her kennel to read or just pet her. She helped teach the children, volunteers, and the public that age is just a number. Just recently, Legend found her forever home, where she can enjoy being a couch potato.