Empowering pet owners and local communities to
reduce abandoned animal populations through spay
& neuter, pet retention & reclamation, and education.

We need your help. They need your love.

Humane Education

The BAF Humane Education Program is committed to building compassionate leaders and inspiring children, kindergarden-5th grade, to advocate for the health and welfare of all living beings through quality teaching programs in schools and community organizations to increase awareness and resulting in responsible pet guardianship. Research has shown that teaching children from an early age to participate in community service and empathize with others can greatly reduce the risk of developing bully-like characteristics and the instances of animal cruelty and neglect. The foundation of this program has been created in collaboration with educators Lisa Potiker (Education Specialist / Teacher, M.A. Special Education), Lollie Ragana (Professor, California State University Los Angeles), and Lisa Wiehebrink (Author – “Love Me Gently – A Kid’s Guide for Man’s Best Friend”).

Contact Us Today!

If you would like to bring BAF’s Humane Education Program to your school or would like more info about becoming a volunteer presenter (no experience necessary), please contact christy@barkavenuefoundation.org.

By donating to this program you make this valuable work possible and create a more compassionate world.

HUMANE EDUCATION SAYS GOODBYE SPRING, HELLO SUMMER!

We’ve had another exciting session of Humane Education in conjunction with LA’s BEST afterschool enrichment program, bringing lessons of kindness, compassion, and responsible pet guardianship to students in grades K-5. Our three-part lesson series builds from lesson to lesson, engagin …Continue Reading →

Bark Avenue Foundation Awarded Grant from the Annenberg Foundation !

The Annenberg Foundation recently awarded Bark Avenue Foundation a generous grant to support our life-saving programs including humane education, spay/neuter, and emergency veterinary services to underserved communities throughout the Los Angeles area. We are thrilled to be able to pa …Continue Reading →

HUMANE EDUCATION

Kids are eager to learn and hold so much natural love and compassion within them. They’re clever, and great at problem solving, especially when given even the slightest guidance. Our Humane Education Program reaches out to kids to make the most of these natural gifts while they’re sti …Continue Reading →

‘Tis The Season!

Every year it feels like the holidays and year end have barely passed and then they’re back again. I’m sure you’ve all been busy celebrating, planning travel, shopping for gifts, and making your year-end donations, and we’ve been busy, too! This is a big events season for all, and non …Continue Reading →

BAF IN THE COMMUNITY

We finished our Humane Education fall term on December 1st with a visit to the shelter to deliver toys the kids made to animals awaiting their forever families, and as always, this was moving for both the humans and the animals. The pets are so grateful to have toys and love shown to  …Continue Reading →