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.


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 still fresh, teaching kids about responsible pet guardianship, kindness, compassion, and that pets are a lifetime commitment. The program teaches problem-solving and encourages anti-bullying principles.

Our presenters reached over 2,900 kids in 2018 alone, and have reached over 9,000 since the program’s launch in fall 2016. Imagine all these prepared, informed future pet guardians growing up to become the next wave of amazing pet parents, part of the solution, working to #AlterTheFuture… The future is bright!

If Humane Education interests you, we are always looking for more presenters to reach more students and spread these lessons. We train and provide all materials, and the time commitment is as little as three 1-hour presentations per term. Please email christy@barkavenuefoundation.org for more information.