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    Humane Education Programs

    Programs are available for all age groups at the shelter or at your facility. The staff at the Animal Resource Center is experienced in working with pre-school age children to high school students. Programs are designed to be age appropriate and promote the animal/human bond by emphasizing respect and responsibility.

    Bite Free Prevention Program

    The Animal Resource Center along with Dayton Children's and Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County has initiated a Bite Free program which includes an activity worksheet for children ages 5 to 9. All programs are offered at no cost. Please call the shelter at 898-4457 to schedule a program.

    Download the Bite Free Activity Worksheet (PDF Format)

     

    ACES Program

    At the Animal Resource Center, we firmly believe that cruelty and neglect can best be prevented when respect and compassion for animals is nurtured at an early age.

    For this reason, we are pleased to announce the launch of an innovative program, designed specifically for elementary and middle school students.

    The ACES Program is the first of its kind in Southwest Ohio.  We offer several short courses, each designed for a specific age level and group size.

                Basic Animal Care and Shelter Medicine, this is an introduction to animal care through stories, games and videos, designed for grades preschool through third.

                Introduction to Veterinary Medicine, this is a hands-on exploration of veterinary medicine, including the tools used in the trade, designed for grades first through sixth.

                Introduction to Veterinary Surgery, this accompanies Introduction to Veterinary Medicine this course is a mock surgery performed using stuffed patients and full surgical gear, designed for grades second through sixth.

                The Things We Share: Intro to Parasites, is designed for middle school science classes, includes specimens.

                I Wanna Be A Vet....What Now, is a lecture-style course which provides a map of the road to a career in veterinary medicine, this is an excellent career day presentation designed for grades fourth through eighth.

    Call Dr. Meyer at 937-264-5471 for more information, or to book a class.

     

     

    Highlights
    Bark Park Bake Sale

    Come join us Saturday June 7 from 10 AM - 3 PM for our 4th Annual Bark Park Bake Sale.  We will have goodies for dogs and their humans to enjoy, raffles, music, microchip specials and much more!  All proceeds from this event will go to the Tiny Tim Fund.

    Mingle With Our Mutts

    Please join us the Second Sunday of each month from Noon - 2 PM for Mingle with Our Mutts we will have lots of adoptable dogs and cats looking for new homes. 

    Winter Safety Tips


    When temperatures (and snow) begin to fall, you'll find your pet needs a little extra care from you.

    *A bowl of frozen water can't help a thirsty pet.  Check outdoor water bowls often when it's below freezing.

    *Outdoor dogs need more calories in the winter to produce body heat, so increase the amount you feed your pet.

    *Chemicals used to melt snow on sidewalks can irritate your pet's paws, so you may want to wipe them with a wet cloth after an outing.

    *Antifreeze tastes good to pets, but it's a deadly poison.

    *A cat may crawl up under your car seeking warmth from your engine.