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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 Hill

    We are happy to announce as of 9 AM on Tuesday May 6, 2014 the large portion of the bark park hill is OPEN for the season!!

    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. 

    Summer Safety Tips


    Summer is a time for both you and your pet to enjoy the sunshine and the outdoors, but this season can also offer situations that can endanger your pet.

    *You may be tempted to take your pet with you when you travel or run errands.  During warm weather, the inside of a vehicle can reach 120 degrees in a matter of minutes.

    *Driving with a dog in the back of a pick-up truck is very dangerous.  Flying debris can cause injury to your pet or your pet may be unintentionally thrown our of the bed of the truck.

    *Plenty of fresh water and shade is extremely important.  In the summer heat your pet can suffer from heat stroke or heat exhaustion.  Owners need to know the signs:  heavy panting, rapid pulse, glazed eyes.

    *Even during the summer pets need exercise and one must use caution.  Limit exercise to early morning and early evening hours.

    *Crowded summer events and pets do not mix well.  The loud noises and crowds combined with the heat can be stressful and dangerous,