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Do You Know A Child Who Loves Animals? Get Them Involved!

August 10th, 2017

At the NHES Campus, our staff keep an open front door. We never know who might pay us a visit. However, when a child walks through the door, we smile. We know that when children come to visit, they frequently come with the purpose of helping. Take Layla Brewer for example. As Layla’s 11th birthday […]

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Hermione’s Rescue

June 8th, 2017

At NHES’ flagship animal rescue, The Briggs Animal Adoption Center (BAAC), hundreds of dogs and cats per year find refuge from homelessness, neglect, and abuse. Hermione is one recent intake who touched us all with her determination to live, and to love. In April, a volunteer animal rescuer was contacted by the concerned neighbors of […]

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This Game Teaches Children the True Cost of Companion Animal Care

May 4th, 2017

Goal: Students will learn how to calculate general costs associated with cat or dog ownership. Grade Levels: 4th–8th grade Time: 20 minutes Audience Size: 5–20 students Objectives: Students learn the full range of expenses associated with caring for a dog or cat. Students will examine how their estimations compare with actual costs of animal care. […]

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An Open Letter to the 2017 Iditarod Race Sponsors

April 1st, 2017

Dear 2017 Sponsors of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race, Today, the men and women who compete in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race reap sizable cash prizes from the sponsorship of companies like yours. Every company wants to invest in sponsorship opportunities that provide good publicity, benefit communities, and do good in the world. None […]

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NHES Visits “Magic City” – Birmingham, Alabama

March 2nd, 2017

Through NHES’ free Kindness In The Classroom outreach initiative, a team of humane educators travel across the nation to help youth learn how to treat animals humanely. In February, NHES educators Megan Flinn and Megan Hessenberger spent five days in Birmingham, Alabama, and visited nearly 2,000 K-5th grade students across six elementary schools. Volunteers from […]

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