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Animal Welfare…In Schools!

October 1st, 2017

If you are a teacher or know a teacher, you are likely aware that public schools help their students master traditional subjects and all manner of life skills from healthy eating habits to effective interpersonal communication. Many teachers are likewise recognizing the benefits of helping children form responsible habits with animals early in life. Dogs, […]

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Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort

September 1st, 2017

UPDATE 9/7/17: Thanks to generous donor support, NHES is distributing additional emergency funding to Austin Pets Alive! (APA) to help care for the ever-increasing number of animal victims of Hurricane Harvey that are coming into their care. As of Saturday (Sept. 2), APA was sheltering an estimated 1,700 animals—and more have been arriving daily. NHES […]

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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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