BGWCHS Education Center

We are very fortunate to live in a compassionate community filled with animal lovers that support our shelters mission to save lives. 

It is because of generous donations and support we were able to build this building as a way to give back to our community and offer education programs so that citizens stay up to date on all the latest information concerning animal welfare. We believe that teaching compassion and animal welfare education will ensure responsible pet owners and happy pets for many generations to come. 

 This building gives us an advantage in the battle against pet overpopulation. We plan to use it to continue on our mission and save many more lives.


Animal Welfare Workshop


Making A Difference Now (MADN) is taking our annual conference on the road - first stop Bowling Green/Warren County! With funding from Maddie's Fund, MADN is working with local organizations to design a tailored agenda of training sessions presented by animal welfare professionals and meet and greets for decision makers, community members and community media to learn more about the local needs of animals and rescuers. Join us for a day of learning and networking - including free breakfast and lunch!

If your organization is interested in hosting a future one-day event please email us at

Current Schedule for 2019:

~ Bowling Green/Warren County Humane Society May 15th

~ Tri-State Spay and Neuter - Ashland, KY July 10th

~ Estill County Animal Shelter TBD

The agenda for the Bowling Green event will include:

~ Meet and Greet Breakfast (pastries and coffee provided)

~ KY Minimum Shelter Standards and the Standards of Care Guidelines of the Association of Shelter Vets

~ Proper Cleaning, Disinfection & Disease Prevention; Kentucky Animal Control Laws; Introduction 

   to KACCA training

~ Tour of the BGWC HS shelter

~ Lunch (provided)

~ Saving the Lives of Community Cats: Return to Field and Trap-Neuter-Return

~ Success on a Small Budget: Building strong community support/volunteer programs

~ Presenter Roundtable

We hope you will join us for this fun and informative event!

Let us know you are coming!

To RSVP for the morning MEET & GREET, please clink the link below.

To RSVP for the one day training workshop on May 15th, for shelters, rescues and volunteers please click the link below.

Meet & Greet and Workshop RSVP!

Up Coming Events

Programs and Event Information


Adopter Seminar

Learn how to successfully prepare for and integrate a new rescue into your home.

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A Note to Teachers

We invite your class to our shelter for a fun, hands on and educational experience. All year long we combine our passion for saving lives and desire to serve in our community to create fun interactive tours and activities for your students. Weither your group comes to the shelter or we visit your classroom, our time together can be customized to compliment what you are currently teaching in your classroom.

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Shelter Tour or Onsite Visit

Many times people will have questions about what we do at our shelter. Sometimes it is a school group, some times an organization that wants to get involved and we have even had legislators want animal welfare information. We want to make sure these tours are available for anyone that is interested. If you or your group would like to learn more about how we save lives, please request a tour.

REQUEST A Group Visit

Request a visit from us

We would love to come visit with you! We need some information from you so that we can customize the visit for the best experience.


Book Buddies

This program will help children improve their reading skills and help shelter animals get adopted by providing socialization and human interaction.

Sign up to be a book buddy


A Read-A-Thon is a fundraiser and a challenge to young readers. We ask kids to read to an animal or read a book about animals and ask friends and family for penny pledges for every page they read. It is a fun way to encourage children to exercise their reading skills and practice kindness.


Enrichment Team

Volunteer opportunities for all ages to get involved with our shelter!


Kitten Yoga & Zumba Pawty

No matter your style of exercise it is always better to do it with a furry friend!!

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BGWC HS Education Center

1951 River Street, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101

(270) 282-0268

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