280 Westwood Ave, Bowling Green, KY 42103, US

Humane Education Programs

A Note To Teachers


 All year long we combine our passion for saving lives and desire to serve in our community to create fun interactive, experience for your group. We are available to visit your location Monday through Friday. Based on the information you give us, our time together can be customized to compliment whatever it is your group is currently working on! 


Shelter Tours


 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. 

Humane Education


Through out the year we will offer educational programs, camps, workshops, seminars, classes and conferences 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.  

Watch our home page for event announcements !

Read - A - Thon


The Pennies for Paws is a fundraiser that supports our school age education program. If a school accepts the challenge, students can bring in pennies and collect them in a container we will supply. The class that raises the most pennies wins a Popcorn party!

  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.  

If your school or organization would like to participate in a Read-A-Thon or  pennyies for paws   please contact Tracy Moser at: TracyMoser.BGWCHS@gmail.com


Why Pennies?

It is because everyone can afford a penny and that means every child can participate. We never charge for any of the educational services we offer to schools because we know how important it is to teach children to be kind and be responsible pet owners. Our penny challenges are a great way to not only encourage kids to be compassionate, but help fund the programs we offer to any school, group or organization that would like to participate both at the shelter or when we are asked to visit their classrooms.

Community Cat Training



We are always looking for people that care about cats to join our TNR team.  In our monthly meetings we will discuss progress, train new members and problem solve any issues care givers may be having.

If you would like more information on TNR please click the COMMUNITY CATS tab. If you are interested in joining our team, we meet every 2nd Thursday at 6:15 and you are always welcome to come!

What are some of the ways you can help save lives through our TNR program?

  • Be a colony care giver
  • Be a mentor to a new colony care giver
  • Be a recovery home
  • Be a releaser
  • Be an investigator
  • Be a trapper trainer

If you have more questions, please email Tracy Moser: TracyMoser.BGWCHS@gmail.com

Shelter Camp


Both educational and fun, shelter camp programming is designed to teach children age-appropriate animal welfare topics and curriculum. 

Daily activities include:

Animal Welfare lessons

Hands-on interactions with shelter animals

Educational games

Arts and crafts projects

Service projects

Volunteering and more. 

Shelter Camp is offered during summer break.

Watch our Facebook page for registration announcements because shelter camps fills up fast!