Here at Beartooth Humane Alliance we not only pride ourselves in finding pets the right home, we are also dedicated to helping our community help animals. Our spay/neuter programs help control pet overpopulation greatly reducing the number of homeless animals in our county. And serving as a centralized databank for lost and found pets, BHA has successfully reunited many pets with their owners. These essential services help animals today. Humane education programs help animals tomorrow by teaching our area youth respect and responsibility for all animals and cultivates a culture a kindness in our future citizens!
List of Programs
Low Cost Spay/Neuter Vouchers Available
The Beartooth Humane Alliance (BHA) will again provide vouchers to qualified Carbon County residents for low-cost spay-neuter services for dogs and cats. The program aims to help reduce pet overpopulation by providing pet sterilization services to county residents who cannot afford the procedure for their pets, such as families with limited incomes, senior citizens on fixed incomes, and hardship situations.
Hay Bank Helps At-Risk Horses
Beartooth Humane Alliance (BHA) reminds Carbon County residents who are experiencing a financial hardship of its program designed to assist private horse owners with hay for their horses (and other equines). The Beartooth Humane Alliance Hay Bank provides hay for 30 days at absolutely no cost to qualified recipients.
A qualifying financial hardship or crisis includes, but is not limited to, job loss, medical bills or other hardships. Applicants need to not only have a genuine financial need for assistance, but they also need to devise a well thought out plan for how they will get back on their feet and manage their horse care after the 30 days of Hay Bank assistance has ended.
Click here for further information, restrictions, and to obtain a Hay Bank Application or call (406) 446-3500
Food Bank Program
Each month, volunteers with the Beartooth Humane Alliance package and deliver dry and wet dog and cat food to our area food banks. This pet food is distributed to families in need through the BareTooth Cupboards in Red Lodge, Bridger Food Bank and the Joliet Food Bank.
Lost and Found Pets
We are sorry for the inconvenience but our lost and found pet pages are disabled at this time. We hope to have the pages back up soon. If you have a lost or found pet, please call your local law enforcement agency to file a report and also report it to BHA at 446-3500.
Operation Nip & Tuck
Since 2003, Beartooth Humane Alliance has provided an annual spay/neuter clinic for the residents of Carbon County, Montana. We are proud to boast that through the annual clinics that we’ve held to date, we have sterilized 4,376 cats and dogs! Now that’s a whole lot of animals put out of the reproduction business!
Humane Education Program
Ready? Set? ….. Learn!
Character education, a national movement, is a curriculum area within our schools that lends itself well to the incorporation of humane education. Responsibility, respect and citizenship are some examples that are at the core of both concepts. Using animals as a springboard for discussion about these abstract concepts can be fun and more engaging for children.
Safe Haven from Domestic Violence
BHA and Domestic and Sexual Violence Services of Carbon County (DSVS) have collaborated to provide survivors of violence the ability to escape from their abusers with their pet(s) through the Safe Haven program. BHA has made arrangements with confidential foster homes to temporarily care for these pets while the survivor makes new living arrangements.
In many instances, survivors of abuse refuse to leave their abusers for fear of retribution against their pets. Safe Haven offers peace of mind to the survivor while he/she seeks safety. If you know anyone that may benefit from this service or for more information, please call DSVS at 406-446-2296 or BHA at 406-446-3500.