BHA is not only dedicated to finding the perfect home for unwanted pets, we also aim to help our community help animals. Here are our various program offerings.
Low Cost Spay/Neuter Vouchers Available
The Beartooth Humane Alliance (BHA) provides 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.
Operation Nip and Tuck
Beartooth Humane Alliance began Operation Nip and Tuck in 2003, providing annual spay/neuter clinics for residents of Carbon County, Mont. Since Operation Nip and Tuck started, BHA has sterilized more than 4,500 dogs and cats. The annual clinic model worked well, but we wondered if there might be more we could do for folks who were unable to make it to the annual clinics. So we gave Operation Nip and Tuck a “face-lift.”
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
If you have lost or found a pet, please call the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office at 406-446-1234 and/or your local law enforcement agency to file a report and then call BHA at 406-446-3500. BHA has helped to reunite hundreds of lost pets with their owners, and we have some helpful advice if your pet goes missing.
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.
2017 Scholarship Available for Animal-Related Education
If you’d like to work with companion or service animals the BHA Scholarship Fund will annually make an award of up to $2,500 to an individual pursuing a career that will better the lives of companion and/or service animals. Examples are veterinary medicine, working with animals in humanitarian efforts such as search and rescue, managing animal shelters …