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Sadly, statistics indicate that missing pets rarely find their way home. Approximately 10 million pets are lost or stolen in the United States each year and more than 6 million winds up in the nation’s animal shelters.  Given that dogs and cats in shelters without ID are much less likely to be reunited with their owners, identification is the only way these lost pets will find their way home.

The Bitter Root Humane Association wants to reduce those sad numbers and in celebration of “National Tag Day” will be offering reduced prices on micro-chipping and engraved ID Tags.  Saturday, April 1st from noon to 4pm, the public may purchase engraved ID tags for $5 and have their pet micro-chipped for $10…or both, with no appointment needed!  For your pets safety please have all dogs leashed and cats crated when entering the building.

Today and every day, make sure your pets are equipped in the event they get separated from you.  It can be truly heartbreaking to lose a pet, but by tagging and micro-chipping you are more likely to reunite with your four-legged family member! Visit BRHA’s “Pet Tag Day”, 262 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton and turn “lost” into “found” for your beloved pet!

A PLACE TO REFLECT - New BRHA Pet Memorial Garden

The Bitter Root Humane Association is beginning planning for a new Pet Memorial Garden.  It will be located south of the horse corral and east of our Road Department neighbor.  The design has not been finalized but will include gravel, large boulders, cement statues, wind chimes and pathways made of memorial bricks to honor loved and lost pets.  It will be appropriately fenced for privacy and quiet contemplation.

Memorial bricks can be purchased for $125.00 each and the vast majority of that is considered a donation to BRHA.  You order your brick(s) through BRHA, we will order the bricks which will be sent to us, stored and installed when the pathways have been created.

This is a wonderful way to remember your pets while benefitting the lives of our guests who will soon become members of another loving family.

Order forms are available by clicking the button below,  in-person at the shelter or by emailing a request to [email protected]

If you have any questions or need more information contact Sue McCormack at 406.370.8071.

Bitterroot Gives

Get your giving groove on for Bitterroot Gives 2023!  Watch for updates as the time draws nearer.

If you’d like to know more about how to partner with BRHA for this event please contact:

Lisa at: [email protected]

Spring Into Summer

A Nonprofit Expo & Community Celebration!

MAY 13th, 10 AM to 3 PM at the Ravalli County Fairgrounds Event Center

Come visit with BRHA reps and find out how and why Ravalli County Nonprofits make our communities better places to live, work, and play! This FREE celebration is fun for the whole family. So bring the kids and enjoy hourly entertainment and kids’ activities, collect swag, and enter to win great FREE prizes!

TAKE A WALK....and Help the animals at BRHA!

ResQ Walk is a FREE mobile app that lets you raise money and resources for BRHA…and all you have to do is walk! Throughout the year, a ResQ pool of money & resources that have been provided by generous sponsors will be distributed. You can help BRHA earn a portion of this pool by downloading ResQ Walk and hitting the pavement! Download it today and start walking for the animals. Get all the details at: https://bestfriends.org/resqwalk

Merchandise to Support BRHA

Like to shop? We got you covered!

  • Visit the BRHA online Amazon store for great apparel & gift items. 
  • Shop Amazon! It’s an easy, cost-free way to help BRHA while you do your normal online shopping.  Simply choose BRHA as your charity at smile.amazon.com and every dollar you spend earns BRHA cash donations from Amazon at no extra cost to you.

Help Us Pay Off The Mortgage!

Our dream of a new shelter has become a reality and our new doors are open!  Although we are still settling in and learning new routines, our “guests” are hoping you will come visit soon. 

We thank our community for all of its support in making our dream come true and if you’d like to help us “pay off the mortgage” your donations, big or small, will help us “GET ‘ER DONE”!