How we can help you & the community

Helping Those in Need

Community Pet Pantry

Everyone needs a little help now and then, and the BRHA Community Pet Food Bank is here to help our community members that are in need of just a little assistance in order to keep their pets and keep them healthy. The BRHA Community Pet Food Bank is located in our lobby and open during normal business hours. You will not only find pet food, but from time to time, pet supplies are also available. We sincerely thank all our community members for their continuing donations that make this service possible.

For your furry family members

Pet Health & Safety Services

  • Spay and Neuter – BRHA strives to reduce the overpopulation of unwanted pets in our community and encourages everyone to spay or neuter their pets. Not only will you save the lives of many unwanted animals but research shows that pets which are “fixed” tend to lead healthier, longer lives.  Through grants and special programs, BRHA may be able to assist you towards the cost of these surgeries with our participating vets; please call us at (406) 363-5311 to see what spay/neuter assistance is currently available.
  • Micro-chipping – The best way to help ensure that your precious pet finds its way home when lost is with a micro-chip. Once inserted, almost all vets, shelters and rescues have the equipment to scan for micro-chips to help lost pets find their owners! BRHA is happy to help you find peace of mind and will micro-chip your pet for $35.00. Currently, due to COVID restrictions, please call (406) 363-5311 for an appointment
  • ID Tags – Even if your pet is micro-chipped we suggest all pets have an ID Tag on their collar too and we have a great selection in all colors & shapes for $8 – $10 each, and can be made anytime during business hours. Having your pet’s name and your current phone number on the tag can help law enforcement or finders contact you quicker when vets or the shelter are not open.
  • Dog Licensing for the City of Hamilton

Helping Kids Know More About Animal Safety

Dog Safety Presentations

The Bitter Root Humane Association (BRHA) has a humane education team that visits classrooms, preschools, libraries and clubs in Ravalli County to provide information about responsible animal care and safety. We focus on similarities between humans and animals, and how care and compassion help guide responsible pet care.  We typically work with children from ages 4-14 but we can customize our program to fit any age group.  Our presentations are about 30 minutes and include plenty of time for questions.  If desired, we also discuss how to be safe around dogs and how to avoid dog bites.  We keep topics very simple and use photos and stuffed animals to make things clear and understandable.

Would you like BRHA to visit you? For more information or to schedule a presentation please contact us at: or call our Volunteer Coordinator at (406) 363-5311.

The Pet Crematorium

“In our gardens repose the remains of those that possess beauty without vanity,  strength without insolence, courage without ferocity, and the virtues of man  without his vices; our pets.”
 - Lord Byron

Losing your pet can be a difficult experience for you and your family. To many, the loss is not only of a pet, but of a very close friend and member of the family. Some pet owners feel that cremation simplifies the burial of their pet, some appreciate the environmental responsibility that cremation affords. The Pet Crematorium at Bitter Root Humane Association will help complete the cycle of life by providing a proper memorial to the animal who shared that special bond.

Bitter Root Humane cremation service considers it our great honor to share in the final act of respect for your pet.

Cremation Services

Service Hours

Please call


The Pet Crematorium at Bitter Root Humane Association
262 Fairgrounds Rd

Hamilton, MT 59840