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Visit Our Humane Education Library

By Appointment

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Our Humane Education Library consists of more than 200 books geared towards readers from Pre-K to 4th grade, with a focus on thoughtfully teaching kids about animals, humane animal care concepts, how to safely interact with animals, wellness, and more. 


Book a 15-minute visit for you and your child to come, pick out a book, and take it home to borrow for the week.  You will also have an opportunity to say 'hi' to an animal during your visit (animal availability permitting) and learn a little bit about them! 

Thank you to Eagle Scout, Cora Steichen for all her hard work creating the library!  In August of 2021, Cora, a junior at Bedford High School excitedly embarked upon the task of creating a Humane Education Library at the shelter as part of her Eagle Scout project.


This project was inspired by Anne-Marie Pepe (the 2020 Volunteer of the Year who began the Paws with Mrs. Pepe Humane Education Program in 2019) and was funded with the help of a Volunteer NH-Volunteer Generation Fund Grant as well as individual project supporters.

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Writing to Rescues

Does your child have a love for animals?

Or, a need to practice some writing skills?

Look no further! All of our adoptable animals are also available as pen pals. Write a letter to a shelter pet, and your letter may even be featured on our social media with a photo of your new pen pal!

Mail your letter to:

Writing to Rescues- "Shelter Animal Name"

545 Route 101

Bedford, NH 03110

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