Humane Education

The Society’s professionally trained, credentialed Humane Education Teacher provides classroom presentations to all grade levels at local elementary schools. The goals of the program are to teach compassion and respect for all living creatures, to teach proper care of domestic animals, and to protect wildlife and the environment. To receive more information on this program, or to schedule a presentation, please contact Lynn Hildebrand at (909)386-1400, extension 220.

Join us for Critter Camp!


We will be accepting registration for this camp until Friday, July 19th; by 12 noon

Critter Camp is a hands-on learning experience at the Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley.

The Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley is hosting our annual “Critter Camp” program on July 22 – July 26, 2019. Critter Camp is an interactive, animal-centered, learning experience for second – sixth grade students. Camp hours are 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. daily.

Through this hands-on camp, children will learn the importance of kindness and compassion toward all living creatures. More than 40 children are expected to attend camp.

Children will be learning about the care of animals ranging from bugs and insects, tame, wild and exotic, farm and barnyard animals, to helper (therapy and service) animals! They will also learn how being responsible for our environment by recycling plastic bags, plastic loops, and aluminum and metal containers protects animals.

During the camp, students will engage in subject areas of science, language arts, social science, mathematics, health, physical education, and music.

Camp is $50.00 per child. Registration forms can be found here

Payments are now being accepted in person at the HSSBV admin office or by phoning (909)386-1400 ext. 218

Limited scholarships are available; Limit 1 SCHOLARSHIP PER HOUSEHOLD, PER SEASON.

Please phone 909-386-1400 ext. 218 or email Dhibbard@hssbv.org for more information.

Critter Camp Wish List

We are in need of:
8” plates
6” plates
plastic forks & spoons
3oz paper cups

8oz / mini bottled waters
cans of 1/2 pears
cans of sliced peaches
hand sanitizer
large brown grocery bags
vegetarian baked beans
Spaghetti Sauce
Boxes of Cheerios

Roadhouse Biker Church visit

We recently spent a day spent visiting with members of the Roadhouse Biker Church at Read Across America – Dr. Seuss Day at Alice Birney Elementary School.

JJ ( a mini horse) and Joyce, Titan (a 197 pound English Mastiff) and Carole, and Rumor (a Rottweiler) and Lisa. Not pictured are the rabbits, Squirrel and Peanut and Kristen.

Members of Pet Partners and our Humane Education staff had a terrific time visiting Alice Birney to participate in their Read Across America Day!

The expression “The Power of One” was inspired by an article written by Jane Goodall for Time Magazine on Monday, August 26, 2002. In the article Ms. Goodall wrote, “The greatest danger to our future is apathy. You may be overcome, however, by feelings of helplessness. You are just one person in a world of 6 billion. How can your actions make a difference? Best, you say, to leave it to decision makers. And so you do nothing. Can we overcome apathy? Yes, but only if we have hope. We have huge power. Each of us must work as hard as we can now to heal the hurts and save what is left.”

To read the complete article, visit Time.com

Animals, Community, and Healing

Katherine Gigandet and Lisa Medina, together with Pilot, Haylee Sue, and Rumor, are an integral part of the Humane Society’s Humane Education program.

“Meet Pilot!”

“Meet Haylee Sue!”

“Meet Rumor!”

What is Spaying and Neutering?

Would you like to sponsor the purchase of the book our humane educator uses in classrooms, What is Spaying and Neutering? And Why Should Pets Have These Operations? In easy-to-understand text and engaging pictures, it explains the huge problems of pet overpopulation and what can be accomplished for animals when we act as responsible pet owners. If ordered in a quantity of 500 or more, these books are only $1.00 each! Would you like to provide this book to hundreds of local school children in grades K-6?

Educational Links

Humane Educators Reaching Teachers
Humane Society: Youth