BARC Uvalde

Education and Resources

Humane Education

BARC is passionate about impacting the welfare of the animals and people in our community. Unfortunately, animal abuse is an issue in Uvalde County. This is a problem not only because of the immediate physical danger to the animal, but because researchers have established significant correlations between animal abuse, child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, elder abuse, and other forms of violence.

We believe that it is our responsibility to address this issue in our community through humane education. By implementing educational programming in schools and public awareness about animal welfare and how it is linked to human violence,  we can try to intervene before violence begins or escalates. A key component of humane education is developing empathy, which helps children transfer empathy toward humans.

We are working to implement educational programming into the Uvalde public school system. If you are interested in volunteering for this outreach opportunity, please look over our volunteer guidelines and apply!