The Briggs Animal Adoption Center (BAAC), and its founding organization, The National Humane Education Society (NHES) offer free BAAC educational tours and programs for children and adult groups throughout the year.
Our goal is to impart a message of kindness and respect for all animals through hands-on activities, live animal interaction, and more.
NOTICE (2/12/2022): We will be resuming educational tours on a limited basis. Starting March 2022, educational tours will be available on the first Saturday of every month between 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
If you are interested in visiting the BAAC as a potential adopter please call 304-724-6558.
We encourage BAAC Tour requests to be submitted at least two weeks in advance. Due to kennel and cattery cleaning and feeding schedules, tours take place between 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Tours last about 45-60 minutes and include:
Education topics include BAAC’s operations and standards of care, basic care requirements of dogs and cats, how to safely interact with companion animals, kindness and responsibility towards animals. Tour topics are flexible and can be accommodated to cover other areas of interest. We are happy to help with special goals such as attainment of scout pet badges.
BAAC educational tours are available to children and adult groups. Tours are best suited for children in the 2nd grade and up.
We also offer tours for senior centers, community clubs, and other adult organizations who have an interest in animal welfare.
Due to space and animal welfare considerations, the maximum tour size is 12 participants, including adult chaperones. If you believe your group size will exceed 12, please schedule multiple visits.
No, educational tours are free. However, we appreciate donations to help us continue our life-saving work. Please click here for the BAAC’s Wish List. Thank you!
Thank you for your interest! Individuals must be 18 years of age or older to volunteer at the BAAC. Please click here for more information. For individuals 17 years of age and under, we can suggest fun activities that can be completed in the local community to help benefit our animals – just ask!