humane society of the black hills

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Looking To Bring the Humane Society To You?

The HSBH knows Outreach & Education is necessary to foster healthy growth in the community and to create healthy living conditions for all animals. As Outreach & Education Coordinator, Kay Kieper has developed programs for schools, businesses, organizations and clubs to help further the mission of the HSBH – Serving Animals. Serving Community. We offer customized, hands-on classes designed to provide a fun, educational, and entertaining experience with animals from around the world! 

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Frequently Asked Questions
What sort of presentations can the Humane Society give?

The Humane Society of the Black Hills offers a variety of presentations!

    • Schools: One-Hour Classes for K-12
      • Animal Behavior
      • Animal Biology
      • Care & Husbandry
      • Careers in Animal Care
      • Predator vs. Prey
      • Responsible Pet Care
      • Reptile Differences
      • Touch & Feel
    • Businesses
      • Wellness Events for Staff or Customers
      • Corporate or Private Events
    • Clubs/Organizations
      • Wellness Events
      • Therapy Sessions
      • Group Events
      • Scout Events
    • Care Facilities
      • Therapy & Wellness Sessions
What Humane Society classes can I choose from?

Looking for ways to spruce up your lesson? These customizable classes fit all age groups:

  • Animal Behavior
  • Biology of an Animal
  • Care and Husbandry
  • Careers in Animal Welfare
  • Environmental Impact of Animals
  • Fun Facts and History
  • Lizard Differences
  • Responsible Pet Care
  • Snake Differences
  • Touch and Feel (Sensory)
  • What Can I Do to Help Shelters?
  • Where in the World…?
What Animals Can the Humane Society Bring?

Available “On The Road” animals include:

  • Ball Pythons
  • Bearded Dragon
  • Canines
  • Corn Snake
  • Felines
  • Ferrets
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Hermit Crabs
  • Leopard Gecko
  • Madagascar Hissing Roaches
  • Rabbits
  • Rats
  • Rhinoceros Rat Snake
  • Red-Footed Tortoise

Meet the Trainer!

Kay Kieper

After getting her Veterinary Technician degree, Kay decided to turn her focus to animal behavior and education. In working with the Humane Society of the Black Hills, Kay has been able to rescue and rehabilitate several of her show-stopping critters.

She uses her animals to help educate the community while giving a positive, rewarding experience.

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Get In Touch

(605) 721-3903

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1820 E. St. Patrick St.
Rapid City, SD 57703
M, Tu, Th, F: 11am – 5pm
Closed Wed
Sa-Su: 11am – 4pm

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