Honor a loved one

Each tribute gift in memory or honor of a pet or loved one helps the homeless pets of BRHA.
 Your gift is a meaningful way to honor or remember a person, pet, or special occasion.

Tribute Gifts

Each Tribute Gift in memory or honor of a pet or loved one - or to celebrate the holidays - helps the Bitter Root Humane Association achieve our mission, saving over a thousands animal lives every year.
Our tribute gifts celebrate many occasions – birthdays, holidays, anniversaries and other milestones in our lives. These heart-warming gift acknowledgements are sent directly to your special loved one acknowledging the gift made to BRHA on behalf of the person receiving the card. What better gift is there for an animal lover?
BRHA tribute gifts are a wonderful way to:

  • Remember a loved one or a cherished pet
  • Give the perfect gift to someone who has "everything"
  • Honor your mom on Mother's Day or your dad on Father's Day
  • Warm your sweetie's heart on Valentine's Day
  • Pass on Holiday Wishes
  • Celebrate any special occasion - birthday, wedding, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, etc.

Send your Tribute Gift to:
Bitter Root Humane Association
PO Box 57
Hamilton, MT 59840

Become a member or renew your membership

Join the Bitter Root Humane Association. Any person or agency interested in our purpose or desiring to support our programs may become a voting member of the association upon payment of yearly membership dues. There shall be one vote honored per membership fee paid.

Membership type and dues:

  • Business - $30
  • Individual - $20
  • Senior Citizen (65+) - $10

Annual membership dues are renewable each calendar year. Those interested in joining at a time other than during the yearly membership campaign may do so. A three month grace period will be applied to dues received after October 1st of the year and will carry membership over through the end of December of the following year. Any current member submitting a donation specifically designated as membership dues, will have their membership renewed up through the following year. Membership dues will not be applied in advance for more than one year past the current calendar year.

Download and fill out the Membership Application

Estate Planning & Pets

According to Gerry Beyer, Professor of Law, Texas Tech University School of Law, in Estate Planning for Non-Human Family Members,

“Over two thirds of pet owners treat their animals as family members….79% allowing their pets to sleep in bed with them, 37% carrying pictures, and 31% taking off work to be with their sick pets. The love owners have for their pets transcends their death as documented by studies revealing that between 12% and 27% of pet owners include their pets in their will.”

Along with planning for your own four legged family, you might consider planning for animals in need in our community. Estate planning can help provide a future for Bitter Root Humane Association and the animals it cares for long into the future. A planned gift would give you a sense of accomplishment and pride today, and give hope to the animals of tomorrow.

There are several methods of planned giving. Two of them are “Charitable Remainder Trusts” and outright “Bequests”. Your attorney can guide you in developing a method for your charitable intentions; or we can assist you in contacting a specialized advisor who would help you ensure your vision is carried out.

Wish List

If you're looking for a way to help the shelter, consider donating an item on our "Wish List". Running the Bitter Root Humane Association takes a professional staff, committed volunteers and lots of STUFF - everyday supplies used to care for the animals and maintain the shelter. If you are looking for a way to help the shelter, consider donating needed supplies. Donations are tax deductible, and you can drop items off at the shelter during regular business hours. It ain't glamorous, but these are things we ALWAYS need:

Wish List:

  • Bleach
  • Business Entrance Carpets
  • Band Aids
  • Bales of straw for bedding
  • Broom (not the straw kind)
  • Canned Cat Food (No Fish based)
  • Cat Harness
  • Cat toys (for adoption packets)
  • Carabiners
  • Colored Paper
  • Dish Soap
  • Dry Swiffer Pads
  • De-Icer or safe alternatives
  • Envelopes - Plain Label Size
  • Exam Gloves - Med. or Large
  • Fencing
  • Grass Seed
  • Heated Water Buckets
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Hand Soap
  • Industrial Squeegee
  • Ink Pens / Hi-Liters / Dry-Erase Markers
  • Kleenex
  • KONGS / Interactive Food Toys
  • Kuranda beds (raised beds)
  • Nanny Camera - for our 2 cat rooms and dog kennel area
  • Office Paper 8.5 x 11
  • Pure Vita Cat Food
  • Paper Towels
  • Pools
  • Paper Clips
  • Small / Large Milk Bones
  • 8.5 x 11" Scotch Laminating Pouches Thermal
  • Simple Green
  • Scissors
  • Slow Feed Bowls
  • Shredded Paper (Long Strips)
  • Shelving for our cats (something that will not hold disease and able to withstand bleach daily)
  • Tuffy's Gold - Lamb Meal & Rice Dog Food
  • Tarps
  • Toilet Tissue
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Video Camera
  • Voice Recording
  • World Best Multi-Cat Litter (Clumping)
  • White Out
  • Water Buckets with Handles


Visit our Amazon Online Wishlist:

BR Humane Wish List

Your cash donation buys:

  • Canidae/Felidae Food for feeding shelter animals
  • Vaccines to protect shelter animal health (prices have doubled)
  • Veterinary medicines
  • Boiler and ventilation upkeep (it is old)
  • Veterinary bills, routine & emergency
  • Corn cat litter, for better health
  • Facility repairs (even the doorknobs are wearing out)
  • Training supplies
  • Grooming supplies
  • Heat & water bills
  • Phone & internet fees

Our Sponsors

A big thank you to: