Ending the needless suffering of animals, and empowering our community while providing services that create employment opportunities to foster hope for a better future.

The Other Side of the Fence is a Humboldt County 501 [c]3 nonprofit corporation dedicated to preventing cruelty to children and animals through workshops; as well as providing relief to the poor, disabled, and elderly through community service programs.

We provide Affordable and Reliable services to our community, regardless of the ability to pay in emergency situations. It is our goal to create a holistic set of programs to combat all aspects of family life that may lead to cruelty to animals and children.

Click on the following links to learn more about our programs and workshops:

Creature Teacher

The focus of this workshop is to help children who are struggling to become academically successful. The benefits of education are boundless. Those who succeed academically typically live longer, and have less obstacles in life. We strongly believe that removing children from the vicious cycle of poverty will make the biggest impact on the number of future children and animals who are abused.

Traveling Cuddle Wagon

This workshop provides anyone who is experiencing loneliness and isolation with a pet and human companionship.

Humane Education

These workshops teach about fostering kindness, respect, and empathy for both humans and animals; Humane Education Workshops are great for birthday parties and day cares looking for a fun activity. A custom lesson can be created to accommodate different interests.

Keep Our Pets

This program helps prevent pets from going to a shelter. We provide pet owners with affordable services to get them through a tough time, allowing them to keep their pets in their own home. This may mean long term care for anyone in an assisted living situation. In some cases, these services may be provided free of charge.

Pet Services Include: Pet Sitting, Dog Walking, Dog Training, and Pooper Scooping.

If your pet is displaying unwanted or destructive behaviors (jumping, digging, chewing, excessive energy, potty issues), we encourage you to try providing them with more exercise, socialization, and basic obedience training. A tired dog is a happy dog! If your household is low income and needs financial assistance for services to help you keep your pet Read the financial assistance FAQ here.

Proceeds from our services help prevent cruelty to children and animals through our workshops and pet adoption program. If you are unable to support our cause by using our services, please consider making a tax-deductible donation.

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