"The greatness of a nation and it's moral character can be judged by the way it's animals are treated."

~ Ghandi

The Zoo

The zoo is an on-site small animal classroom, where students have access to guinea pigs, rabbits, and a hamster. Students provide daily care to include: grooming, cleaning, feeding, watering, and training. Exposure to small animals in our zoo supports many students in the initial step of their therapeutic process. Students bond with the animals and demonstrate emerging responsibility.

Tea Cup Ranch

Tea Cup Ranch is an onsite facility where students walk, play, and train with an emotional support dog named Prince. Supervised by a professional trainer, students come to understand animal behavior and develop strategies to address maladaptive behaviors. Through this process students become more aware of their own behavior and develop the confidence and skills to address their own challenges.

La Finca

La Finca is a 15-acre therapeutic farm. Students have access to donkeys, goats, ducks, frogs, dogs, cats, and rabbits, as well as pastures, a pond, and a sugar forest. This season-centered program exists to teach students about human nature, animal nature and mother nature.  This program’s goal is to support each student’s development through social skills training, character development, vocational skills training, animal training; as well as land and farm stewardship.


Testimonials

  • Birthday Bash with Bellcate Friends!

    Six months ago I could not have imagined, or made up, the amazing experience my son would have on his 13th birthday surrounded by Bellcate friends, staff, students, and families. Prior to this year, my son had birthday parties at home that included extended family members and children who were kids of my friend’s. Building… Read more »

    ~ Kathleen
    Parent