New programs help young animal lovers get involved

Rescue Reader

Animal Humane Society’s Humane Education team recently rolled out several new programs for kids. These programs help shape the next generation of animal advocates by providing kids with pet care knowledge, a better understanding of animals’ feelings, increased empathy towards animals, and a way to be an ambassador for animals and AHS.

Check out our three newest opportunities for kids!

Rescue Readers

What better way for your young animal lover to practice their reading skills than in the presence of a non-judgmental, ever-patient shelter animal? This mutually rewarding experience launched at our Golden Valley location and will be expanded to all sites by January.

Project Purpose

This new program equips kids ages 12-15 with a deeper understanding of the work AHS does through hands-on service projects. It’s also a great way for animal adoring kids to fulfill community service requirements.

Animal Academy

With themes like animal photography and pet massage, Animal Academy is a fun way for kids to learn, meet new people, and enhance their love of animals.

To make way for these new educational programs, AHS will no longer offer in-shelter birthday parties. Instead we are offering an online kit with everything you need to host an AHS-themed birthday party or create an online birthday fundraiser to support AHS. Groups are also welcome to sign up for our other education programs, including shelter tours.

Visit animalhumanesociety.org/youth to learn about all our educational programs

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