How Kids Can Help Shelter Animals

Giving some love to an Animal Haven shelter dog.Caring Kids Program
Animal Haven’s Caring Kids Program introduces children ages 5-9 years old to basic animal care and informs them about existing issues in animal welfare.  We are thrilled to partner with Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers’ (HEART) to enhance the program and offer exciting new activities and topics, ranging from farm animals to wildlife.

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girls on laptopSocial Media
Use social media to help promote the shelter, our events, and the animals available for adoption. Even sharing one of our posts can go a long way to helping a pet find or home or provide necessary funding for vet care. Check out all of our social media links at the bottom of any page!

 


Caring Kids outside

Hold a Supply Drive!
Holding a toy, food, or linen drive in your neighborhood is a great way to collect necessary items for the shelter while also educating your community about homeless pets. Good places to host these drives are schools, churches or synagogues, and local stores.

 


little girl and yorkieEducate Your Friends and Family
Sometimes people don’t realize how important pet adoption is and how many wonderful animals are waiting in shelters. That’s where YOU come in! Tell everyone you know (or even people you have just met) about the benefits of pet adoption and how they can find a fantastic shelter pet.

Two great resources on shelters and pet adoption:

ASPCA Animal Lessons    Petfinder: About Adoption


Lil_Bits_and_kidsPlan a Class Trip
We offer class trips on weekdays between the hours of 12pm – 4pm. Class trips are limited to 15 students and a donation of either $100 or the equivalent in supplies is appreciated. Due to limited resources, we are only able to accommodate a small number of trips each week, so please schedule your trip as far in advance as possible. Class trips include a tour of the facility, a meet-and-greet with at least one shelter animal, and a Q&A session with a staff member.

* Please note: all children must have a signed consent form to attend.

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