Humane Society Helps Kids Make Difference for Animals

The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA has launched Kids for Animals Clubs, in which youngsters ages 7-17 are afforded hands-on learning opportunities with animals.
Kids for Animals Clubs’ weekly meetings at the Humane Society campus incorporate engaging education topics and crafts or game activity geared toward animals. Club members may also participate in special on- and off-site Humane Society events and other kid-related activities.
Teen Club members will also work alongside trained staff and volunteers in our dog, cat and rabbit enrichment programs.
“Our community is full of young people who want to help animals,” said Julie Bank, president and CEO of the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA. “Our new clubs give kids the opportunity to make a difference for animals in a safe and educational environment.”
Kids and Teen Club participants are automatically enrolled in the Kids for Animals program, a community engagement effort. Kids for Animals fills a critical need by providing opportunities for youngsters to get involved with animals and start a movement of kids’ being kind to animals.
Other ways to become a Kids for Animals participant include attending one of the other shelter activities the Humane Society offers. There are monthly Animal Adventurer programs for kids 8-12, weeklong summer camps for children 9-12, and tours and presentations for schools, scouts and other groups.
Registration is now open for all Kids for Animals Clubs. Children ages 7-11 and ages 12-14 will meet after school on Wednesdays. Registration for each 15-week session is $180 and includes a T-shirt, ID badge, crafting materials and a community service certificate. Teens ages 15-17 must attend a Teen Club orientation with a parent or guardian. Once enrolled, they may sign up for staff-supervised volunteer shifts offered Thursday-Sunday in the afternoon.
Register and learn more at pasadenahumane.org/kids.

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