Making the world kinder with kids

Research shows children who are taught kindness towards animals tend to mature into caring, responsible adults. Our humane education programs nurture the human/animal bond. (And they’re fun!)

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PETS & PAJAMAS

Spend a Friday evening after hours at HSHV! For ages 6-11.

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TEEN MEWVIE NIGHT

Enjoy a flick while snuggling with the felines!

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SCOUT PROGRAM

Complete that animal badge by bringing your scout group to HSHV!

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SHELTER TOURS

Explore the shelter with our humane education guide.

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CATS & KIDS

Cuddle with kitties while playing games, crafting and more! For ages 5-11.

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JUNIOR VOLUNTEERS

Learn how to work with and help animals! For ages 12-17.

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FUNDRAISING

Want to help the animals? Here are some great fundraising ideas.

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BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Celebrate your child's (or your!) birthday with us.

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STORYTIME + SENSORY STORYTIME

Toddler time at HSHV! Plus a special version for differently-abled youth.

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RESCUE READING

Practice your reading skills while helping animals at the shelter

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CAMP PAWS

Enjoy day or week-long camps at HSHV and Tiny Lions. For ages 4-17.

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P.A.C.K.

People and Animals Connecting Through Kindness connects youth ages 12-14 in a supportive environment

Humane Education Calendar

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Tiny Tails Story Time
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Do you have a young child who loves animals? Come to Tiny Lions to have a pawsitively fun time! Designed for toddlers age 2-5, Tiny Tails Story Time will keep your tot and you engaged through stories, crafts, finger plays and animal interactions. Due to space limitations, pre-registration is required. Cost:  $10 per ch , ...
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Little Paws Story Time
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Do you have a young child who loves animals? Then, bring your little ones to HSHV to have a paws-itively fun time! Designed for ages 2-5, Little Paws story time will keep your tot engaged through stories, crafts, finger plays and animal interactions! Each program will include age appropriate stories, a craft, a tour th , ...
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Rescue Reading
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Looking for a fun way to have your children practice their reading skills? Join us for HSHV’s Rescue Reading! This program includes time reading to our adoptable animals, a group read-aloud and humane education lesson, and a dog meet-and-greet! This is a drop-off event designed for ages 6-11. For children under , ...
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Camp PAWS
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Have a day off of school? Join us for our one day sessions of Camp PAWS! Designed for ages 6-11, Camp PAWS our camp program involves humane education lessons on many topics depending on the session and age group. Some past topics have been pet photography, animal communication, bird identification and wildlife conserva , ...
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Little Paws Story Time
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Do you have a young child who loves animals? Then, bring your little ones to HSHV to have a paws-itively fun time! Designed for ages 2-5, Little Paws story time will keep your tot engaged through stories, crafts, finger plays and animal interactions! Each program will include age appropriate stories, a craft, a tour th , ...
Coloring with Kitties for Teens and Adults
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join the kittens at the Tiny Lions cat cafe select Thursday afternoons. Each registered  participant will receive a new pack of Crayola colored pencils or a double-sided art marker, plus some fun kitty stickers!  There will be more complex coloring pages available to choose from as well as “reverse coloring pages , ...
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Pets and Pajamas
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
What could be more fun than spending your Friday night with our furry friends at HSHV? This paw-tastic event is appropriate for ages 6 to 11 and includes adoptable animal interaction, a cheese pizza dinner, and an animal-themed movie with popcorn! Children are invited to wear their pajamas, bring a sleeping bag and pil , ...
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Rescue Reading
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Looking for a fun way to have your children practice their reading skills? Join us for HSHV’s Rescue Reading! This program includes time reading to our adoptable animals, a group read-aloud and humane education lesson, and a dog meet-and-greet! This is a drop-off event designed for ages 6-11. For children under , ...
Teen Mewvie Night
7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Youth between the ages of 12-17 are invited to join the felines at Tiny Lions once a month for a special Teen Mewvie Night! Pop and popcorn are included, but you’re also welcome to bring any snacks and drinks of your own choice. While Tiny Lions does have some comfy chairs, we recommend you bring any pillows, sle , ...
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Tiny Tails Story Time
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Do you have a young child who loves animals? Come to Tiny Lions to have a pawsitively fun time! Designed for toddlers age 2-5, Tiny Tails Story Time will keep your tot and you engaged through stories, crafts, finger plays and animal interactions. Due to space limitations, pre-registration is required. Cost:  $10 per ch , ...
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Coloring with Kitties for Families
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join the kittens at the Tiny Lions cat cafe select Thursday afternoons.  There will be more complex coloring pages available for older children and adults to join in the fun. Tickets include coloring pages, art materials, and kitty stickers. , ...
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Cats & Kids
7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Kids and cats: a purrfect pairing! Cats and Kids is a program specifically made for youth ages 6-11 to spend some time with the adoptable cats and kittens at Tiny Lions Lounge and Adoption Center.  Participants will enjoy engaging in arts/crafts, games and other fun activities all while in the company of feline friends , ...
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Little Paws Story Time
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Do you have a young child who loves animals? Then, bring your little ones to HSHV to have a paws-itively fun time! Designed for ages 2-5, Little Paws story time will keep your tot engaged through stories, crafts, finger plays and animal interactions! Each program will include age appropriate stories, a craft, a tour th , ...
Coloring with Kitties for Teens and Adults
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join the kittens at the Tiny Lions cat cafe select Thursday afternoons. Each registered  participant will receive a new pack of Crayola colored pencils or a double-sided art marker, plus some fun kitty stickers!  There will be more complex coloring pages available to choose from as well as “reverse coloring pages , ...
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Tiny Tails Story Time
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Do you have a young child who loves animals? Come to Tiny Lions to have a pawsitively fun time! Designed for toddlers age 2-5, Tiny Tails Story Time will keep your tot and you engaged through stories, crafts, finger plays and animal interactions. Due to space limitations, pre-registration is required. Cost:  $10 per ch , ...
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Little Paws Story Time
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Do you have a young child who loves animals? Then, bring your little ones to HSHV to have a paws-itively fun time! Designed for ages 2-5, Little Paws story time will keep your tot engaged through stories, crafts, finger plays and animal interactions! Each program will include age appropriate stories, a craft, a tour th , ...
Coloring with Kitties for Families
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join the kittens at the Tiny Lions cat cafe select Thursday afternoons.  There will be more complex coloring pages available for older children and adults to join in the fun. Tickets include coloring pages, art materials, and kitty stickers. , ...
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Have questions about a humane education program? Email humaneed@hshv.org.

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