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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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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Woe Book Launch: A Celebration of Cats & Books with Lucy Knisley
7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
We are so excited to announce that the incredible author/illustrator Lucy Knisley will be joining the cats (and humans) at Tiny Lions to celebrate the release of her new book, Woe, a YA graphic novel about the hilarious and dramatic housecat, Linney. Lucy’s collection of cat comics are sure to delight both cat lo , ...
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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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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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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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Mandarin Language Story Time
10:30 am - 11:30 am
欢迎参加我们在Huron valley动物保护协会举办的中文故事时光!我们诚挚邀请2-5岁小朋友和家长们和我们一起听故事,玩游戏,做手工,参观动物救助中心。 Join us for a special story time in Mandarin Chinese at the Humane Society of Huron Valley! We welcome children ages 2-5 and their caregivers to join us on for two stories read in Chinese, play, crafts and a shelter tour.  The event is free, , ...
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Have questions about a humane education program? Email humaneed@hshv.org.

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