Youth Education

Small Creatures Making Mighty Impacts

Programs for Kids

The Humane Society for Hamilton County is invested in inspiring the next generation of animal lovers to become advocates for the pets in our community. We proudly offer a variety of educational programs and volunteer opportunities for every age to cultivate compassion among every learner.

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    Classroom Curriculum

    Our classroom programs provide age appropriate lessons which include a wide range of topics and live animal interaction.  School programs meet Indiana K-12 Academic Standards and can be customized to fit your current classroom topic or specific learning objectives.

    Lesson Topics

    • Responsible Pet Ownership
    • Pet Safety
    • Dogs with Jobs
    • Pet Overpopulation

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    Scout Programs & Projects

    Learn how the Humane Society for Hamilton County cares for our various animals and explore animal welfare topics such as pet overpopulation, responsible pet ownership, breed stereotypes, and pet safety. On the day of the program, scouts will participate in a tour of the facility and meet one of our animal ambassadors.

    Scout Programs will be facilitated via video calls until further notice due to COVID-19.

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    Youth Fundraisers

    Fundraising Ideas

    • Penny Wars
    • Artwork
    • Donation Drive

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    Kids' Corner

    Young animal advocates can make an impact from home. Creating an enrichment craft,  baking dog treats or coloring a picture of one of our adoptable animals is a fun way to learn how to be a great future pet owner. Kids can share their creations on social media (with parents’ permission, of course) and help bring awareness to our life-saving missing using #HamiltonHumane.

Project Ideas