For Our Future — Humane Education Inspires Kindness In The Next Generation

Educating younger generations about the importance of caring for animals is extremely important to the VBSPCA. We want to inspire the next generation of animal welfare heroes and show the impact of the work that we do every day.

That is the main mission of the Humane Education department of our organization. Through camps, workshops and other various events, children of all ages can learn more about why we should be kind to all animals. Below are various ways your children can discover the animal welfare world at the VBSPCA.

They can discover our shelter during guided tours. Guided tours are a great way to introduce children to our mission. Children will get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look of what it takes to care for our animals friends. Tours are by appointment only, email humaneeducation@vbspca.com to book one today!

Children are inspired through camps. Our camps offered in the spring and summer give kids a chance to take a closer look into animal welfare and engage in fun activities that are also educational! Campers will hear from guest speakers and will meet many new animal friends during the week-long camps. Click here to learn more.

They learn about compassion through our school programming. Compassion Classroom is a program that teaches great character traits along with humane education. Listening Ears pairs a dog companion with reluctant readers, helping them build self-confidence. We use these unique programs to impact the next generation in our community. Click here for more information.

Responsibility is taught at our workshops. Our Vet For a Day, Junior Training and Kitten Around workshops are hands-on educational experiences that kids love! These single-day workshops are perfect to expose children to various careers within the animal welfare world. Click here to sign your child up today!

Parties celebrate our mission. Birthday parties are great for people of all ages to experience our shelter while also celebrating a life event! Whether it is a birthday, anniversary or other milestone, parties are a fun way to help continue educating our community. Email humaneeducation@vbspca.com to schedule your party today.