Calling all young animal lovers! The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA (PHS) has officially launched clubs for kids and teens ages 7 to 17. The new Kids for Animals Clubs meet at the PHS campus in Pasadena and offer hands-on learning opportunities with animals.
Each Kids for Animals Club session includes weekly meetings that incorporate an engaging humane education topic and craft or game activity geared towards animals. Club members may also participate in special on- and off-site PHS 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 want to help animals,” said Julie Bank, President/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 program for kids and young adults under 18. Kids for Animals fills a critical need by providing opportunities for kids of all ages to get involved with animals and starts a movement of kids being kind to animals.
Other ways to become a Kid for Animals include attending one of the other shelter activities the Pasadena Humane Society offers for children. There are monthly Animal Adventurer programs from kids 8 to 12, weeklong summer camps for children 9 to 12, and shelter tours and presentations for schools, scouts and other groups.
Registration is now open for all Kids for Animals Clubs. The clubs are divided into three groups to ensure age-appropriate activities. 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 age 15 to 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 through Sunday in the afternoon.
Register and learn more at pasadenahumane.org/kids.