Humane Education

Humane Education

The goal of the ARL humane education program is to promote compassion toward animals and humans, pet safety, and responsible pet care. 

Our humane education programs include:

Birthday Parties
Bring out your inner party animal by celebrating your birthday at the ARL!
"My sons and friends really enjoyed having their birthday party at the ARL - and even said it was the best one ever! It was so well organized and the kids said it felt way better to give gifts to the dogs and cats (guests brought pet donations instead of gifts for the birthday boys) rather than getting toys for themselves. The plush pet that was signed by all the guests was such a wonderful keepsake, and was more than enough. As parents, we love that a portion of the fee for the party was a donation to the ARL." - Melissa

Critter Camp
Classrooms around the metro foster many of the ARL's small animals. Students learn the importance of caring for animals like guinea pigs, rabbits and hamsters, and help promote that they are available for adoption.

Shelter Tours
Take a behind the scenes look at the Animal Rescue League with a visit to our ARL Main location for a group tour led by one of our humane educators.

School and Citizenship Projects
Help with school assignments and project ideas to help serve our animals.

Spring Break Workshops
We offer full day programs during spring break in March and your child will enjoy a fun-filled, animal-themed day centered on kindness toward all living things. Programs are for children ages 8-12, and are offered 3 days, each with a different theme. Register for just one day, or for all three!

Summer Rescuers Camp
Summer Rescuers is an animal-themed summer day camp at the Animal Rescue League. Campers entering grades 3rd- 6th spend three days engaging in animal fun! Summer Rescuers will learn about pet care and responsibility, respect for animals and careers with animals while enjoying animal related activities, special guest presentations, animal interactions, crafts, games and more!

Classroom Programs
The ARL has educational programs for daycares, preschools and K-12 classrooms. The primary goal of our programs is to provide engaging content that educates students about issues related to animal safety, pet responsibility, and animal welfare.