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For Parents and Teachers

We believe children and youth have the capacity to make the world a better place for animals and people.  They really are our future, and teaching children humane, compassionate attitudes starts with us.

Certified HSSV education staff develops the lessons and activities you’ll find here, and we hope you’ll use them, adapt them, and give us your feedback.

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Animal Kindness Checklist for parents and teachers
Help your child or student find out the things they can do to show kindness toward pets
Making a New Year’s Resolution for Animals
Four easy steps for making a New Year’s Resolution
Donation drives for families
Families can promote teamwork and citizenship by helping their children set goals to help homeless animals during the winter season
Donation drives for classrooms
A new animal-themed twist on the classic “canned food drive” activity
Kid-friendly Donation Drive Handout
Use this handout to raise awareness about what pets needs while they’re waiting for a home at HSSV
Rat Snuggie Directions
Make snuggies for the rats at our Satellite Adoption Centers