Kids Care was inspired by children and young adults who have asked the question: "How can we help the animals?"
The resource list below is designed to help kids, parents and teachers find fun and fascinating projects that will nurture and support the desire of young citizens to help pets in need.
Kids, Parents and Teachers: Here are some of the ways that you can get involved and help pets in need.
1. Encourage your families, friends and neighbors to adopt a shelter pet. Create a newsletter, flier or poster about adoptable animals and share it in your community.
2. Help the pets at CHS get adopted more quickly. Share the pets’ photos and information from our website in social media. (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube)
3. Do you suspect that a pet is being abused? Report animal cruelty to your local Animal Control Officer. They have the authority to investigate and help.
4. Raise funds for the pets. Hold a yard sale to benefit the Connecticut Humane Society. Ask parents, siblings, friends and neighbors to donate unwanted items to sell at your yard sale.
5. Open a lemonade stand or organize a car wash to raise funds for the pets. Every dollar helps support CHS.
6. Celebrate your birthday in honor of the pets. Ask your guests to come to your party with a gift for the pets.
7. Organize a collection drive for the shelter pets. Items we need can be found on the Wish List.
8. Help pets stay at home with the families who love them. Organize a collection drive for the Pet Food Pantry.
9. Create and donate homemade items for the pets like cat scratchers, edible chew toys, no-sew bandanas and no-sew pet beds.
10. Save pets’ lives. Make sure you tell everyone about the importance of spay/neuter. By reducing pet overpopulation, lives will be saved.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to organize a service project, raise funds, schedule an off-site lecture or a shelter tour.
Kids Care News Articles:
A Dog is a Kid’s Best Friend
Your Happy and Healthy Rabbit
Cats as Companions
Back to School
Why Spay, Why Neuter?
Be Kind to Animals Week
March - National Nutrition Month
Help your child develop their reading skills and learn all about animal care at the same time. The books below can be found in most bookstores and libraries.
"Buddy Unchained", by Daisy Bix and Joe Hyatt
"May I Pet Your Dog?", by Stephanie Calmenson and Jan Ormerod
"Owney, the Mail-Pouch Pooch", by Mona Kerby and Lynne Barasch
"Lucky Boy", by Susan Boase
"Jasper's Day", by Marjorie Blain Parker
"Because of Winn-Dixie", by Kate DiCamillo
Kids Care Projects:
Fun and educational activities for kids can be found in the links below:
Kids Care Activity Book