Humane Education - General Information
What is Humane Education?
“Humane Education” is a special type of instruction that encourages empathy, compassion, and respect for people, animals, and the environment as well as recognizing the connection among these. We believe that introducing Humane Education into a child’s life early and often will help ensure a more kind and compassionate future.
Humane Education Mission Statement
To create a more humane future for our city by teaching responsible and loving pet care and promoting respect and compassion for all living creatures in the hearts and minds of children, teens, and young adults within our community.
What’s better than having fun AND learning? Having fun and learning about animals, of course! Bring your child or teen to Camp Humane at the San Antonio Humane Society to receive his or her unique humane education. Kids will learn about humane living and domestic, wild, and exotic animals through our exciting workshops, presentations, crafts, and hands-on experiences!
**The SAHS Camp Humane Programs are not licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services.**
Want to find out exactly what we do at the San Antonio Humane Society? Our Educational Tours give you the chance to experience the behind-the-scenes work that saves thousands of lives each year. Our tours also provide an introduction to animal care and responsible pet ownership.
Tales for Tails Reading Program
In 2016, the San Antonio Humane Society partnered with Glenoaks Elementary School to create a program for students needing additional reading practice. Throughout the year a humane educator and canine companion visited the school and the students participating in the program took turns reading out loud to this special animal ambassador. Read more about this program.
Birthday parties at the SAHS put on hold due to renovations, and COVID-19.
Girl Scouts’ Brady Badge Days
Bring your Girl Scouts to the San Antonio Humane Society for their own Brady Badge Day! Scouts will learn about basic dog and cat care, the work of the San Antonio Humane Society, and careers in animal care. Everyone will get a tour of the shelter and begin to plan her very own Brady’s Badge Take Action Project!
Humane Education Outreach
Bringing Humane Education into the community is one of our top priorities. During the school year, we take our educational programs to area schools, libraries, and community centers. For more information, please contact our Humane Educators at education@SAhumane.org.