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.

Here are Some Ways You Can Receive Your Humane Education!

Camp Humane
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!

Educational Tours

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.

Birthday Parties

Bring your special birthday boy or girl and up to 15 of their friends to celebrate with the animals while helping a great cause. We offer two exciting birthday packages!

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 the Humane Educator, Sara Phippen, at

Veterinary Training

The San Antonio Humane Society offers externships, internships, and advanced training for students and veterinarians. For more information, click here or call us at (210) 226-7461.

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