For Kids

Humane Education for Kids

Classroom Programs

Imagine an animal visit to your classroom! Humane Education programs are available free of charge. Topics range from "Play it Safe with Dogs and Cats" to "Sharing Our World with Wildlife." Please schedule your visit two week in advance, since space is limited and our schedule fills up quickly! 

Scout Programs

Our badge programs are available to all scout groups at the shelter. Dates are limited, so please call to schedule at program. Badges cost $3 each and can be substituted for items from our "Needs List."

Puppy Movie Nights

Parents - need a night out? Let Humane Society of Northeast Georgia help! Puppy Movie Nights are great fun for dog and cat-loving, pizza-eating, moving-watching kids! What better way to end the school week than getting cozy with canines, enjoying great G-rated animal movies, making friends with other young animal lovers, and snacking on pizza and popcorn at the HSNEGA? This is a special, fun-filled night for youth and an opportunity for parents to enjoy an evening out by themselves. Puppy Movie Nights are held on select Friday evenings from 5:00PM to 8:00PM and the program is geared towards ages 8 to 12. Program fee is $25, with at $10 sibling discount. Program fee is for one Movie Night only and includes dinner, Pet P.A.L.S. T-Shirt, and all craft fees. Pajamas, sleeping bags, and personal pillows are welcome - please leave your own personal pets at home. We will try our best to accommodate participants with food allergies; however, please let us know in advance if your child has special diet requirements. Call our Education Department at (770) 532-6617 to REGISTER  or REGISTER by email at  kelleyuber@hsnega.org .  **Please Note- Pre-Registration is REQUIRED and this program is subject to cancellation with significant notice if fewer than 10 children are Pre-Registered.**


2013 - 2014 Puppy Movie Night Schedule:

  • Friday, October 25, 2013
  • Friday, December 6, 2013
  • Friday, January 17, 2014

Birthday Party Programs

Birthday Parties 

Come party like an animal at the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia!  Birthday Parties at the HSNEGA include a shelter tour, educational activities, animal-themed crafts, and a visit from a shelter friend. Partcipants may also make a toy for our adoption animals. Parents provide food, cake or treats, and decorations- we provide the fun!

Party programs last one and half hours, requiring adult supervision. Birthday parties are held Saturdays year-round, generally filling up 6-8 weeks in advance. Cost is $150 for fifteen children ages 6 years and up, including goodie bags and a T-shirt for the birthday child, all in a private party setting. All proceeds benefit the animals and services of the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia. Please call our Education Department at (770) 532-6617 or email kelleyuber@hsnega.org well in advance of your child’s birthday for party availability!
 


Humane Birthday Tours

Maybe you cannot enjoy a party at the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia, but that doesn’t mean you’ll miss out on the fun! Have a humane birthday with the animals of the HSNEGA with a 45 minute birthday tour for ages 8 to 14. Birthday tours can be reserved any time during regular adoption hours, and includes a gift for the Birthday child! Please call our Education Department at (770) 532-6617 or email at kelleyuber@hsnega.org for availability.

Sorry parents, our Birthday Party Programs are for people only. Please leave your amazing pets at home!


Pet P.A.L.S. Kids Club

Our Pet P.A.L.S. Club (Preparing Animals for Love and Shelter) is an exciting way for young people to get involved in helping animals. Pet P.A.L.S. Members meet monthly to listen to animal guest speakers, share ideas, get creative with animal crafts, and work with our HSNGA adoption animals. This club is a great way to meet other young people who are interested in animals and learning what they can do to help animals in the future. 

Membership fee is $60 for one quarter, September through December or January through April, $100 for the entire school year, or try one meeting for just $15. Membership includes Pet P.A.L.S. T-Shirt, Membership Certificate, snacks and drinks for each meeting, and all craft fees. Call our Education Department at (770) 532-6617 or by email at kelleyuber@hsnega.org for more information or  click HERE for our 2013-2014 Pet P.A.L.S. Kids Club information. 

There are two different Age Categories for Pet P.A.L.S.
Critter Crew: 8-9 years old
Animal Ambassadors: 10-12 years old 


2013-2014 Pet P.A.L.S. Kids Club Dates: 

Critter Crew (Ages 8-9)  Meets FIRST Friday of the Month FULL
Animal Ambassadors 1    (Ages 10-12)  Meets SECOND Friday of the Month FULL
Animal Ambassadors 2 (Ages 10-12)  Meets FOURTH Friday of the Month 


Pet P.A.L.S. Spring Break Camp


What better way to spend your Spring Break than with the animals of the HSNEGA! Pet P.A.L.S. Spring Break Camp is a wonderful way for kids to learn all about the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia and ways they can help critters of all different shapes and sizes. There will be a variety of humane activities throughout the day including crafts, games, a behind-the-scenes tour and many chances to meet furry, four-legged friends!

Campers’ ages eight to eleven are welcome to join us from 9A.M. to 3P.M. Registration fee is $120 per camper for all three days or $45 for one-day drop ins. Registration fee includes a Pet P.A.L.S. T-shirt, clicker, and craft materials. Please bring a snack, lunch, and drinks daily. Space is limited for this exciting camp! For further information, contact Education Department by email at kelleyuber@hsnega.org or by calling (770) 532-6617 for further information. Payment by cash, check, or credit card is required with registration to reserve your child's place in camp. After registration, you will recieve a confirmation letter, additional Pet P.A.L.S. Camp details, and a health/waiver form to sign and return. 

2014 Pet P.A.L.S. Spring Break Camp
Date Age Time  
Monday 4/7/14-Wednesday 4/9/14 8-11 9A.M. to 3P.M.  


Pet P.A.L.S. Summer Camps

Think you know everything about our Humane Society? It’s time to put your child’s knowledge to the test for a week of fun adventures, while discovering what life is like at the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia. From hands-on experience with our adoption animals, to a crafts and activities that center around animal themes, this camp is perfect for the child that is interested in working with animals. Campers’ ages seven to eleven are welcome to join us from 9A.M. to 3P.M. Registration fee is $150 per camper and includes a Pet P.A.L.S. T-shirt, clicker, and craft materials. Please bring a snack, lunch, and drinks daily. Space is limited for these exciting camps! For further information, contact Education Department by email at kelleyuber@hsnega.org or by calling (770) 532-6617 for further information. Please note: once a camp is listed as FULL, we will no longer accept any more camp registrations, this is to ensure the safety of all our campers. Please submit your registration forms early, Pet P.A.L.S. Summer Camps fill up very quickly!

2014 Pet P.A.L.S. Summer Camps

Date Age Time Cost
Monday 7/7/14-Friday 7/11/14 FULL
7-12 9A.M. to 3P.M. $150
Monday 7/14/14-Friday 7/18/14 FULL 7-12 9A.M. to 3P.M. $150



Summer Camp Registration forms are available ONLINE HERE or you can register your camper in person at the shelter, email, or fax. Payment by cash, check, or credit card is required with registration to reserve your child’s place in camp. After registration, you will receive a confirmation letter, additional Pet P.A.L.S. Camp details, and a health/waiver form to sign and return.


Animal Tales

Join us at the Humane Society for a special story time about animals. This interactive program is geared toward preschool age children and features stories, crafts, animal friends, and more! Every child goes home with a coloring book, bookmark, and a fun pet-related experience. 

Animal Tales take place the second Thursday of the month at 10:30AM. A $2 donation per child is greatly appreciated to support the animals at the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia. Pre-registration is requested, for more details or to pre-register, please call our Education Department at (770) 532-6617 or by email at kelleyuber@hsnega.org


"Be Kind to Animals" Week Annual Art Contest

Kids and young adults, from grades Kindergarten through 12th are invited to join the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia as they celebrate Be Kind to Animals Week. Themes for artwork can range from kindness to animals, pet adoptions, to wildlife conservation, and protecting endangered animals. Deadline for art is April 19, 2013, so go ahead and start thinking about your submission.

All artists who enter will receive a Certificate of Participation, and artists who win will look forward to having their artwork on display at the Humane Society. Print off our Art Contest flyer and see how you can show your support of the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia. Download the 2013 Entry Flyer Here.


Home school Afternoons

What better way to spend the afternoon than learning about and helping the animals of the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia? Home school afternoons are half days of scheduled projects and tours available to home school groups. Kids and their parents or guardians get an inside look at animal welfare in Georgia. This hands-on afternoon is not a drop-in event, so please RSVP to participate. Contact our Education Department by email at kelleyuber@hsnega.org or calling (770) 532-6617.

Recommended Reading

Recommended Books for Young Readers

View a list of recommended reading from the Humane Society or Northeast Georgia for children of all ages!
All Children's Programs Humane Educators are approved by the HSNEGA Board of Directors, certified Georgia educators, background checked and screened, CPR/First Aid certified, and are ready to meet your child with enthusiasm for animals and the learning process!