Let’s Get Back to Summer Fun!

We’re so excited to announce that Summer Critter Camp at the Houston SPCA will be held in-person from June 7 – August 13, 2021. Right now we are busy planning the 10 week-long day camps that will be an adventure like no other for Campers entering 3rd – 8th grade!
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Join us at the Houston SPCA this summer for week-long adventures including Vet Camp, Animal Rescue and Forensics, and Pet Pals at one of the leading animal rescue and protection organizations in the country.

Give Your Kids the Critter Camp Experience

• Campers will meet some new friends (and maybe see some old ones!).
• Learn something new from real animal experts including veterinarians, veterinary nurses as well as animal cruelty investigators and animal rescue techs as well as wildlife specialists.
• Play indoor and outdoor games like Giant Jenga and Corn Hole or Arena Volleyball.
• Make some cool crafts and treats for themselves and pets in need.
• Multiple interactions with adoptable pets each day.

Critter Camp Scholarships are available NOW for weeks 4 thru 9 (June 28th – August 6th). Please click here to learn if your family may qualify and to register.  If you have any questions, please email education@houstonspca.org.

Humane education is the teaching of respect, kindness and compassion in relation to animal welfare, social justice and environmental issues. It can bring forth the desire and capability to live with compassion, integrity and wisdom, and can give the knowledge and skills to take action in meaningful ways that allow humans to live in a kinder world.

It also teaches people how to properly care for and respect their companion animals, such as cats and dogs, and all forms of animal life. It can be used as a tool to explain the consequences of irresponsible behavior and motivate people to see the importance of living creatures other than ourselves.

If you would like to have the Houston SPCA Humane Education Program visit your classroom, school event or student club, please fill out our Event Request Form!


The Power of Education

More than ever we are realizing the connection between child abuse, animal abuse and violence towards one’s peers. The need to teach kindness and empathy through guided humane education programs, while still connecting with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, is greater than ever. Humane education is the only educational method that recognizes how powerful the connection we have with nonhuman animals is and allows us to use that connection to share our humanity with others.