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Caring Kids Special Winter Events

In tandem with D.C. Public Schools February mid-winter break, the Humane Rescue Alliance is offering two special days, specifically for students who care about animals. These day- long events will provide opportunities for middle and high school students to spend a day at HRA participating in activities designed especially for them. 

We are excited to invite high school students to participate in our first-ever Veterinary Medicine Exploration Day. Area veterinarians will discuss their jobs working with small and exotic animals, emergency medicine, and shelter medicine. Additionally, the doctors will address topics such as preparing for college, applying to veterinary school, and the many career paths that someone with a veterinary degree may take. Bring your questions, concerns, and enthusiasm for exploring an exciting (and competitive) career in veterinary medicine.

The Day of Dogs (and a few cats, too) event provides middle school students with an opportunity to surround themselves with dogs, while learning what they can do to make the world a better place for animals. Fifth, sixth, and seventh graders will meet shelter alumni, partake in a mini-dog training exercise, and watch the popular “dancing dogs” performance. In addition, participants will make toys for shelter animals, create a long list of names to be used for future shelter animals, and explore other ways that they can help HRA help the animals.

Middle School: Day of Dogs

Thursday, February 21
Registration Open

Day-Long Veterinary Medicine Careers Exploration for High School Students

Friday, February 22
Registration Open


Spring Break Caring Kids Camp: Grades 5, 6, and 7

April 15-19, 2019
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Everyone has a story to tell - Animal Tales introduces fifth, sixth, and seventh graders to companion animals and their stories. Campers will be meet animals awaiting adoption, HRA alumni, and other guests. Campers will promote shelter animals’ stories and delight in the happy endings told by many of the visitors!

Campers will make toys for shelter animals, create animal care budgets, promote adoptions, develop a long list of names to be used for future shelter animals, and explore other ways to help HRA help the animals. The week is designed for kids who care about animals and are eager to make the world better for them.

Registration Open

Caring Kids Summer Camps

Check back in February 2019 for spring break and summer camp offerings.

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