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Become a Humane Hero

Become a Humane Hero with the Hand in Paw Kids Club! 

In the Hand in Paw Humane Heroes Academy, we will teach children all about animals. We’ll show them how to help animals in their community by giving them valuable information to share with friends and family!

Humane Heroes Academy will empower youth in our community to be the best animal advocates they can be. At the core of this program is the human-animal bond. This bond is strengthened when children are taught to respect and appreciate animals. Whether your child is a lifelong animal lover or new to animal interactions, this is the activity for them!


The Program:

We achieve our goal in multiple ways. First, HSSA strives to educate our Heroes about the responsibilities of pet ownership as well as the important role these animals play in our lives and community. Second, we want to teach our Heroes the importance of being an advocate and educator within their community of peers, family, and friends.


Topics covered in the Humane Heroes Academy include:

  • Basic animal care

  • Community cats and TNR

  • Animal cruelty prevention

  • Service learning projects to benefit pets in our care

  • Fundraising to benefit pets in the community

  • Proper nutrition and food-related dangers


Upcoming Humane Heroes Academy Events:

Thanks to our generous sponsors Southwest Gas FUEL for LIFE.

Scholarships and financial assistance available for all youth programs.

Please inquire by emailing mkothe@hssaz.org.


Important stuff for grown ups:

The cost is $45 for Hand in Paw Kids Club Members and $55 for non-members. Participants are encouraged to attend all three weeks to receive the full benefit of this program.

*Registration for a single day of the program is not available.

**Pre-registration is required.

For more information or questions, please contact Monica Kothe at mkothe@hssaz.org or call (520) 327-6088 ext. 125.


Where are the HSSA Classrooms?

If you are visiting HSSA's Education Department, you will want to go to the coral Education building.

Location Map - Main Campus Locations - Education