Kids spend Spring Break with shelter animals

Kids who love animals are spending Spring Break at the Idaho Humane Society this week in Boise. The third annual “Friends for Life” spring break camp is hosting 26 kids, ages 7-14, from different schools to learn how to be a responsible pet owner.

“We are able to teach kids about animal responsibility and safety,” said Nicole Post, education coordinator at the Idaho Humane Society. “They get a fun experience, but still learn during their camp with us.”

The week -long camp provides animal-related education activities and interactions. The camp is part of the Humane Society’s mission to educate the youth about animals and promote humane awareness and compassion.

“If we can catch kids when they are young and how to love pets and harvest that passion, we hope they will carry those skills with them as they get older,” said post. “With younger people understanding animals we hope that will prevent less animals without homes and in the shelter.”

If your kids are animal lovers and want to get involved with camps at the Humane Society visit,


Andrew Reed

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