Junior Volunteer Camp preps tweens to volunteer with pets

Junior Volunteer Camp preps tweens to volunteer with pets
Blair is looking for a home at South Suburban Humane Society. Photo courtesy of South Suburban Humane Society.

Tween animal lovers will be getting some training on being advocates at a very cool camp in Downers Grove this week. West Suburban Humane Society offers their Junior Volunteer Camp aimed at prepping 11 through 13-year-olds hands-on activities and training.

This is the second straight year WSHS has offered the Junior Volunteer Camp and the participants will have a full schedule during the half-day, week long camp. They’ll learn about caring for pets and advocacy. Staff will teach children about cats and dogs with hands-on activities, crafts and games to educate the importance of shelters and shelter animals.

The activities for the week include Pet Care 101, overpopulation charts, dog behavior, cat care and animal playtime. The Puppy Mill Project will also stop by to offer an educational program about puppy mills and their connection to pet stores. The camp is currently full.

The West Suburban Humane Society is located at 1901 West Ogden Avenue in Downers Grove. The organization is dedicated to operating an animal shelter for the purpose of finding safe, permanent, compatible homes through the adoption of rescued cats and dogs. Learn more about the West Suburban Humane Society online or on Facebook.

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