Kids Can Help
Are you a student, scout group or classroom looking for ways to help animals? There are many ways to help animals at the Wisconsin Humane Society and in our community.
Why should I help?
Because the animals need you!
The Wisconsin Humane Society provides lifesaving medical treatment to 20,000 animals each year. We help rescue and rehome animals who have been hurt, injured, abused or abandoned. You can make a difference for animals in our community, starting today!
How Can I Help?
You and your friends can accomplish a great deal with little expense, and have fun in the process! From bake sales, to lemonade stands, to themed Wish List drives, there are dozens of ways you can put your creativity to work for animals.
How Do I Get Started?
Download our Student Service Projects brochure to discover cool projects individual students or groups can plan – and have fun doing – to help animals in our care.
Calling all teens!
The Wisconsin Humane Society Milwaukee Campus hosts Service Saturdays for young people ages 12 to 18! Participants assist with hands-on service projects such as creating enrichment toys for the animals, helping to keep the shelter grounds looking their best, and more. Service Saturdays can help fulfill school or club community service requirements, as well. Each three-hour session includes a tour of the shelter, a chance to meet an animal, and a snack. This school year, Service Saturdays will be held on November 3 (2018), March 9 (2019), and June 1 (2019). Click on a date to learn more and sign up!
Crafts for Critters
Use your creative side to create toys or beds for companion animals. Make fleece blankets or plush toys for the cats and dogs at the Wisconsin Humane Society. Make cat charmers and sell them at a craft sale, school function or rummage sale and donate the proceeds to the Wisconsin Humane Society. There are all sorts of crafty ways that you can help animals!
Spread the Word
Consider doing your next research paper, speech in class or article in your school newspaper about an animal-related topic.
There are many animal welfare issues that deserve discussion such as spay/neuter, responsible animal care, humane treatment of wildlife, wildlife habitat and treating all animals with respect and kindness. There are lots of books, websites and magazines devoted to the subject. You can get information at your local library. Ask your local librarian to set up a display of animal-related books and magazines so other kids can read about them as well.
Hold a Themed Wish List Drive!
- Fido’s Favorites
Dog treats, toys and training supplies
- A Helping Hand
Items to benefit the Furry Friends Food Program
- Kitty Catering
Cat treats, toys and supplies
- The Pampered Pooch
Grooming and bath supplies
- Pint Size Provisions
Small animal supplies for rabbits, guinea pigs and other petite pals
- Rocky’s Rations
Supplies for the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
- Ultimate Office
Supplies to benefit shelter operations and adoptions