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Humane Education

Fun and Educational Opportunities for Kids!


Humane education for kids

From the shelter to the classroom, the Kentucky Humane Society offers many exciting opportunities for children! We’re making Louisville and surrounding areas a better place for our kids, cats and canines alike.



Classroom Presentations

KHS brings humane education to the classroom! Our programs teach children how to be animal ambassadors through lessons on pet care, responsibility and safety. Taught by our Community Outreach Manager (and former teacher), presentations can be customized to meet curriculum goals and core content guidelines. The following presentations are available mid-August to mid-May.

  • The Pet Suitcase (K-5) - A fun, interactive learning experience that teaches students about responsible pet care.
  • Dog Safety (K-5) - Students learn how to safely meet and interact with dogs in a variety of situations. Students will practice their new skills with KHS ambassador dog, Lulu.
  • A Shelter Tail (3-12) - An engaging PowerPoint presentation that introduces students to the Kentucky Humane Society's Mission and ways they can help all companion animals. This program is a great way to jump start a service learning project!
  • Animal-Related Careers (K-12) - Students learn about a variety of careers that work with or benefit animals.

All presentations are only $25 or a collection of items from our wish list. Presentations last 30 to 60 minutes and include a visit from a furry friend. Please note that school visits are limited to Jefferson County only.

For more information or to schedule a visit, call Community Outreach Manager. 502-515-3149.

Shelter Tours

The Kentucky Humane Society offers guided tours where participants can learn about our mission, the animals in our care, and the services we provide to shelter animals and the community. Please be advised that KHS is a temporary home to shelter animals that have not had any therapy training. In that regard, KHS tours are educational in nature and are not intended to be a therapeutic experience for tour participants.

Tours are offered Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Main Campus only. Advanced reservations are required.

Cost: $1 per person ($10 minimum)
Length of tour: 30 to 45 minutes
Group size (including all adults/chaperones): 5 to 15 people*
Minimum age: Participants must be at least 5 years old

For more information or to book a tour, please call our Community Outreach Manager at (502) 515-3149 or email

Summer Camp for Kids

Learn more about our summer camp program for kids, with weeklong camps offered weekly June through August.

Check back in February 2016 for new summer dates!