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Humane Education Program



Our Humane and Environmental Education Program has the dual mission of promoting the humane treatment of animals and fostering respect for all life, both animal and human, through education programs.

For over 20 years, we have provided educational presentations about kindness, empathy, animals, and the environment throughout the Charles County Community. Our educators present programs to community members ranging in age from pre-k to senior citizens, encompassing a variety of topics including animal safety, pet care, local wildlife, and environmental issues. Our community outreach continues to engage organizations from public and private schools, scout groups, and senior centers, including activities both at the shelter as well as off-site. Integrating humane education values into the daily lives of our community members is our proactive intention to prevent bullying and abuse in all forms. Providing a child with the opportunity to learn empathy and compassion is the key to helping that child grow into a productive community member.

As the years go by, funding is at an all-time low. We are asking you, our community members and friends, to help by sponsoring our educational programs. It costs approximately $70 a program for our educators to bring a program and a live animal visitor to the community. If you would like to sponsor a program for a specific class or organization, there is a place on the donation form for you to indicate that as well. If you would like to become a much larger sponsor of our program please reach out to our Assistant Director, Charidy Hanson, at

There is nothing in the world like the joy on a child's face as they interact with a live animal. 


Supporting Our Humane Education Program provides:

  • Classrooms with interactive lessons about both companion animals and wildlife
  • Animal-themed events for kids and teens
  • Engaging programs for senior citizens with animal visitors
  • Summer camps and special events for various ages
  • Homeschool programs 
  • Outreach partnered with other community organizations 

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Every time you give to a humane education program, you provide meaningful and impactful experiences to shape the next generation into compassionate and educated community members. If you would like to help your donation go further, consider making a monthly contribution of an amount that makes sense for your family. Recurring donations help us to better plan upcoming opportunities and programs.






Humane Education and live animal interaction promote empathy and kindness.

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

  • 4 Pets' Sake Pet Sitting Services
    4 Pets' Sake Pet Sitting Services
  • Brictoria Cottage Image
    Brictoria Cottage Image
  • Golden Renaissance Jewellers
    Golden Renaissance Jewellers
  • Charles County Sheriff's Office
    Charles County Sheriff's Office
  • Edward L. Sanders Insurance Agency
    Edward L. Sanders Insurance Agency
  • Waldorf Toyota
    Waldorf Toyota
  • Shore United Bank
    Shore United Bank
  • Perfect Pet Resort
    Perfect Pet Resort

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