PAWS Academy

At PAWS humane education is about promoting compassion, respect, empathy, and the value of the human-animal bond. Animals become happier and safer and the young people who love them gain new insight into what it means to be human.

PAWS Academy* is perfect for students who want to take a closer look at animal welfare issues currently affecting our shelter and community.  Members learn about the important work we do at Palm Valley Animal Center and at The Laurie P. Andrews PAWS Center while participating in craft and games, service projects and interacting with animals. It’s an insider’s experience they will never forget!

Fall 2017

 Junior PAWS
October 5th & 19th
November 2nd & 16th
December 7th & 21st

Senior PAWS
October 12th & 26th
November 9th & 30th
December 14th

Spring 2018

– coming soon –

Membership per student is $35 per semester and includes: All materials needed for crafts, projects, or activities.

Space is limited, and memberships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. New members are welcome any time!  Please contact our Education Coordinator at education@pvaconline.com to learn how you can register your student today!

*PAWS Academy is not a volunteer program. While some animal time will be included in most meetings, participants should not expect to spend significant time with animals waiting for adoption. Animal time may also include meeting and learning about non-shelter animals, such as service dogs or therapy animals.


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