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Make a difference in the lives of animals in our community by getting involved in our programs and events. 

Youth Programs

Humane Education

Humane education reinforces character development skills such as kindness, compassion, empathy and responsibility. From caring for the family pet to taking action to prevent animal suffering, students become active participants in helping animals and others at an early age. Enhancing a student's understanding that animals are living, feeling beings to be treated with respect and compassion is a very important lesson in empathy and respect for others.

The Louisiana SPCA offers a variety of humane education and youth programming opportunities for children of all ages. Find information below on our youth education opportunities with the animals!

Check out our 2019 Kids Activity Guide for a quick overview of our programs.

McDonogh 28 field trip to LASPCA for humane education presentation. puppy playtime.

Youth Programming

After School Programs

Learn about issues affecting animals, create art, and have fun in the process!

After school programming is available for students in grades 2-8.

Animal Advocates

We have many opportunities for students to get involved through fundraisers, DIY Donations, and more adaptable materials.

Birthday Parties

Come and paw-ty with the animals! Host your next birthday at the Louisiana SPCA!

Birthday parties are for kids ages 5 and up.


Our camps give kids an up close and personal experience with the Louisiana SPCA and the animals in our care. With year-round camps available for a wide age range, you're sure to find the right opportunity for your animal-loving child!

Critter Cinema

The best sleepover in town takes place at the Louisiana SPCA! Spend time with animals and enjoy pizza and popcorn while enjoying great animal movies. 

Critter Cinema is geared towards children ages 5-10.

Scout Days

Bring your scout group to participate in our Animal Guardians workshop to earn your Animal Guardians Badge - available exclusively at the Louisiana SPCA. This Girl Scout and Boy Scout badge program is limited to scouts grades 3 and up.

Youth Service Days

Join us for a day of hands-on activities and make an impact on the animals in our care! Designed for kids ages 7-12, our service days are a perfect opportunity for service-learning and for your young ones to start their service experience early.


If you want more information about any of our youth programs contact us at


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