Day: Monday, May 14, 2018Times: 9:00-10:00 am - Arrive at 8:50Location: Willamette Humane Society, 4246 Turner Rd SE, SalemYounger Siblings Allowed? Possibly, if they are able to be calm and quiet around all the animals and during the tour and presentations. Parents may need to take younger siblings outside during the tour or presentations.
At a school tour of WHS, students will learn about what an animal shelter is, and what they do. They'll hear about how they adopt out homeless animals, how they spay and neuter, and how they train dogs. Students will put themselves in the animals' shoes, and think about how they might be feeling when they arrive at a shelter. If the children gather a donation, they will explain to them how it will be used and why it is important. Students will learn how to safely approach an animal, and how to be safe and kind in the kennels. The tour guide leads the group through the dog and cat kennels. There is also sometimes an animal meet-and-greet option, though this depends on the animals they have in their care at the time, and is not always possible. Covers the concepts of Systems, Animal Rights, Change, Training, Volunteering, and Caring.