Mar 31, 2020
Multiple families and professionals have asked us what activities they and their children can do at home to help the animals. The VHS Humane Education Coordinator has compiled a list of some activities & crafts that kids can do while they are out of school!
Helping Pets Online at Home
Kids' Coloring & Activities
Make "I'm Adopted" cards for the animals' cages. Index-sized, any color, decorated with the words "I'm Adopted" with crayon, marker, or colored pencil + animal-related stickers.
DIY Cardboard Cat Scratcher Instructions
And, perfect for this particular situation: Toilet Paper Tube Bunny Toys!
*If you make crafts for our animals: please disinfect them with Lysol, pack them up, and leave them alone for at least 5 days prior to donating them. We will not be accepting donations until we reopen after the quarantine, so please check our site before donating. This will ensure that no coronavirus pathogens remain on the items, protecting our elderly & immunosuppressed staff & volunteers.*
Reading About Pets
Red Rover's Recommended Reading List
Professional Skills & Activities
The VHS is ALWAYS in need of a variety of pro bono professional services. A few of these can be done from home. Others are outdoor needs at the shelter, where social distancing can be utilized. Some of our current needs:
Contact our Development Team to inquire about professional pro bono opportunities!
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