The Michigan Humane Society's Humane Education program seeks to develop in young people an awareness of the needs of animals, and thereby increase respect for all animals, as well as the responsibility that humans have in providing appropriate care. In addition, MHS programs include information about safety around animals.
The following age-appropriate presentations are offered, free of charge, to metro Detroit schools. Tours of the three Michigan Humane Society adoption centers, in Detroit, Rochester Hills and Westland, are also available during regular adoption hours.
ANIMAL CARE, COMPASSION AND RESPONSIBILITY
Our core program helps to develop respect and compassion for animals and create an awareness of their needs. Emphasis is placed on proper pet care and a pet owner's responsibility to his or her animals as well as to other animals in the community.
ANIMAL SAFETY AND DOG BITE PREVENTION
Seventy percent of the nation’s 4.5 million annual dog bites happen to children under the age of 15. Animal Safety teaches young people safe behavior when around animals, including the appropriate actions to take when approached by an unknown animal.
Each presentation includes an overview of the Michigan Humane Society.
- MHS Adoption Center Tours, Adult Group Presentations,
Wayne County School Visits & General Program Information:
248-283-1000 - MHS Administrative Office
Due to the high demand for our Humane Education programs in the spring, we encourage the scheduling of fall and winter presentations and adoption center tours!