animal shelter camp over spring break

United States
April 4, 2013 3:52pm CST
My oldest has spent the past 4 days at a camp at our local animal shelter. The price was right as the camp was free and it saved me from hearing one more kid moan and groan about being bored. Thus far I can say I'm glad she had the experience and that I didn't walk out with any more critters than we already have *LOL* As there were a few kitties I wouldn't of minded taking home like a pastel tortie... but alas it's not going to happen.
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@katsmeow1213 (28867)
• United States
4 Apr 13
Hope she learned some valuable information about caring for animals. I'd love to sign my kids up for something like that.. it would be great for them to learn something and help a valuable charity at the same time.
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• Canada
4 Apr 13
Very true, I wish my daughters could also attend a camp like that! Learning the importance of shelters and charities would be great for kids to learn at an early age!
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• United States
4 Apr 13
I was excited she got in as it was free thru Boys and Girls club otherwise I could not of afforded such an experience. I don't know how much helping they got to do I know they got to play with some of the animals and walk the dogs on the dog walk. I know her favorite thing was lunch as they provided that too! I did inquire about her volunteering there but you have to be 13 and your parent has to acompany you til you are 16 if you volunteer there. Now in a way I can understand but at the same time why does the parent have to vounteer along with them? As clearly at 13 they can be home alone for some time and I'd hope by that age I'd have better employment and would not be able to volunteer at that point. And at 16 unless she's looking at becoming a vet or a vet tech she'd probably be more interested in looking for a job of her own and getting her license.
• United States
5 Apr 13
She could still volunteer when she's not working if it's important to her. I wish I had done it.
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@ElicBxn (62690)
• United States
4 Apr 13
I've determined that I only rescue those who really need rescuing, like kittens in ditches or thrown out of car windows...
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@ElicBxn (62690)
• United States
5 Apr 13
Heidi - Thrown from a car window.
They at least stopped, and not far from a house, but otherwise out in the middle of nowhere! That's how we got Heidi!
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• United States
5 Apr 13
She's a lovely kitty. Looks to be a teenager?
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• United States
4 Apr 13
Thrown out of car windows!?!?!? I'd like tosay I'm shocked but you never know what people pull.
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• Canada
4 Apr 13
I think that's awesome that she was able to do that! I wish more kids could attend camps like that so that they would learn the importance of shelters!
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• United States
4 Apr 13
We were fortunate that the 15 kid limit wasn't reached and that it was free sponsore by Boys and Girls club otherwise I wouldn't of been able to send her. As the camps they have in summer for a week are wll over the $150 mark. I think she learned alot about the types of animals they have and the care it takes for all of them.
@MoonGypsy (4606)
• United States
5 Apr 13
that was great that you managed to get out of there without adapting anymore pets! lol. your kid let you off easy.
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• United States
5 Apr 13
Yes they did let me off easy. Though as I said if I had the room, money, and patience there were a few lil ones I would of loved to adopt provided I had the money and room and if I can be a snot for a minute they'd take my dog in on trade *LOL*
@jillhill (37356)
• United States
5 Apr 13
That is a wonderful way to expose kids to animals....and a wonderful way for the animals to have some attention! I have never heard of this before..but I think it's a great idea!
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• United States
6 Apr 13
I had not heard of it either. I thought for the price and of course she has an interest in animals it was worth a shot to see if I could get her into the program. Afterall if it wasn't free it would of been atleast $150 as that's what they charge for their summer programs a week.
• Valdosta, Georgia
4 Apr 13
They don't have anything like that here. =( I wish they did because my oldest daughter wants to be a vet when she gets older and I know she would love it! She loves all animals and she is so gentle and good with them. But I am sure if she did something like that she would most definitely try to convince me to get a few more animals! Lol, it wouldn't happen but she would try!
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• United States
5 Apr 13
They tried their best to convince me to so that I could convince their father *LOL*
@dawnald (84852)
• Shingle Springs, California
10 Apr 13
That's a great idea!
@katie0 (5204)
• Japan
8 Apr 13
That's so cute and nice, seems a lot of fun. I'd love to go to a place like that. If i'm ever in the Us and dream of visiting farmsanctuary.org, that place is just amazing.
@ricki_911 (21654)
• Toronto, Ontario
25 Dec 15
Sounds like a fun camp to go too. Plus, you get a vacation as well! They all get education as well which is the best.