Kids 4 Paws
Through our Kind Kids program, children of any age learn humane treatment and care of animals, and kindness and compassion.
Kind News is an eight-page, bimonthly magazine for elementary-school age children. The theme of Kind News is kindness to people and animals and respect for natural habitats. The magazine’s emphasis on values, such as fairness, compassion, and respect, encourages good character in children, and its colorful design, simple vocabulary, and engaging subject matter help get children into the reading habit.
The magazine is available in three reading levels:
Click here for Kind News samples.
|Thank you Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky for making Kind News subscriptions available to our Scott County Classrooms for 2012-2013!|
|Are you a teacher wanting to sign your classroom up to receive a free subscription of Kind News?
Kind Kids 4 Paws Visits
Schedule a humane educator with Scott County Humane Society to visit your classroom and provide an interactive experience with a dog and/or cat, and talk with your class about caring for animals, proper handling and safety, and animal welfare in their community. Click here to schedule.
SCHS Kind Kids Art Contest and downloadable coloring pages – Coming soon!
Fundraising is FUN!
Become a Silver Paws Member of Scott County Humane Society!
You, or your whole family, can be a member of Scott County Humane Society and we will send you a membership card, and email you our Purrs and Woofs weekly. In Purrs and Woofs, you can find out which SCHS foster animals got adopted, what events are coming up, and you can read about pets in the news and learn more about pets too! Click here for SCHS Membership information.
Eight things you can do today for your pet!
- Ask your parents if your pet is spayed or neutered! A spayed or neutered pet is a happier and healthier pet!
- Get an I.D. tag for your dog or cat. This tag will have your pet's name, your name, your address, your phone number, and possibly your veterinarian's phone number on it. That way, if your pet ever gets lost, someone can contact you, and you and your pet can be reunited. A pet without an I.D. tag may never find its way home, and if someone finds it, it can't tell them where it lives! You can purchase a cool pet tag for $5.00 from Scott County Humane Society so your pet has one, and every dollar goes to help the animals in our care.
- Feed your pet the proper food. Dog food for dogs, cat food for cats, puppy food for puppies...you get the idea! Pets should not eat "people food" unless it is recommended by your pet's veterinarian.
- Go to the library and read books about your pet. You can learn all sorts of things about how to train your pet, how to care for your pet, and how to have fun with your pet!
- Make sure your pet has access to fresh, clean water at all times, especially when the weather is hot! Since pets do not sweat, they can overheat quickly and possibly die. Change your pets' water at least every 12 hours.
- If it is bad weather outside and you do not want to be outside, your pet does not want to be either! Be sure you bring your pet inside so they can be safe and comfortable.
- Exercise your dog or cat EVERY day! It is good for you AND your pet. Play ball with your dog and drag toys for your cat to chase and pounce on. The more time you spend with your pet, the happier he will be!
- Clean up after your pet. No one wants a smelly house or to step in dog poop! Cat litter boxes should be scooped twice a day (before school and before bedtime are good times to do this). Dog poop should be picked up in plastic bag right after your pet goes to the bathroom. Make sure you always take a few bags with when you walk your dog so you can clean up right away!
Games and Fun!
Travel to the ASPCA and have laugh, have fun and learn with animal friendly games, cartoons and videos! Click here to travel there now.
Humane Teens - Coming soon!