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Each year hundreds of students receive a wide variety of quality programming delivered by Humane Educators and their companion animals! These programs are offered in the Linn County area for preschools, public and private elementary schools and a variety of community organizations. ​​


Our programs exist to improve the quality of life for animals and humans in our community. While there is no set fee for our programming, we do ask that you consider making a donation. Your contributions allow us to continue these educational efforts.


We want children to feel safe around dogs and cats to encourage them to adopt animals when they are adults. The topics are varied – how to approach a dog owned by another person, when to leave a dog alone and not bother them, how to react if a strange dog approaches them and appears to be angry, and where to pet a dog. We always try to bring a dog to the presentation to allow the children the opportunity to pet a friendly people loving dog.

Pet Safety

Girl Scouts are our number one youth support group. When earning the Pet Badge, we can offer a tour and helpful hints on Pet Care to help the Scouts earn their Pet Badge. We can work with any other group of students or youth groups who want to learn more.

Pet Care

Many schools have groups of students dedicated to helping the community. The goal is to instill the understanding of need to volunteer their time and labor to help a non-profit organization through their life’s journey. Of course, as dogs and cats are our clients, we are a popular choice. We will work with the teacher and students by meeting with them and with working out their plan of action to help the shelter.


Many students have no idea there are employment opportunities with shelter life.We present not only the possibilities but the personal rewards one has helping the animals. We discuss educational requirements needed to handle specific job duties such as Vet Tech or Vet Assistant. We also touch on how these jobs can lead to other opportunities.


On-site tours are scheduled Monday-Wednesday & Friday 12PM-4PM and Saturdays 12PM-3PM. During a tour of the Cedar Valley Humane Society you will be able to learn about our shelter and;/ visit the adoptable cat rooms and dog kennels. Tours last about 30 minutes and are limited to 15 people per tour. 

To schedule a presentation or tour for your school or organization, please complete the Humane Education Request Form. A staff member will reach out within three to five business days to discuss the request.

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