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Humane Education

Our Humane Education program seeks to promote respect, empathy, and compassion for animals and educate people of all ages about animal homelessness, shelters, adoptions, and the proper care of domestic dogs and cats.

Humane Education program offerings include:

School/Youth Group Presentations
Customized presentations for schools, churches, clubs, libraries and other organizations serving youth.

Shelter Tours
Facility tours for scouts and other groups. Tours include an opportunity to learn about what we do, an overview of how we operate, and a visit with some of our animals.

Programs for Youth
After school, break, holiday, and summer programs.

Programs for Adults
Customized presentations and educational programs for adults.

Party Pals and Fundraisers
Support the shelter with themed birthday parties and other fundraisers for children or adults.


For more information, contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 630-960-9600, ext. 24.



Donate to WSHS

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In addition to monetary donations, we are always grateful for non-monetary donations. Click here to find a list of accepted items we would greatly appreciate receiving.