Youth Programs

Youth Programs

Educating the next generation about taking care of animals is important to our mission. We offer a variety of programs for our young people to learn about and interact with our animals.

Is your child 16 or 17-years-old? If so, check out our volunteer opportunities!

Birthday Parties

Come and paw-ty with the animals! Host your next birthday at the Louisiana SPCA’s New Orleans Campus in our large party room. Ideal for ages 5 and older.

Scout Badge Program

Bring your Girl Scout troop or Boy Scout den to earn their Animal Guardians Badge – available exclusively at the Louisiana SPCA! This Girl Scout and Boy Scout badge program is limited to scouts grades 3 and up.

Animal Camps

Our camps give you people an up close and personal experience with the Louisiana SPCA and the animals in our care. With year-round camps available for a wide age range, you’re sure to find the right opportunity for your animal-loving camper!

Humane Education

Humane education reinforces character development skills such as kindness, compassion, empathy and responsibility. From caring for the family pet to taking action to prevent animal suffering, students become active participants in helping animals and others at an early age. Enhancing a student’s understanding that animals are living, feeling beings to be treated with respect and compassion is a very important lesson in empathy and respect for others.

Humane education reinforces character development skills such as kindness, compassion, empathy and responsibility. From caring for the family pet to taking action to prevent animal suffering, students become active participants in helping animals and others at an early age. Enhancing a student’s understanding that animals are living, feeling beings to be treated with respect and compassion is a very important lesson in empathy and respect for others. Educating the next generation about taking care of animals is important to our mission.

Looking for a way to add some fun into your meetings, birthday parties or other gatherings? Let us help with our virtual bark breaks! 

A $50 donation can provide annual vaccinations for a shelter dog