Classroom Programs

The overall mission of the Spartanburg Humane Society is to provide quality care and find homes for lost and unwanted animals while educating the public about responsible pet care.

The Spartanburg Humane Societyís full-service education department was designed to utilize the state standards of the South Carolina Education Department by using animals as a catalyst to encourage learning, teach respect, and broaden participantís sense of compassion. At the Spartanburg Humane Society, we are dedicated to providing young children and youth with tools and strategies for becoming responsible pet owners while simultaneously developing strong character skills.

You can download our list of programs by clicking here (or the image above).

The program list includes a set of standards that are addressed in the program. If you have any questions about any our programs please contact Ingrid Norris our Humane Education Coordinator at

Take a moment to preview our program offerings to see how they can work with your classroom and your students.  We thank you for sharing our program with other educators you know.


 Camp Love-A-Pet

A summer day camp for kids who love animals.  Campers learn about basic dog obedience, pet care, and issues impacting the welfare of animals.  Activities include guest speakers, arts and crafts, field trip, and more!

1 week sessions for grades 3-10

4-H Pet Pals

Clemson Extension 4-H and SHS partner to offer an afterschool program for 5th grade students at interested schools.  Seven to nine monthly sessions focus on shelter pets, pet care, pet health, and responsible pet ownership.  Contact our Humane Education Department if your school is interested in hosting a club.

Attention Community Groups!

We welcome the opportunity to present our programs to community groups, clubs, and libraries.  Educational tours of the Humane Society can also be scheduled for up to 15 visitors at a time.  Contact our Humane Education Department to schedule a visit.


To contact the Humane Education department about any of our classroom programs, call 864-583-4805, ext. 113 or e-mail us your question.