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Kids learn how to handle, care for animals at summer camp

The Mohawk Hudson Humane Society is holding its first ever Animal Learning Lab.

The learning lab is a weeklong interactive camp for kids ages seven through 12. But they aren’t just learning about the cats and dogs at the humane society. They’re also getting educated about wildlife, farm animals and service dogs.

School may be out for the summer, but who could resist a class with a bunch of four legged friends. Definitely not the kids.

“This kitten here didn’t have a mom,” Connor Kady, 10, said.

Kady already has three cats and a dog at home, but this week, he’s getting to learn fun new facts about his furry friends.

The weeklong day camp is meant to teach the kids about compassion, kindness, and the impact humans have on animals.

“How to properly greet a dog that’s not yours; not yelling, not running around.”

As little hands greeted a tiny kitten, their faces lit up.

“To see that in their eyes, it’s great.”

And kids like Camden Allen got a few ideas.

“Yeah, I might wanna get a ferret next week,” he said. “We’re getting a dog.”

In the meantime, the camp is helping them learn what it takes to care for one.

“I wanted to come because I get to see animals and play with animals.”

Visit the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society’s website to LEARN MORE.


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