Program Detail

Houston Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals (Houston Spca)

900 Portway Drive   Houston, TX 77024-8022

Mailing Address

713-869-7722 Main
713-869-7722 Emergency - After hours
713-869-5857 Fax


SERVICE PHONE:713-869-7722 ext. 140 Main

DESCRIPTION:The Houston SPCA’s Humane Education Department offers a range of age-appropriate activities for children from 2nd grade through 12th grade, with in-school animal welfare lessons and discussions, Critter Camp and the “Paw Pals” Girl Scout Patch Program. Offered twelve weeks throughout the year, Critter Camp is an unforgettable week long day camp experience that offers children a chance to learn about animals, the environment, pet ownership and future animal-related careers through fun and creative activities and hands-on interaction with animals.

Aside from a nominal fee for Critter Camp enrollment, all of the Houston SPCA Humane Education programs are offered as a free service to the community, so that children can access quality, age-appropriate humane education regardless of their economic status. Our programs are engaging, hands-on and easily adaptable, so that we can provide services to a wide and diverse range of children, including those with physical and mental disabilities.

FEES:In-school events, shelter tours and Girl Scout activities are offered free of charge;There is a nominal fee for Critter Camp, which can be located on our website. There is a small fee for purchasing the corresponding patch for the Girl Scout program. Call the Houston SPCA for more information.

ELIGIBILITY:For shelter tours or in-school presentations, we request a minimum age of 5; Critter Camp is offered for children between between grades 2 through 8.

HOURS:Critter Camp hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Limited after-care is available.


AREA SERVED:Houston and the Greater Houston Area.


  • Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education for Animal/Pet Issues

LANGUAGES:Spanish, American Sign Language

SITE HOURS:Mon - Fri 11:00am - 7:00pm; Sat - Sun 10:00am - 6:00pm

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