Humane Education

The Humane Society offers a variety of educational opportunities to learn about animals and help the shelter pets. We aim to help children and adults alike build a sense of kindness, respect and responsibility for all animals and life. Caring for animals fosters self-esteem and confidence, in both two-legged and four-legged participants.  Be inspired to be an animal ambassador at home, in your neighborhood, and in your community.

Critter Camp

We are thrilled to announce that starting in 2021 we are partnering with Missoula Parks & Recreation to offer Critter Camp at Fort Missoula!

This is an exciting partnership that takes advantage of what Parks & Rec does so well - child care, coordination, scheduling, safety, and more -  and combines it with what we do best - animal welfare and humane education. Through this partnership we will be able to offer the Critter Camp curriculum in longer 5 day sessions, to more kids, and now with options to transport all over town, including visits to the shelter.

Registration opens March 7th! Make an account before registration opens and be ready on the 7th because we expect camps to fill quickly!

Click to blue button to read about the available sessions and register.

Register for Parks & Rec Camps

Education Programs

COVID-19 Update: 

We would love to take your group on a virtual tour of the shelter! Email the Community Engagement Coordinator at outreach@myhswm.org to learn more and schedule a virtual tour.

Invite the Humane Society to your classroom

The Humane Society of Western Montana offers a variety of humane education presentations available to clubs, groups and classrooms in Missoula and Lolo . Topics include dog bite prevention, caring for pets, clicker training dogs, and more. The suggested donation is $20/group (not required) or students can coordinate a community service project and donate the proceeds to the shelter. We can also help your group develop a fundraising project.

Humane Society Shelter Tour

Bring your group or class to the shelter for a tour. Go behind the scenes at the Humane Society, get to know some of the shelter animals, and learn about all the Humane Society has to offer the community. Tours can include spending time (or socializing) with cats, training dogs, making cat and dog toys, and more.