Helping Children

We love animals and most kids do to. Sometimes interacting with animals – and hearing their stories – can help children interact with others in their world.

Abused and At-Risk Children and Teens

Our rescued animals are usually abandoned or neglected, often with a history of abuse. We believe that our animals are especially easy for abused and at-risk kids to identify with. Our animals each have a story of overcoming struggles and surviving in their world. Seeing that animals are safe and having a chance to know and love them, help some children relate, open up, talk about their situation, and start to feel safe again. Hearing the stories of these animals show children that they too can overcome obstacles, surviving abuse and neglect. Contact us to arrange a tour for your group.

Special Needs Children

Many of our animals have special needs too! Animals provide an unconditional love and kindness that benefits special needs children. This is often the first opportunity for these children to touch, pet, or feed an animal. Contact us to arrange a tour for your group.

School Field Trips

Our animals provide a great education experience for children of all ages. Telling our animals stories teach children that all creatures need food, water, shelter, and love – and that all creatures can overcome obstacles. The kids see the animals up close, touching and petting them, learning about their life in the Animal Friends Sancutary. Contact us to arrange a tour for your class.