The educational programs of the Palo Alto Humane Society are based on a simple philosophy that people—especially children—have a natural affinity for animals and a curiosity that needs to be developed and supported in order to evolve into humane behavior. EweTube provides a more in-depth presentation of our philosophy. Click here to visit EweTube.

PAHS’ education programs provide topics for discussion and opportunities to learn about animals and their needs to schools and organizations throughout the Bay Area. PAHS programs are replicable and can be adapted to communities  anywhere in the country according to their special needs.

Please contact us about any of our programs, and become a partner in creating the future of animal compassion.

How You Can Help—Become an Ambassador of Compassion

PAHS welcomes volunteers to help with our programs. If you are an experienced teacher, have a companion animal who would like to be a classroom ambassador, or want to assist in organizing or presenting our programs in some way, just let us know. We welcome your help! Volunteers are invaluable to extending the reach of our educational work. And the programs are fun and gratifying.

To inquire about volunteer opportunities, contact our Education and Community Outreach Manager, Leonor Delgado, at leonor.delgado@paloaltohumane.org or (650) 424-1901.

Animals Everywhere Classroom Presentations
Adoptables Art
Critter Club
Kiddies 2 Kitties
It's a Dog's Day
Internships for Students

PAWS 2 PAHS Community Visits

Volunteers trained in humane issues visit classrooms with their well-behaved and child friendly companion dogs or trained therapy or service animals to connect with young people. Topics of discussion include the responsibility of people to animals, animal care, and ways in which animals work in and help the community. Teams are available also to visit care facilities and community organizations.

Here are our PAWS 2 PAHS canine and feline volunteers

Ani

Ani

Chief

Chief

Cody

Cody

Duncan

Duncan (Emeritus)

Freddie

Freddie (Emeritus)

Jesse

Jesse

Kermit

Kiley

Kimberly

Kimberly

Lallie

Lallie (Emeritus)

Lilly

Maddie

Maddie

Maisie

Max

Max (Emeritus)

Max

Minnie

Quincy

Quincy (Emeritus)

Oakland

Rae (Emeritus)

Rin

Rin

Rookie (Emeritus)

Rookie (Emeritus)

Rory

Rubi

Rubi (Emeritus)

Rudy

Sammie (Emeritus)

Sammie (Emeritus)

Sammie

Shannon

Shannon

Stewie

Sydney

Taro (Emeritus)

Taro (Emeritus)

Toby

Toby (Emeritus)

Wally

Wendell

Wendell

Whitley (Emeritus)

Whitley (Emeritus)

Blondie

Blondie (Emeritus)

Cherubino

Cherubino

Livy (Emeritus)

Livy (Emeritus)

Marlowe

Marlowe

Ricky

Ricky (Emeritus)

Meet The PAHS Humane Education Team

Our Humane Educator and Translator, Leonor Delgado, is an experienced editor and writer of bilingual educational materials at all grade levels as well as a long-term cat rescuer, volunteering in TNR efforts and as a feral colony manager. She offers presentations and discussion sessions in English and Spanish in topics in humane education in school and afterschool settings for students of all ages. She is also responsible for the development of Mow Wow Animals, PAHS’ online teacher tool for grades K–5, and for training educators in the use of the tool. contact

Susan Stienstra-Vance, who coordinates PAHS’ social media and media campaigns, is a licensed humane educator with House Rabbit Society, and in that capacity, has taught children and adults about rabbits and how to care for them. She is also an excellent resource about horses and wildlife.

Patty Hurley, PAHS volunteer, is a special education advocate and consultant who works with families with children in preschool through high school. She provides advice about educational materials and helps coordinate Kiddies 2 Kitties sessions and assists in Critter Club and other kinds of presentations.

Our Puppet Team
Joining Leonor, Susan, and Patty are a cast of puppet characters who, on demand, participate in PAHS special events.

Click on the images below to meet them.

Felicity

Harold

Chuck

Bertha

Henry

Carlotta

Petunia

Hurricane