Calling All Humane Heroes!

The Austin Humane Society’s beloved Summer Kids Series is back in-person for 2022, and this year, we have ten big reasons to celebrate! Our 10th Annual Summer Kids Series, presented by the Turner Family, is officially underway, and will run through August 3rd.

This summer’s sessions will take our Humane Heroes on an epic adventure to learn what it means to care for a pet of their own and explore ways to help animals in need. Each week, kids can participate in a variety of educational activities and earn their Cat Care and Dog Care certificates. We’ll also be featuring interactive sessions with our partners, art projects, story times, yoga, and so much more. This year, we are so excited to bring back our beloved Teddy Bear Surgery (2 sessions) and our Outdoor Movie Night (June 23rd),  sponsored by our friends at Q2, Ultimate Outdoor Entertainment, and XTreme LED Screens. The fun will culminate with our Summer Kids Series Graduation, which will be held at the AHS shelter on August 3rd

Story Time:

If you love animals and you love reading, then you’ll love Story Time! This summer, we’re partnering with Bookspring to bring books about pets to life! Each Story Time session will also include time for our Humane Heroes to write their own stories about pets.

Teddy Bear Surgery:

The all-time family favorite is back! Through Teddy Bear Surgery, your little one and their favorite stuffed animal can step into our world at Austin Humane Society and a real-life animal clinic. Kids are invited to bring their stuffed animals along for a little TLC as our shelter team helps diagnose and then cure what ails them. One visit with our staff and everyone will be feeling better in no time!

Dog Care 101:

Each week in July, AHS team members will host educational sessions on how to care for dogs. Humane Heroes can earn a new badge each week, and once they collect them all, they will be awarded their Dog Care Certificate.

Humane Hero Hour:

Join us for an hour of fun with activities focused on art, education or movement, led by our partners and friends!


Graduation and Field Day

Join us for the culmination of our 2022 Summer Kids Series! Graduation and Field Day will be held at the AHS shelter (124 W. Anderson Lane) on August 3rd from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Join us for fun, games and so much more as we celebration another year of SKS.

Thank you:

A very special thank you to the presenters of our 10th Annual Summer Kids Series, the Turner Family, and supporting sponsors Q2 and H-E-B Helping Here. This would not be possible without you! We’d also like to extend a thank you to our participating partners for making Summer Kids Series an event to remember: