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Spring Break Critter Camp Wrap Up!

Hello to all of the Houston SPCA fans out there!

It has been a little while but we are back in action after a fantastic week of Spring Break Critter Camp. This year our Spring Break Critter Camp focused on learning about animals care, how kids can help out animals shelters, and the importance of giving back to the community. Here are just a few of the fantastic activities our campers participated in…

All of the adorable adoptable animals at the Houston SPCA have their photos taken to be put on the website so prospective new families can check out which animals might be best for their homes. We wanted our animals to look extra-special in their photos so our campers created bowties for them to wear! Here are a few of our Dapper Dogs and Classy Cats:

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To make the bowties, we followed these instructions – they are super easy to do and so much fun!


Our campers also wanted to help our furry friends get adopted into new families extra fast so they decided to make fun bandanas for the animals to wear:


All of our campers this Spring Break wanted our cats and kittens to have their very own blankets to snuggle up with so we learned how to make fleece tie blankets! They were so easy to do and we already have a few cat friends who love their new blankets!


To make these blankets, we just followed these instructions:


During camp we learned how important it is to play with your pets every day to help them build strong muscles, exercise, and stay mentally challenged. To help out the dogs at the Houston SPCA, we made them some really tough rope toys by recycling donated t-shirts! That way we are re-using materials and making something fun and ecologically friendly.

Here’s how we did it:

SPCA TShirt Toy

Our favorite part of camp is definitely playing with the animals and our campers were able to do so with some of our best animal friends:

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Did your camper miss out on the Spring Break Critter Camp experience? Do not worry because Summer Critter Camp registration is now OPEN! To sign up, follow this link: Summer Critter Camp


We hope to see you this summer at the 2014 Houston SPCA Summer Critter Camp!




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