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Animal Services Education

Due to staffing issues, the Aurora Animal Shelter will not be available for educational engagements until October 2022. If you have any inquiries or interest in education events after this timeframe you can reach out to [email protected] - thank you for your understanding.


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Utilizing education to help enhance the animal bond is an integral element of the mission of the Aurora Animal Shelter. Our organization believes that education regarding animal welfare and care should be accessible to all ages. While financial donations to our organization are always appreciated, Aurora Animal Shelter's education services are offered free of charge. It should be noted that direct interaction with animals should not be an expected part of any humane education engagement and cannot be guaranteed. 


For Youth

These presentations focus on a range of topics regarding animals. Depending on the details of the engagement, lessons can incorporate learning opportunities as well as projects and games. All topics can be tailored based on the age range and size of group. Aurora Animal Shelter is happy to cover as many topics as preferred, time allowing. Presentations can generally be tailored to fit desired time length.

Topics: Animal Care, Safety around Animals, Animal Shelters: What Do They Do?, Careers in Animal Welfare, Digging Deeper into Dogs, Curiosity about Cats, Pet Population, Learn to Speak to Your Pets.

Disclaimer: some topics and presentations may be best suited to older ager groups.

For more information about any presentations, or to discuss potentially arranging one, please reach out to the the Community Outreach Coordinator at [email protected].


There are a wide variety of ways to engage with the Aurora Animal Shelter outside of these previously outlined presentations. Aurora Animal Shelter is happy to work with groups or organizations to accommodate a variety of types of educational request. We are happy to work with groups on projects for the shelter, to work with outside of school programs for reoccurring engagements, and many others! These programs can be tailored to individuals of a variety of ages, as well as across the spectrum of abilities.

Please reach out to the Community Outreach Coordinator at [email protected] to discuss what sort of engagement you are hoping for. Many of our above topics can be incorporated into these engagements, as well as a variety of different games, projects and exercises. Aurora Animal Shelter loves to support the work of local organizations and educational institutions through these engagements as well.


Interested in having a group come to the shelter instead? The Aurora Animal Shelter is happy to offer tours of its facility along with an educational presentation to provide context to our work. These tours can be tailored to adult groups, classes, scout troops, etc. Tour groups can accommodate up to 20 individuals. Please be aware that we cannot guarantee an opportunity to directly interact with an animal. For more information please contact our Community Outreach Coordinator at 303.326.8390 or at [email protected].


It is important to educate yourself about how to plan for your pets in case of an emergency. The Plan for Pets Brochure is a useful tool in helping to keep you and your pets safe in the event of an emergency. (Disponible en español)
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