Animal Humane Society open housesEver wonder what goes on behind the scenes at the Animal Humane Society? Here's your chance.
By: Special to the Bulletin, Woodbury Bulletin
Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at the Animal Humane Society? Here's your chance.
Join society for open houses at all five of it locations where there will be activities for all ages.
Drop by on Saturday, Jan. 26 from noon to 4 p.m. for facilities tours plus special guests and activities for the whole family.
Featuring local authors and guest experts along with outdoor fun, the open house parties will be held at Buffalo, Coon Rapids, Golden Valley, St. Paul and the Woodbury campuses.
Visitors can learn how investigators pursue animal cruelty cases and rescue operations, see how "Animal Ambassadors" work with therapy dogs and learn about an outdoor sport growing in popularity — skijoring, Nordic skiing behind a dog.
Behavior experts from several animal rescue organizations will give advice on pet dogs, cats, rabbits and birds. For kids, activities include making fleece cat blankets and dog treats, origami, scavenger hunts and jelly bean games. Animal Ambassadors will demonstrate how they work with therapy dogs.
Woodbury open house, 9785 Hudson Road
Kids: Fleece blanket making
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Storyteller/writer Kevin Kling, with his book “The Dog Says How” and Mary Ludington, art photographer with her book “The Nature of Dogs”
Noon to 2 p.m. Meet an Animal Ambassador and learn about therapy dogs
Noon to 4 p.m. Ask the Trainer your dog behavior questions
2:30 p.m. 4-H Rabbit Agility class
Outdoors: Skijoring with dogs demonstration
Golden Valley open house, 845 Meadow Lane North
Kids: Ongoing Fleece cat blanket making and educational talks
1:15 p.m. Pet ownership and care tips
2:15 p.m. All About Animals for kids
3:15 p.m. Animal Communication for kids
Behind-the-scene tours, dog training classes, meet Animal Ambassador and therapy dog
1:30 p.m. Dr. Michael Fox, internationally renowned veterinarian, columnist and lecturer
3 p.m. Storyteller/writer Kevin Kling, with his book “The Dog Says How” along with Mary Ludington, art photographer with her book “The Nature of Dogs”
12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Rabbit Agility demonstrations
1, 2 and 3 p.m. Search and Rescue demonstration
1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Skijoring talk and outdoor demonstration
Buffalo open house, 4375 Highway 55 SE
Kids: Fleece cat blanket making, face painting, scavenger hunt
Indoor: Meet a Humane Investigator, behind-the-scene tours, bake sale and prizes
1 to 3 p.m. Animal Ambassadors with therapy dogs
Outdoor: Search & Rescue demonstrations from noon to 4 p.m.
Coon Rapids open house, 1411 Main Street NW
Kids: Jelly bean game, pet blanket making, origami, dog treat baking, rat races
Indoor: Meet a Humane Investigator and an Animal Ambassador with therapy dog, learn about healing touch for animals, behind-the-scenes tours
Outdoor: Search & Rescue demonstrations
St. Paul open house, 1115 Beulah Lane
Kids: Spin the wheel game with prizes
Indoor: Author Stacey Lewis on massage for dogs, Red Cross demonstration of First Aid for Pets, tours
Outside: Meet a St. Paul Police K-9 unit and learn how a dog sledder works with her dogs
For more information, visit the www.animalhumanesociety.org
or call (763) 432-4843.