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Humane Society: Critter Camp & Microchipping

27 June 2017   Terri Davis
Local shelter hosting camp for young animal lovers

PRESCOTT, Ariz., (June 26, 2017) —Yavapai Humane Society (YHS) is having their second annual Critter Camp this summer to provide humane education to children in Yavapai County. During camp, children of two age groups will be served throughout the week of July 10-14: 7-9 years of age, and 10-13 years of age.

Critter Camp attendees will learn in a hands-on, activity-driven setting about what an animal shelter does and how they can make a difference – encouraging a path of civic responsibility. Campers will also learn about horse, cat, and dog health and safety, an important topic considering 75% of dog bite incidences happen by dogs children know or own. In addition, children will hear from community members including dog trainers, veterinarians, Animal Control Officers, a K-9 unit officer, and an owner of a service animal to understand the human/animal bond and how animals support their neighbors and friends.

YHS believes their team has a unique responsibility to offer Critter Camp to teach our community in order to accomplish the following objectives:

1. teach compassion and kindness to children today, which will make tremendous in-roads to a more compassionate society tomorrow

2. give children facing challenging times the opportunity to connect emotionally with an animal and receive unconditional love

3. strengthen the human-animal bond, which goes a long way in the fight to break the cycle of violence that can be initiated by abuse

Critter Camp is a highly anticipated event in the area. Karen, a mother of a 2016 Critter Camp participant, wrote us to say how treasured her son’s experience at Yavapai Humane Society was, “I just want to let you know that Logan has really enjoyed this week at Critter Camp. Today when we picked him up he said he was sad that it was ending and asked me to email you tell you he wants to keep helping the animals. He sat down next to me after dinner and said that he thinks he might want to be an engineer when he grows up but he also wants to work at the Humane Society. I have not seen him this excited about anything in a while. I just wanted to say thank you for making an impact in the life of my child.”

To sign your child up for this year’s Critter Camp at Yavapai Humane Society stop by the YHS Adoption Center located at 1625 Sundog Ranch Road in Prescott or visit If you would like more information about this year’s Critter Camp or have questions about the camp please email


$10 Microchipping

Get your pet microchipped for $10 (normally $16) just in time for 4th of July!

Pets can show unpredictable behavior when frightened by fireworks, and the natural instinct for a scared animal is to run. This means many pets become lost over Independence Day festivities. Should the worst happen and your pet escapes, having proper identification makes it much easier to reunite them with you. YHS highly encourages the use of microchips.

Yavapai Humane Society is offering $10 microchips with the first 20 microchips FREE on June 30 from 8:00-11:00 am and 1:00-4:00 pm at its Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic (2989 Centerpointe East Drive, Prescott, Ariz. 86301). No appointment is required and no visit fee is charged. Owners must, however, individually register their pet’s microchip with the microchip company and this fee is not included in the $10 special. For more information call 928-771-0547.