COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMS
Our Kid’s Club held the first Saturday of the month is open to all kids ages 6-12. Participants will take part in a craft/activity, educational presentation, and plenty of kitty cuddles. A snack will be provided. Parents are welcome to stay or drop off. For more information and to register, email Ashley Davis. Registration Fee $20. (Sibling discounts available.) The next club meeting will be held on Saturday, February 3rd.
Purrs for Autism
The Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter has partnered with the Autism Society of Southern Arizona to create this unique program. Purrs for Autism is for children and youth with autism ages 5-18; it promotes therapeutic and educational interaction with healthy, sociable cats from The Hermitage Cat Shelter.
Participants socialize and cuddle with the kitties; and have access to quiet and calm activities (coloring, puzzles, and books.)
Purrs for Autism is held every Tuesday 3:30PM-4:30PM at Workability offices located at 601 N Craycroft Rd. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Siblings are welcome!
To register or for more information, email our Community Outreach Coordinator, Ashley or call 520.571.7839.
What better way to teach your students about animals and pet care than to have a Hermitage staff member and kitty visit your classroom? We’ll talk to your students about our shelter, our cats, and responsible pet care, and we’ll bring along a fuzzy friend to cuddle.
No pets allowed? Not a problem! We can leave the kitties behind and share pictures instead!
Kipi’s Korner is our children’s literacy program. Although aimed at school-aged children, all are welcome to come in, grab a book, and read to the kitties. Our shelter provides a relaxing environment where kids can sharpen their reading skills in front of a safe, attentive audience (the kitties!)
For more information on any of our programs, contact us @ 520.571.7839.