COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMS
The Hermitage now offers children’s Cat Camp. The program is designed for children ages 6-12 and serves to educate them to properly care for their feline friends. The curriculum includes instruction on feeding, health, first aid and maintenance of their pet.
Week 0ne: June 5 thru June 9 – ages 6-9 years old
Week Two: June 12 thru June 16 – ages 10-12 years old
Week Three: July 10 thru July 14 – ages 6-9 years old
Week Four: July 17 thru July 21 – ages 10-12 years old
**No Camp Week of July 4
Cost: $200/week per child
Schedule: Monday thru Friday 10AM to 3PM
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.
Trap, Neuter, Return Class – TBA (1 hour class)
Pima County has a very high stray & feral cat population. Learn how YOU can be part of the solution! Learn all you need to know to help control the cat population in Pima County! Classes are $10 each.