Learning, Touring and Fundraising for APS

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In the past month or two, we have had a lot of people showing their support for us! Whether it was a fundraiser outside of APS, or hosting school groups or giving tours at the shelter, people have been wanting to learn and do more for us!

Club Boulevard Elementary School’s Caring Kids club came to APS in February, learned how to approach and interact with dogs, the wide variety of animals that come into the shelter, and even made valentines for the dogs and cats at APS. And a new group of Caring Kids will be back at APS late April!


Fellowship Baptist Academy middle school students visited us later in the month, and went on a tour of the shelter, interacted with one of the APS dogs, and learned fun facts about APS, as well.

Dr. Brian Hare, Co-Director of the Duke Dog Canine Cognition Center, brought a group of students who took a dog behavioral class during their spring break. They were able to practice dog cognition exercises on several of our dogs, and it was a really fun afternoon.


In March, students from Morehead Montessori School held a dog walking fundraiser for APS. Pictured left to right at Lucy, Zoe and Katherin.

We look forward to continuing our outreach in schools and community organizations.

If you are interested in touring Animal Protection Society of Durham with an organization or school group, please contact Shelley Smith, Events and Communications Manager, at 919-560-0640 ext. 235, for more information.