GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – One afterschool program is going straight to the dogs!
The Wisconsin Humane Society Green Bay Campus is providing some fur therapy for school kids, thanks to its ‘Wednesday Wags’ program.
Each session includes animal interactions, fun games and cool crafts. They’ll have new activities every week so kids can join in once or every time. Health and safety of those attending the program is top priority, and there have been some important changes made to ensure participant safety.
The Humane Society will be limiting enrollment to eight kids to maintain physical distancing. They will also be increasing the amount of cleaning and handwashing before, during, and after the program. All participants and staff are asked to wear masks while inside as well.
“This is one of the ways that we’re offering to interact with the kids,” says Shaina Allen, Marketing Coordinator at the Wisconsin Humane Society Green Bay. “Give them something fun to do, teach them about what we do, show them some animals, help them learn compassion and kindness towards animals and each other. This is just one of those great ways that we’re offering a service to the community in a way to interact with the youth.”
‘Wednesday Wags’ will be taking place every Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at the Green Bay Campus and will be running through January 27. The fee for each night is $25 per child.