Creating Animal “Tails”

What kind of life did an animal have before arriving as a stray at the Door County Humane Society? Did a dog grow up on dairy farm and become friends with a cow? Did a cat join an owl to sail into Egg Harbor? A new joint program between the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) and Write On, Door County asks those questions of children between ages 5-11.

“Capturing Our Tales” is launching on July 12 from 10:30 am-12 pm at the shelter. The DCHS/Write On, Door County partnership invites kids to be as creative as they like when considering the experiences and adventures an animal may have encountered prior to beginning a new life at the shelter. Volunteers from both organizations will be on hand to give children a tour of the Humane Society, and then turn loose their imaginations to develop their “biographies.” Adults will assist the younger participants in writing what they envision. Crayons, markers, and watercolor paints encourage the kids to illustrate their animal life story. All the bios will be taken home so the child may share the visit with family.

“Capturing Our Tales” will be offered on the second Saturday in July, August, and September (July 12, August 9, and September 13). The cost is $1 or one can of dog or cat food. Group size is limited to 20 children. The DCHS is located at 3475 County Road PD, across from Cherryland Airport. For more information, and to reserve a space, contact DCHS at 920.746.1111 or email [email protected].