spcaLA: Friends for Life

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles, since 1877

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Mar 23–Mar 29

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Humane Education

spcaLA’s Friends for Life Camp™

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Rosco gets a lot of love and attention

Thank you for your interest in the spcaLA’s Friends for Life Camp™! The spcaLA Humane Education department currently offers camp during the summers. Our camps are a week long and filled with animal-related activities. Campers learn the basics of pet care, respect for all animals, and the beginnings of both dog and cat training—all while having fun with friends! Kids participate in animal related games, activities and crafts, learn from guest speakers, see dog training demos, and experience hands-on obedience and agility training with the shelter dogs.*


P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center
7700 East Spring Street
Long Beach, CA 90815

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Donate needed items to enrich the camp experience.

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Camp Questionnaires

In the past, sharing your experiences has helped us improve camp year after year. We look forward to hearing what you have to say this year! Click on the appropriate link below to fill out the survey online. All responses will go directly to the Humane Education department. If you do not wish to submit your answers online, please print the document and return to:

Attn: Melanie Wagner
12910 Yukon Avenue
Hawthorne, CA 90250

Thank you for your continued support!

* Please note that attending this camp means that your child will work hands-on with animals. Although we take every precaution necessary to ensure your child’s safety there is still an inherent risk that accompanies working with animals. These risks include but are not limited to: bodily injury, illness/parasites, unforeseen allergies, etc. Upon registration you will be asked to sign a waiver indicating that you accept and understand these risks.