Educational Programs

Humane Education Programs at the Shelter

Loudoun County Animal Services (LCAS) provides a variety of humane education programs for groups of all ages. From Critters and Crafts, to educational workshops and events, there is something for children of all ages to participate in and enjoy. 

Upcoming Programs

Storytime at the Shelter, Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., LCAS, 42225 Adoption Drive, Leesburg, VA 20175

Join us for a story at the shelter. We will read a picture book and learn about animals while also meeting a few of the animals available for adoption. Children of all ages are welcome but those under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Please sign up to reserve your spot - sign up here!


Critters & Crafts, Every 3rd Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., LCAS, 42225 Adoption Drive, Leesburg, VA 20175

Join us for Critters & Crafts! This educational program includes learning about an animal and then making a craft to take home. Children of all ages are welcome but those under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Please sign up to reserve your spot - sign up here!


For in-shelter programs: Vaccinated individuals do not need to wear a mask. Unvaccinated individuals should wear a face covering in all public settings in accordance with Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s Executive Order 79 (PDF) and take precautions in accordance with CDC guidance for unvaccinated people. More information is online here.


Classroom & Afterschool Programs 

School Programs (SOL based)

LCAS offers programs to schools within Loudoun County at no cost. School programs are available for all grades and needs. Humane educators focus on meeting Virginia Standards of Learning with all programs. Educators are also able to bring animals to certain programs, if an appropriate animal is available and the school allows it.

Teachers or administrators interested in a humane education program at their school should fill out a Humane Education Request Form and return it to the Humane Education Coordinator.

After School Programs

In addition to classroom programs, LCAS offers humane education programs to groups and clubs outside of school. This includes, CASA, YAS, Girl Scouts, BSA and other independent groups. These programs are for all ages and led by a humane educator.

Group leaders interested in a humane education program for their group or club should fill out a Humane Education Request Form and return it to the Humane Education Coordinator.

For More Information

For additional educational program information, please call 703-777-0406 or email the LCAS Humane Education Coordinator.