Growing in Empathy

Teaching children compassion through hands-on animal rescue, veterinary medicine, and rehabilitation

Girl and Dog
Boy and Dog

A Unique, Hands-on Animal Care Opportunity for Children

We’ve paired up animal rescue, care, and rehabilitation with transformative education for children. The result is simple: Compassion is instilled as animals’ lives are restored. We hope you’ll join us at Kind In The Making!

Girl and Cat

Every year in the United States, there are 6,000 documented cases of animal abuse and approximately 3.5 million animals are euthanized in shelters.

That’s one perfectly healthy, adoptable animal every 9 seconds.

Dog fighting is still a major problem, killing more than 10,000 dogs annually and over 115 million animals are killed in laboratory experiments worldwide.

All of these numbers stem from one problem: A lack of compassion. And that one problem stems from one root cause: A lack of humane education for children. Humane education enables children to grow up to be compassionate, kind, and ethical adults.

The majority of schools in the U.S. have a primary focus on main academic content and very little concentration on nurturing compassion and creating respect for animals, each other, and our planet. In the U.S., only 9 states actually have laws that require Humane/Empathy Education be taught in the public school system. The issue with these requirements, however, is that they do not come close to offering the level of in-depth and hands-on education that impacts a child’s mind and emotions, creating a lifelong development of compassion and the desire to take action.

The only way to create a compassionate adult is to instill that quality as a child. Plain and simple, compassion is taught. We are all born with the capacity for compassion but it needs to be nurtured and guided.

Therefore, Kind In The Making intends to teach compassion to as many children as possible. With a hands-on and honest journey through animal rescue and rehabilitation, children learn empathy and understanding, critical thinking, and confidence that will stay with them for a lifetime.

child with cat in animal rescue

Serving Preschool and Elementary Aged Children

Jump into a great opportunity for your kids!

Get Involved!

Children join Kind In The Making to participate in real animal rescue and rehabilitation. They learn alongside trained veterinarians and dedicated educators.

Preschool Partnerships

Partnering with local preschools to offer hands on animal care.

After School Care

A K-5th grade opportunity for students to dive deeper into animal rehabilitation and care.


We’re always looking for dedicated high school and adult volunteers at Kind In The Making.


Adopt a lovingly rehabilitated animal family member from Kind In The Making.

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