Fostering empathy and kindness in children and teens by encouraging and recognizing compassionate and courageous acts that help all species of animals; and offering complimentary, interactive, humane education programs highlighting stories of the rescue and aid of animals in need.

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“I was an animal hero kid at 3 years old when I felt that animals had the right to live free of harm and suffering. It is vital to foster empathy and critical thinking in youth which leads to compassionate actions, and ultimately, a more peaceful world for all.” 

Joaquin Phoenix

Activist, Actor

Susan Hargreaves

Animal Hero Kids Founder, Author, Humane Educator, Animal Activist
since 1980

Animal Hero Kids is an all-volunteer kindness education charity empowering youth to compassionate action via free school presentations highlighting stories of animal rescue and advocacy and action for other animals.

“Animal Hero Kids Rock! It doesn’t matter how young or old you are, the good news is you can all help animals in need.” 

Paul McCartney

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Did You Say #Vegan MacnCheeze?

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COVID-19 Answer

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Who Knew Mother Nature is Still Here?

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“Susans’ skill and ingenuity as a humane educator are vitally needed… It is precisely the type of outstanding educational programs that Susan creates that greatly benefits any community.” 

Jane Goodall

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