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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.

Do you want to join Animal Hero Kids?

Become a volunteer to find out how to join us in our mission of making the world a kinder place for all.

Please, join us and support us, we are all volunteers and wish to continue to grow and rock the mission of animal hero kids!

COVID-19 Answer by Animal Hero Kids

Animal Hero Kids and founder Susan Hargreaves and Veg educator friends have the answer for preventing super viruses.

Why Animal Hero Kids Founder, Susan Hargreaves, created Animal Hero Kids

Calling All Young Animal Advocates!

October is World Animal Hero Kids Month! Discover 10 ways you can participate globally. #animalherokidsmonth

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New Updated “Animal Hero Kids Voices for the Voiceless “ book

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Do you need a little hope? Do you need a little heartwarming?

The hundreds of stories of animal rescue and advocacy by youth are perfect to empower and guide people to be animal heroes for all species.

Order Your Copy! 

The 2020 goal is to gift an #animalherokidsbook to every school library after each, free Animal Hero Kids Kindness Education presentation. Support this goal by asking ellen to help.  We would love to get all of the Animal Hero Kids in the book and Susan Hargreaves on ellen and show the world how easy it is to be an animal hero to all species of animals.

Join Us for the Animal Hero Kids Unite Tour!


The Animal Hero Kids Unite Tour is coming to a city near you. Discover ways to participate. 

2020 Animal Hero Kids Wish!


It’s the start of a brand new decade! Animal Hero Kids from around the globe including Brazil and Canada, have their eyes set on the prize for 2020, a prize that’s a win-win for all!

2020 – A Year of More Kind Actions

2020 Goals AHK

Animal Hero Kids founder, Susan Hargreaves, writes a monthly article for the Happy Herald, which has a readership of 250,000. Susan reflects back on the awesome year of 2019 and marvels at the milestones and even more first’s’ in her 40 years of dedicated work fighting for all species of animals. January 2020 article.


What is Animal Hero kids, really?

Have you ever felt alone or powerless to stop animal cruelty or injustice?
A 9 year old Susan Hargreaves did, when she stood in a chicken hatchery and saw a conveyor belt of chicks hatching, she saw all of the male chicks being gassed and suffocated in industrial sized bins. susan vowed to do all she could to help those animals and all animals who are being harmed. Today 49 years later, Susan continues to educate and empower kids to compassionate action with the Animal Hero Kids charity she founded.

Here are the three main ways Animal Hero Kids helps other animals and kids and teens and the world…a win-win for all.

Educate- Be inspired by the wonderful stories of animal rescue and advocacy in the “Animal Hero Kids Voices for the Voiceless: new, updated version of the book. Learn how to be a hero for other animals. Book a free school program presented by 40 year veteran kindness educator here

Empower-when young people hear about others who are rescuing animals and effectively advocating for all species of animals not to be harmed, they are empowered.

Compassionate Action-Now you know what is happening to other animals on factory farms, in forests, in laboratories, in circuses, zoos, rodeos….what next?

Discover ways to help other animals by reading the how to pages in the Animal Hero Kids book, how to start a school Animal Hero Kids club, how to speak to a government representative, how to organize a protest, how to cook scrumptious vegan meals for your friends.

Animal Hero Kids as an organization believes in non-violent, positive and proactive ways of achieving the goal of preventing and stopping harm to all species of animals. One of our T-shirts proclaims “everyone is a someone”

Please, join us and support us, we are all volunteers and wish to continue to grow and rock the mission of animal hero kids!


Animal Hero Kids in Seven Cities Give-Out Free Impossible™ WHOPPERS® at Burger King

Members of Animal Hero Kids, an animal-kindness education charity, distributed free, vegan Impossible WHOPPER®  burgers outside of seven Burger King locations across the United States, including Davie, Florida. Other cities included Atlanta, Georgia; Jacksonville, Florida; Orlando, Florida; St. Cloud, Florida, Herndon, Virginia and Asheville, NC.

First Lady Michelle Obama gives Animal Hero Kids her seal of approval

The first lady with the Animal Hero Kids Paul McCartney Young Veg Advocate award winner, Hailie Thomas, a young vegan educator extraordinaire.

Michelle Obama, known for her sincere and respected work for the well-being of not only American youth, but youth across the globe, wrote a wonderful letter of support for the dedication of Animal Hero Kids, Inc.

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Animal Hero Kids Founder/Author Recognized for her 4 Decades of Defending Animals

The Loving Hut Market in Orlando’s’ provided superb vegan fare for the “Shining World Leadership Award for Compassion” presentation and VeganTV interview taping. Ronnie V Cow was mooooved by the generosity and kindness evidenced by all.

In the Shining World Leadership in Compassion Award letter it was stated “Since 1980 you have been educating in schools empowering children to help save animals. Turning vegan in 1985 after investigating the livestock industry, your heartfelt compassion perfectly welded with wisdom creating a warrior uniting youth who speak out against injustice and animal cruelty.”


Animal Hero Kids Reaches 650 Students in One Day

Three school assemblies in one day reach 650 elementary school children with stories from “Animal Hero Kids Voices for the Voiceless” book.


Help “Animal Hero Kids Voices for the Voiceless” author get on the show!

Ellen Degeneres makes waves world-wide, bringing compassionate stories to light; identifying ways individuals are making a positive difference in the world. Everyone with Animal Hero Kids believes Susan Hargreaves is a similar light for our children and animal beings….

Click the LINK to help get our book on the show!

Have a #Heart4Animals? Send us Your Valentine Video Message!
#Valentine4animals #animalherokids #luvkindness


Help Get an “Animal Hero Kids Voices for the Voiceless” book in Every School to Achieve Kindness Towards all


Never before have this many stories of animal rescue and advocacy by youth been assembled in one publication!

300 beautifully illustrated pages empower new animal heroes of all ages through inspiring tales, service learning projects, classroom activities, and messages of encouragement from famous animal advocates.

Here are 5 easy ways to help Animal Hero Kids’ goal succeed!

1. Buy a book
2. Sponsor a school library
3. Ask your local library to stock the book
4. Spread the news about this groundbreaking book!
5. Send a message to Ellen (see below)

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Animal Hero Kids Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit, all volunteer organization focused on recognizing and encouraging brave, kind youth. Animal Hero Kids reaches 30,000 students each year, offering complimentary, interactive, humane education programs in schools across the country.

animal hero kids bookBREAKING NEWS…

The Animal Hero Kids “Voices for the Voiceless” book has been named as a 2016 “Honor Book Award “ winner by the multicultural youth magazine Skipping Stones, one of five children’s books chosen in the ecology and nature category, globally. The ultimate goal of the book written by 36-year veteran animal advocate and educator, Susan Hargreaves is for the book to be gifted to school libraries across the world.

Nominations Are Open for the Animal Hero Kids Awards


Creative Animal Hero Award recognizes an individual(s) who creates a song, dance, poem, speech, rap, video, or piece of art that inspires compassion towards other animals.

paulmccartneyThe Paul McCartney Animal Hero Kids Young Veg Advocate Award is awarded for helping factory farmed animals by promoting kind food choices.

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


Miami WLRN studios L to R, with Bonnie Berman, Susan Hargreaves and Joseph Cooper

Animal Hero Kids Founder on National Public Radio

NPR’s Tropical Currents on WLRN; Listen now to WLRN’S Tropical Currents show about the realities of captive wildlife with host Bonnie Berman and Joseph Cooper.

U.K. Dog rescue


Susan Hargreaves, founder and “Animal Hero Kids Voices for the Voiceless” book author writes..

It was a day much like any other day as 13 year old Bradley North walked home from school in Prestwich, Manchester, England…

bears_winBroward / Palm Beach New Times: Animal Hero Kids founder named in ” Best Environmentalist List”

“You’d be hard-pressed to find a more compassionate person than the founder of Animal Hero Kids, Susan Hargreaves, who will sweetly and patiently describe how cruelty to animals is the source of many environmental ills and then scribble out a vegan shopping list for you to follow. A watchdog of the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, she was an outspoken critic of last year’s bear hunt. Her main gig, though, is harnessing young people’s love of nature and empowering them to become leaders themselves. –BY DEIRDRA FUNCHEON


Sit with us as we share lunch with Animal Hero Kid and North Florida local , Khendall. Khendall also happens to be one of the Great Vegan Cookie Challenge 2016 judges!


National Television Broadcast Reaches over 900,000

Animal Hero Kids Founder, Susan Hargreaves in action with her dog, “Lovey” on national Television, an effective message to a wider audience about how they can be help all species of animals in need Book a Kind2all Education.
Click the link below to watch the broadcast.

Susan and a dog rescued from a sewer in Liberty City.

Miami New Times: Animal Rights Activist, Author Susan Hargreaves to Speak at Earthsave

No matter what our interest or involvement level in the cause of animal advocacy, there’s always more to learn about this ever-evolving topic. And who better to learn from than Susan Hargreaves, activist and author extraordinaire? Featured: Susan and a dog rescued from a sewer in Liberty City.



All events, activities that Animal Hero Kids promotes are vegan to be consistently compassionate to all species of animals. Animal Hero Kids will spend energy on the promotion of an event if it does not support the abuse, death, harm or exploitation of any animal. This is the reason Animal Hero Kids chooses vegan.

twins animal heroesSouth Florida Sisters Win Animal Rights Award

Twin sisters in the news last week when surprised with a “Kind to All” award presented by Animal Hero Kids at their school assembly have created a valentine video message for Animal Hero Kids encourages and recognizes animal hero kids around the world.