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Camp Henry

Camp Henry gives teens aged 13 through 15 a chance to spend a week at the shelter interacting with dogs and cats of all shapes and sizes, learning how to care for animals, how to be a responsible pet owner, and what the shelter does to help the city’s homeless animals.

They’ll also get hands-on experiences with wildlife, learn pet training basics, meet a veterinarian, and make crafts that directly benefit the animals. Each student will be able to choose a pet to care for during their week in camp and help promote their chosen pet to potential adopters.

Campers can choose one of three weeklong sessions:

  • June 26-30
  • July 17-21
  • July 31-Aug. 4

Registration is limited to only one session. Each session runs Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 4900 Martin St.

Thank you for your interest in Camp Henry. All spaces for the camp are full. To be added to the wait list, contact Melanie Hewitt.

The camp experience is named for Henry, a former homeless dog who was barely surviving on the streets of Fort Worth. Fortunately, he landed at the City of Fort Worth Animal Shelter, was adopted into a loving family and received the treatment and care he needed. He now serves as an ambassador of all of the shelter pets at the City of Fort Worth Animal Shelter.

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Chuck Silcox Animal Care & Control Center
4900 Martin St.
Fort Worth, TX 76119

Assistant Director:
Dr. Tim Morton

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