Humane Society of Tampa Bay launches a free, virtual critter camp

It’s like virtual school, but this one keeps kids’ attention.

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The Humane Society of Tampa Bay has launched a free, online critter camp so the kiddos—or you—can learn about other critters from home.

According to ABC Action News, the shelter will be posting a new video every Wednesday at 3 p.m., and a staff member will be on deck to answer any video-related questions in the comments.

There will also be some exotic pets featured, and celebrity guests will be creating videos too, said Maria Matlack with the Humane Society of Tampa to the station.

Originally, the summer program wasn’t going to happen at all due to construction on the Humane Society’s new animal shelter. With the city’s safer-at-home order remaining intact, the shelter came up with the idea soon after.

This week’s video was on fostering “bottle-baby kittens.” In that eight minutes, a shelter volunteer took you through the entire fostering process—from the moment they receive the kitten, to when they’re adopted out. (Disclaimer: All three fur babies are very well taken care of.)

Earlier this week, the shelter also announced two free food assistance programs for pet owners. Food will be distributed at the shelter on Tuesdays and Saturdays (bring proof of residence). The other program, Animeals, will deliver food to your door, but is meant for “homebound and elderly citizens.”

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