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CHAT Club is an educational club for children ages 8-15 at the Capital Area Humane Society. Meetings provide members with the opportunity to get involved with the animals at the shelter through animal handling (puppies, kittens, dogs, cats, and pocket pets), lessons about animals, and responsible pet ownership and fun activities.

Sign-up for CHAT Club today! Registration forms are available below or at the shelter. Parental permission forms will be sent.

CHAT Club fee is $30, payable on or  before the first meeting. The cost for a CHAT Club tee shirt is $10. Club t-shirts are required and can be used throughout the year.

Parents do not need to attend the meetings, but should pick-up their children no later than 6:45 p.m.

For more information or to register for CHAT Club, please contact Lindsay Sandusky-Post at (517) 626-6821, ext. 130 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

CHAT Club meetings will be held on the following dates from 4:30-6:45 p.m. In case of bad weather during the winter months, CHAT Club will be cancelled when the Lansing School District cancels school for that day. Generally, meetings are held every TUESDAY of each month. All CHAT members are welcome to attend Junior Volunteering League (JVL) meetings every Thursday from 4-6 p.m.

Fall/Winter CHAT 2015
September 15 - Fall Session Begins
September 22
September 29
October 6
October 10 - Walk for the Animals (CHAT Pack check-in at 12:30 p.m.)
October 13
October 20
October 24 - Shelter Haunt (12-6 p.m.)
October 27
November 3 - Election Day - NO CHAT
November 10
November 17
November 24 - Fall Session Ends
December 1 - Winter Session Begins
December 5 - Holiday Open House (12-7 p.m.)
December 8
December 15 - Holiday Party & Ornament Exchange
December 22 - NO CHAT
December 29 - NO CHAT

Jr. Volunteering League (JVL) meets each thursday throughout the school year from 4-6 p.m. Students may attend any or all session dates. The term is limited to the first 50 children who apply. JVL members must bring their punch card or payment to every meeting. 

Fall/Winter JVL 2015
September 17 - Fall Session Begins
September 24
October 1
October 8
October 15
October 29
November 5
November 12
November 19
November 26 - Thanksgiving - NO JVL
December 3
December 10
December 17
December 24 - Christmas Eve - NO JVL
December 31 - New Year's Eve - NO JVL

Registration Forms:

Click here for a CHAT registration form.
Click here for a JVL registration form.


Registration forms should be sent to:
Capital Area Humane Society
Lindsay Sandusky-Post
7095 West Grand River Avenue
Lansing, MI 48906