Companion Animal Program

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  • Nebraska 4-HCompanion Animal Programs

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Companion animals are diverse groups of animals that include dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, companion birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and many more! There are currently more than 1.1 billion companion animals worldwide. In fact, there are more companion animals than people in the United States.

The 4-H Companion Animal program offers resources and educational programs to youth interested in learning more about caring for companion animals. For more information about companion animal programs offered in your community, please contact your local Extension office.