Connecting kids, helping wildlife and learning from each other


Kids Saving Critters invites you to join us in helping to make the our communities and the world a better place.

Kid power making a difference

The purpose of Kids Saving Critters is to connect kids all over the world to learn from each other, help wildlife, and develop the skills to make our communities and the world a better place.

Our philosophy

One child can make a difference and a group of us can change the world!

About Kids Saving Critters

Connecting kids

We connect kids around the
world through wildlife projects. Kids become
penpals, learn from each other and
become agents for world change.

A personal match

Through our internship program, youth are matched with wildlife projects where they will be able to develop skills while making a real difference.

Helping animals

We partner and work directly with animal rescue and rehabilitation centers around the world to help animals hurt by habitat loss, the pet trade, tourism, abandonment, and other reasons.

No cost to participate

There is no cost to participate in the program.

Our story

Kids Saving Critters was started by 2 siblings, Rowan and Declan Heys. Born in Anchorage, Alaska, they now live in San Diego.  They both love to travel the world and read. They also both love animals and share their home with 14 pets: 2 cats, 1 dog, 2 rabbits, and 9 chickens! Our journey started in Costa Rica with our family. There, we visited a wildlife rescue sanctuary called Kids Saving the Rainforest (which was started by 2 nine year-old girls!) where we saw lots of injured jungle animals. We saw monkeys that were electrocuted by climbing on uninsulated power lines and baby monkeys who were taken from their mothers (who were often killed) and forced into being pets. We decided to start our own non-profit group to help animals and Kids Saving Critters was born.


Contact Us

Kids Saving Critters
17470 Matinal Drive
San Diego, CA  92127
rowanheys "at"