Burleson Animal Services is proud to offer the Paw Pals Animal Care Academy, a free educational program for area youth interested in animal welfare. This academy is on Saturdays, in June 2015, including June 6, 13, 20 and 27. The shelter is hosting the academy for students who are entering the sixth grade in the 2015-2016 school year. The class is limited to 15 students who must either live in Burleson or attend school in Burleson. This is a free four-week course. Class is 90 minutes, noon to 1:30 p.m. The sessions include bite prevention/responsible pet ownership/veterinary care, animal grooming, animal training and graduation. The deadline to apply will be in April 2015. For more information about Paw Pals, call 817-426-9283.