Our expansive, multidimensional learning model inspires empathy, teaches children compassion and respect for all animals and instills in them the power that each individual has to create positive change for animals.

Suggested projects for kids.

Organize and support a humane education club in your school - much like Future Teachers Club or FFA, etc.
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Offer to assist senior citizens and low income families with necessary medications, vet visits, delivery of food, training tips, etc to make the pets happier and healthier with those given family dynamics.
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Plan for an all school assembly where you and others in the humane ed club can speak to the entire student body. maybe not all at once, but over time.
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Help the community in securing appropriate licensing and ID for all pets in the area.
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Help plan a discount spay/neuter clinic in your community
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have local kids walk dogs for senior citizens
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have fundraiser to buy dog food for impoverished families.
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work with local dog pound and have an adopt a thon in your community or at your school.
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Be visible such as a place in your local parades with pets, signs, etc.
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have an ice cream social and car wash to raise funds and awareness. Invite local church choirs to perform in a choir competition and all church participants also can run their own food booths to raise money for their churches, bring many more attendees to your event.
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Approach a mfg of dog biscuits or dog toys and ask them for discount on volume so you can sell them at retail as fundraiser for your humane ed efforts.
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Have some trailblazers visit surrounding schools and help them start their own clubs also. You can meet up once in a while to share ideas and learn from each other.
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Teach the evils of having litters of puppies and kittens as well as the health benefits of spaying and neutering your pets. Try to find a vet to give your local community a day of discount spay and neutering.
Make sure your events are covered in local newspapers and on radio with interviews. TV if possible. Don't send press releases and stop. Call up and make relationship with a reporter and keep it up then turn over to another student when you graduate.
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Work with some local vet techs and schedule a day long mini camp on dog health and how to care for injured animals and how to prevent injuries.
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Invite boy scouts and girls scouts to your meetings and the day camps. They will come and earn scouts awards badges.
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Offer to hold an 'improved reading' day and invite young kids to read to dogs. It actually helps kids read better since dogs don't judge.
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With a couple week advance notice through flyers and newspaper articles, plan a community drive to collect items found on the local dog pounds' list for their animals.
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The school track team could offer to run with some shelter dogs to give them exercise a couple days a week.
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Teach the benefits of beginning with an adult dog from the dog pound as opposed to 'assuming' that they have the knowledge or understanding of how to properly train a new young puppy to meet their needs. (Having my five dogs in the classroom that are obviously very lovable and worthwhile, helps bring this point home with some foundation) Each one was an adult from the pound when I adopted him or her. The fact that one has kept a puppy, only means they were lucky, not necessarily a skilled or knowledgeable trainer. An adult dog from the pound is already spayed and neutered, vaccinated; past it's digging and chewing stage and will respond with love and affection as it has just come from a family who obviously didn't care.
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Teach The proven benefits for humans as well as their pets of providing 'indoor' sleeping arrangements for their pets. Reduced allergies for children, improved allergenic reactions for adults who already have them, as well as a longer and healthier life for the pets as well. After all, if a dog is to protect its most important family members, it can't do so from the back yard if it has no access to the inside areas. (Reference: Associated Press article by Justin Pritchard in San Francisco)
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Teach that A 'guard dog' is one who has been properly trained for the job and understands its boundaries. It is NOT a dog someone throws into the back yard with no guidance or training. The latter will only prove to annoy your neighbors and cause your family undue troubles with barking, biting or destruction of property.
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Show why the perfect family should consider a second compatible dog or cat as a companion for the first one. (Too many deserving and loving animals will die if not, and dogs and cats are social animals and enjoy the company of other compatible dogs and cats) They play with and train each other and offer much needed exercise for each other.
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.Show why it is an absolute necessity for having proper identification on your pet at ALL TIMES. (I.e. 4th of July, New Years Eve, tornadoes, earthquakes and various events that frighten your pet to where they will escape out of fear.)
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IF you are forced to part with your beloved pet, remember to never take it to the local pound, but to a local rescue org. and NEVER place a "FREE TO GOOD HOME" ad in the paper. If relinquished to the pound, it will likely be killed the very same day regardless of what they tell you. FREE TO GOOD HOMES ADS frequently bring folks to your door who wish to do harm to your dog. Sell it to a testing lab or sell it to a dog fighting ring for a bait dog.
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 Letter writing campaigns, neighborhood 'reach' programs and other means of truly helping the local population as well as local government officials to provide improved care for their pets.
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 The need to speak out and get involved in issues that surround your family and those you care about. To take action and vote on issues and for candidates who strongly support and stand by ideals that help your local area to grow and improve the quality of life for all souls who reside there. Do not sit idly by while a neighbor neglects or abuses an animal by tying it up to a post or allowing it to go without food or water. Do not sit idly by while an important initiative gets defeated in your local elections.