Our friends at Fenton Primary Center in Pacoima, CA are selling Jeter Brag Tags and Mutt-i-gree wristbands during the of the month of March to raise funds for the East Valley Animal Shelter and Bianca's Furry Friends. Teachers have volunteered to sell the items during their recess and the school will host a table at their Parent Night Meeting and during Parent Conference Week.
Looking for dog-themed books to read aloud with little ones? Check out these suggestions below:
Don't Need Friends by Carolyn Crimi
Simba and Turtle - two members of the Mutt-i-grees Canine Corps - joined our staff for a visit to Roosevelt High School in Roosevelt, NY this month to work with a class from Abilities, Inc.
On Monday, January 19, 2015, the Mutt-i-grees® Team traveled to Westbury, NY to teach BOCES students there the importance of nurture in the rescue process. They brought along with them eight small breed dogs who were rescued from a puppy mill in Oklahoma just days before. Having only had their freedom for a few short days, these dogs arrived at Nassau BOCES Barry Tech filthy, matted and scared.
With help from a dedicated educator, students in Brooklyn are making a difference in the lives of shelter animals. When she was a teenager, Antonia Mancini decided to volunteer at North Shore Animal League America. It changed her life. Today, as an English teacher and humane educator, she is teaching a whole new generation of teenagers what it means to connect to shelter animals in personal, meaningful ways.