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Mutt-i-grees at Stepping Stones Museum

Members of the Mutt-i-grees team participated in the 2013 BooZoo Canine Carnival at Stepping Stones Museum for Children on Saturday, June 8, 2013. Over 1,300 people visited the museum to check out the Crazy Canine Contest and visit North Shore Animal League’s mobile adoption unit. Happily, eight lucky dogs were adopted into loving homes!

Student Volunteers Make a Difference

Students from MercyFirst, a Mutt-i-grees school in Syosset, NY, volunteered at North Shore Animal League America's Adoptathon on June 1-2, 2013. Thanks to the help of Animal League staff and volunteers, 600 Mutt-i-grees found their loving homes! Beginning June 1st and running throughout the month, shelters and rescue groups will be holding fun, exciting and life-saving events to encourage people to adopt Mutt-i-grees. Learn how your students can get involved here.

Actress Renée Felice Smith Asks Libraries to Join the Mutt-i-grees Movement

Actress, director, and Mutt-i-grees Curriculum spokesperson, Renée Felice Smith, stopped by the Patchogue-Medford Library on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, to promote Mutt-i-grees in the Library, a new initiative that provides librarians with plans, strategies, and materials to actively engage children and teens by using activities, crafts, and books about dogs. To learn more about Mutt-i-grees in the Library, please visit

Student Interns Get Hands-On Learning Experience

This summer, North Shore Animal League America welcomed two groups of students who participated in on-site Mutt-i-grees internships as part of the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum. Both groups learned about what goes on behind the scenes at the world’s largest no-kill animal shelter and participated in an off-site adoption event. During their five-day internship, the student interns spent time reflecting on ways they can help and discussing their feelings about the experience.

Animal Advocates: Adopt a Pet Scrapbook

Teens in the Middle Country Public Library MUTT Club went to a local shelter for a visit and made a scrapbook to display in the library to help get dogs and cats fostered/adopted. The MUTT Club provides real-life experiences and community connections through programs based on humane education with a focus on Mutt-i-grees. Middle Country Public Library is the national pilot site for Mutt-i-grees in the Library and is offering Mutt-i-grees programming throughout the year.