Photo courtesy of The Children's Museum of Winston-Salem
This fall, members of the Mutt-i-grees team participated in a Parent-Toddler Workshop, which is part of a series hosted by Jackie Narkiewicz, Head of Children's Services at Copiague Memorial Library in Copiague, NY. This workshop series provides caregivers with opportunities to learn about resources in their communities and Jackie uses this venue to invite community partners to speak on issues relevant to attendees (often on subjects related to parenting: foods for toddlers, potty training, etc).
This fall, Gabriel Cordell rode his wheelchair from Montauk Point to Port Washington, NY to raise funds and awareness for North Shore Animal League America. On October 7, 2015, he made a stop in Centereach, NY for a special adoption event hosted by Middle Country Public Library and their Mutt-i-grees Club.
Students from the M.U.T.T.S. Clubs at Clinton and South Side schools in Van Buren County, AR, volunteered their time this fall at a mobile spay/neuter clinic in their community. This service learning project allowed students to put empathy into action as they assisted local veterinarians to comfort and care for animals before and after their procedures. The students are excited to host another clinic in the spring.
This spring, students at Uncommon Charter School in Brooklyn, NY, formed a Mutt-i-grees Club to help shelter animals in their community. Bella, a friendly Mutt-i-gree, was a special guest visitor at the club’s kick-off meeting, where students discussed humane issues, including puppy mills and pet adoption. Joe Frick, the club's advisor (and the school's College Counselor and Collegiate Prep Teacher) is excited by how engaged the students are when it comes to helping animals in need.