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Shelter Connections

High School Students Learn Lessons From Puppy Mill Rescues

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.

Mutt-i-grees® Grooming Event Benefits Both BOCES Students and Mill Rescues

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.

Queens School Teaches Empathy with Mutt-i-grees

Students at P.S. 209, the Clearview Gardens School in Whitestone, NY, are learning a lot about empathy and compassion via the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum. Last year, the school hosted a cage comforter sewing marathon at which parents, students and teachers - some who never sewed before - created 47 cage comforters that went to local shelters with fabric donated by Materials For the Arts in Long Island City, NY.

Students Get Hands On with Mutt-i-grees at Animal League America

Unqua Elementary School in Massapequa, NY began implementing the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum this fall and the students are loving it! To enhance what they are learning in the classroom, students visited North Shore Animal League America this week for a behind-the-scenes tour of the world’s largest no-kill rescue organization. Both the students and the puppies and kittens they visited with truly enjoyed the experience.

NSALA Hosts Inaugural Reading With Mutt-i-grees® Event

On Wednesday, January 21, 2015, the inaugural Reading with Mutt-i-grees® event was held at North Shore Animal League America. High school students from Long Island’s Abilities Inc. toured the Animal League’s shelter facilities, interacting with puppies, kittens and adult rescue animals there. Afterward, they headed to the Family Waiting Room, where they were given the opportunity to choose any book that interested them from a large stack of shelter animal-themed titles.