Students from Rachel Kinsella’s class at Barry Tech BOCES in Westbury, NY are immersed in the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum! The school will be working with North Shore Animal League America on a Mutt-i-gree Grooming Event at their school where students will groom animals from a mill rescue or transport as part of their work with the Curriculum.
In February 2014, Mutt-i-grees students from the P.U.P.S. (Preschoolers Using Positive Supports) Club got a visit from Out of the Woods Animal Rescue of Arkansas. The preschool students learned about animal rescue and got to spend time with a rescue dog.
On Thursday, January 30, 2014, Saint Bernadette School in New Haven, CT welcomed Kate Cryder, the Shelter Manager of The Animal Haven in North Haven, CT. Kate brought one of the pets that her shelter is helping find a forever home – a beautiful Husky mix named Mya. Mya visited Mrs. Lombardo’s 1st grade class, which began using the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum this year.
This year, schools, libraries, and afterschool programs around the country are helping their local shelters as part of North Shore Animal League America’s national Tour for Life®. In the spirit of the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum, communities are participating in Mutt-i-grees Pack Parties to raise funds and awareness for Mutt-i-grees®.
In January 2014, Selma High School (Selma, CA) will begin collaborating with Second Chance Animal Shelter as part of the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum. “It teaches kids how to be confident, be compassionate and just kind of all-around life skills while incorporating humane skills,” said Sarah Trujillo Chambless, president of Second Chance.
Selma High Principal Mark Babiarz says his school's participation in the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum will make his community a better place: