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.
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.
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.
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.