Shelter Connections Archive
In early Spring 2014, North Shore Animal League America’s Mobile Rescue & Adoption Units will once again trek across the U.S. for our annual Tour For Life®, a life-saving nationwide adoption tour.
This year’s journey will be covering more than 17,000 miles to work with shelters and rescue groups to bring attention to and find homes for the wonderful homeless animals.
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:
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®.
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.
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.