On March 13, 2013, Stephanie Ward, a teacher at Clinton Junior High lost her home to a fire. However, thanks to a hero Mutt-i-gree named Bart, no one was hurt. Mrs. Ward’s husband, David, was taking a nap at home when he woke up with Bart on his stomach. The home was already filled with smoke and within minutes it was in flames. The family lost everything and is now in process of rebuilding their lives. The blessing is that David is okay thanks to Bart!
We were thrilled to hear from Jennie Steele, a new Mutt-i-grees Curriculum teacher, who shared this heartwarming story showing the Curriculum in life-saving action!
Ms. Steele, who teaches English as a Second Language (ESL) to K-5 at Midland International Elementary School in Colorado Springs, CO, told us about the compassion and dedication that two of her students, Banessa and Jovanny, demonstrated when they discovered an animal in need:
It’s no exaggeration to say that bullying is truly an epidemic—and sadly, humans aren’t the only ones who suffer. After hearing so many heartbreaking stories of animal abuse, it’s uplifting to hear a very different tale: the story of Jackson the cat and his hero Wendell, a 10-year-old North Carolina boy who put his own safety aside and bravely stood up to a group of bullies, rescuing an innocent cat who was being tormented.
North Shore Animal League America is proud to announce another successful year of saving lives through its official launch of the Mutt-i-grees Express. To celebrate that launch, the Animal League is unveiling its new mobile rescue unit, which proudly bears the Mutt-i-grees Express logo. Mutt-i-grees Express is an expansion of the Animal League’s national humane relocation program and is made possible through both established and emerging collaborations with shelters nationwide, in the Animal League’s ongoing mission to add to the more than one million lives it has saved since 1944.
In Van Buren County, AR, students in Mutt-i-grees® high school, junior high, and afterschool programs are in the process of designing and constructing a school-based kennel. Check out some photos of their progress!