The very first Mutt-i-grees Cat School is WSWHE BOCES in Saratoga Springs, NY, where they have introduced the fostering of a cat or kitten as part of their Small Animal Science Program. The school’s foster cat is given a dedicated room of its own. The students care and nurture the cat each day with food, water, socialization, health checks, nail trims and lots of love. Their building and maintenance staff are responsible for checking on the cat at night and on weekends. When the cat is ready for a home, the approved adopter picks the cat up directly from the school. Having the children participate in the full-circle journey from foster to adoption is what our Mutt-i-grees Curriculum is all about. It builds humane education and service learning through the students’ experience, and they take away the lifelong critical skills of empathy and resilience. The first two Mutt-i-grees School Foster Cats were Sheldon and Sagwa, who have both already found their loving forever homes! WSWHE BOCES is now working with their third Mutt-i-grees School Foster Cat, Merrick.