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Humane Leadership Award at NSALA Annual Gala

This year, we presented The Humane Leadership Awards to both Michael Tountasakis, principal of Harris Middle School in Spruce Pine, North Carolina, and Ailene Mitchell, principal of MS 88 Peter Rouget School in Brooklyn, New York. During the last academic year, these two educators collaborated —bridging an almost 700-mile distance — to have their - Read more

By: The Mutt-i-grees Team | Categories: Blog, News

M.S. 88 Prospect Park Adoption Event

On Saturday, June 1st, North Shore Animal League America’s adoption team collaborated with M.S. 88 and their national Mutt-i-grees ambassadors for an adoption event in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. Animal League America’s mobile unit – our “shelter on wheels,” was onsite and full of puppies, dogs, cats and kittens ready to be adopted into a - Read more

By: The Mutt-i-grees Team | Categories: Blog, Mutt-i-grees in Action, News, Student Ambassadors, Video Gallery

The Results Are In: Mission Mutt-i-grees Winners Announced

The results are in and we are proud to announce our winners for the Mission Mutt-i-grees initiative! Students were given the opportunity to organize activities to raise awareness for their local shelters. We selected four schools as leaders for their fabulous efforts raising awareness for homeless animals, cultivating compassion with community leaders, and earning - Read more

By: The Mutt-i-grees Team | Categories: Blog, News, Student Ambassadors

Social-Emotional Learning & the Human-Animal Bond

This training event will award 2 contact hours for LMSW and LCSW with the NYSED State Board for Social Work and 2 contact hour for LMHC and LMFT with the NYSED State Board for Mental Health Practitioners. Children and animals have a natural affinity for one another. Evidence shows that both - Read more

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MS 88 Students Create PSA’s Against Puppy Mills

Since the launch of our Mutt-i-grees Classroom Dogs in partnership with the NYC DOE Comfort Dog Program the students at MS 88 Peter Rouget School in Brooklyn have continued to advocate for shelter animals. This year, they have been working diligently to create amazing PSAs about puppy mills after learning about the difficulties millions - Read more

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Student Ambassadors Rescue Animals in Need

Similar and Different is one of the profound topics within the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum as it relates to recognition and appreciation of diversity. Observing and discussing similarities and differences in animals and in people always resonates with students. The National Student Ambassadors, who participated in a recent rescue, epitomize the concept. Their - Read more

By: The Mutt-i-grees Team | Categories: Blog, Mutt-i-grees in Action, News, Student Ambassadors, Video Gallery