Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpiller. (Bradley Miller)
Children trained to extend kindness and mercy to animals become more kind and considerate in their relations with each other. Character training along these lines will result in men and women of broader sympathies, more humane, more law abiding in every respect and more valuable citizens. (1933 National PTA Conference)
HSTC's Humane Education and pet therapy programs provide a diversified range of pet assisted activities that instill empathy, respect, kindness and responsibility for all animals, the environment, and each other. We believe that by offering Humane Education and Community Outreach opportunities, we help people of all ages develop compassion, empathy and respect for all living beings, thereby creating a better world for people and animals alike. We offer a diverse spectrum of programs supporting our mission.
Humane Education Programs
Lessons In Kindness - (K-6th grade) consists of three separate hands-on programs that teach children how to be safe around animals, how to be responsible pet owners and how animals communicate with each other. Therapy Pets are included in each program.
Share The World teaches how animals share our world.
Shelter Tours - (open to all ages) includes classroom time
Paws To Read - an award winning literacy program in which children are given the opportunity to read to a dog.
Pet Therapy Programs
Pawsitive Interaction - is a therapeutic approach that brings animals and children with special needs together.
Pawsitive Healing - is a therapeutic approach that brings animals and people with psychological/cognitive disabilities together with the intent of facilitating an individual's progress towards therapeutic goals.
Pet Loss Support - gently guides people through the grieving process of losing a pet.
To find out more or how you can get involved with these programs, please contact Helen Savill ot (772) 600-3220, email: email@example.com, or Kathryn Durno at (772) 600-3221, email: firstname.lastname@example.org..
Pet Assisted Visits - are provided on a regular basis to nursing homes and assisted living facilties.