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Monday, 23 October 2017

Start a Pet Club in Your School Today!
Written by MOA   
Tuesday, 15 October 2013
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Maine Friends of Animals, the state’s leading advocate for companion animals, is pleased to announce the formation of a new statewide humane education program: Pet Club.

Designed for students in Grades 3-5, the Pet Club’s objective is to advance student and community education regarding the care and protection of companion animals.

Humane education is becoming an increasingly important aspect of a child’s preparation for contemporary society. According to several recent studies, preschoolers who had a pet scored higher on empathy tests than those without pets. In addition, studies show that the richer the bond with the companion animal, the greater the child’s empathy toward animals, as well as toward other children. Maine Friends of Animals created its Pet Club Program to facilitate such bonds, while also serving to educate children about the proper care and respect for animals.

In order to begin a Pet Club, one or more teachers must initiate the program. Once the program is up and running, an advisory committee and the students themselves assume many of the club responsibilities. In addition, Maine Friends of Animals will be available to provide support and advice.

The initial success of a Pet Club is dependent upon the lead teacher; therefore, we reach out to you with the hope that you may know of a teacher who would be interested in starting a Pet Club at his/her elementary school. If you know of an elementary school/teacher that would be interested in initiating a Pet Club, please have the teacher(s) contact us directly at (207) 781-2187 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

We are ready to assist you in starting a Pet Club in your school!

Support MFOA's efforts to bring humane education to the children of Maine by making a donation today: http://www.mfoa.net/membership_donations.html

 
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