Regular school tours are held at our society. The children are taken on a tour of our kennels, cattery and often also the horse care unit. We have children ranging in age from 3 years to 18 years and the tours are age appropriate. Educating young children to respect animals and treat them properly plays a vital role in the prevention of cruelty. Abuse of animals begins at a far earlier age than most realize and research shows that those who abuse animals often go on to abuse people.
Talks are also given at schools. The aim of our humane education is:
• Teach children to become aware of the basic needs of animals;
• Show them how to look after animals responsibly and kindly by providing food, water, shelter, freedom of movement (no chaining), affection and basic health care;
• Encourage children to report cases of cruelty, injury, neglect or accident to the SPCA; and; most importantly
• TEACH COMPASSION TOWARDS ALL LIVING CREATURES.
We would like to thank the children and schools for their continued support of all our projects!
Should you wish to make a booking for your school, be interested in assisting with our educational programme or be willing to make a financial contribution please contact Janine Kyle