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Q: Do any public schools have any animal education classes?

March 3, 2009 | By Tammy C. | 26 answers | Expired: 1955 days ago

Tammy C.

I was just thinking how many schools actually educate children on the proper way to care for animals. We all know that the kids are the future. And how many shelters consider visiting schools to educate or is this even an option for them? I wonder why we as parents can not push the issue in the schools even if it is part of a home education class it would be a strat. Has anyone else ever thought about this?

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kitty d.
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Mar 11, 2009

My town's public school system never had any kind of class pets or animal education.

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jane w.
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Mar 11, 2009

Our high school has a class in small animals. It is offered in the agricutural department. As part of the class people bring in cats, dogs, and small animals for the students to interact with.

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synola w.
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Mar 08, 2009

our shelter is working on a presentation to go to schools, over christmas one elementary class decided to donate to the shelter instead of exchanging gifts. a volunteer took a dog there to pick up the gifts and the class got their picture in the paper with the dog. it was a wonderful thinkg for the kids to do. we also have girl scouts and home schooler come in for tours. check with your local shelter im sure they would be willing to to dome community information.

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RICHARD V.
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Mar 08, 2009

You have a good idea. The local TV weather meteorologist goes to our schools and teaches about the weather.

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Maren B.
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Mar 07, 2009

I'm a vet student and I've done several pet education and bite prevention presentations for school age kids in several different settings using my animals. Usually the groups have asked me, or I've approached the coordinators or instructors. They are often very eager to have someone do this as it's a needed function in the community.

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nancy m.
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Mar 04, 2009

There is a group at Watertown High school, New York that runs a food drive for pets. They feel that if people can't feed themselves than they won't be able to feed their pets.

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robert p.
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Mar 03, 2009

our school here has a vet asst. program. schools should also have parent ed classes. look at some of our kids these days.

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Kirby  W.
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Mar 03, 2009

Yes - I am a school psychologist who also has a therapy dog, and we do a lot of work with schools and in the school I work at. Where do you live? Are you a teacher, or parent looking for more info? If you are in the NY or NJ area, I could give you some contacts or some ideas about how to get a program started.

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krystal  p.
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Mar 03, 2009

i meant to say when you finish as long as you pass the class your a vet assistant. not vet tech.

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krystal  p.
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Mar 03, 2009

Im in high shcool at the moment and i take a vet assistant class. Im only a freshman but the classes to up to vet assistant 4 and when you finish your a vet tech. For this class my teacher is having us raise pigs for the fair(which saddens me) so i say yeah there are public schools with animal ed. oo yeah plus we have a dog kennel where we bathe and care for dogs.

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