In 2015, Lucky Day Animal Rescue formed a Roaring Fork Valley education program to teach children with age-appropriate methods about issues impacting animals and how to help make the world a safer and more compassionate place.
We believe that humane education nurtures empathy in individuals for all living beings and that most children love animals, making teaching kids about animals easy and exciting. We encourage safety for animals and children while increasing understanding of personal responsibility for animals, the environment, people, and becoming motivated to make a positive difference in the world.
Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
In July 2015, Lucky Day, in conjunction with Colorado Animal Rescue (CARe) in Glenwood Springs, presented topics to about 600 children at Sopris Elementary and Crystal River Elementary as part of the summer advantage program. These included- what is a rescue animal, how to properly approach a pet, how to care for a pet at home, and what to do if you see a dog running loose without an adult present. The kids and our volunteers loved it as did the dogs who got some extra attention!
The information and feedback gathered from that event encouraged us to further research the educational needs of school-aged children in our area.
We are excited to announce that an Education Initiative committee is now in place, dedicated to this program! Lucky Day will be collaborating with CARe again this year to present to local schools as well as the Hispanic community. Presentation and learning materials are currently being researched for these projects as well as for resources for children.
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“Children trained to extend justice, kindness, and mercy to animals become more just, 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, more valuable citizens.” ~National PTA Congress
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