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6 Feb 2010

Compassion in three words: 5th graders learn kindness toward animals

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February 6, 2010 Category: Local Posted by:

A 5th grade class at John Wister Elementary School is sharing what they’ve learned from a humane education program with the help of some PAWS dogs! Claire Tillman, Citizens for a No-Kill Philadelphia’s Director of Humane Education, developed the program and has visited the classroom with Allison Lamond, PAWS’ Adoption Center manager, and other volunteers monthly since September.

 

They will continue through the end of the school year.

 

They have brought their adopted PAWS dogs for hands-on teaching about pit bulls, the need for adoption vs. buying pets, and how to properly approach a dog. They have also taught the students about puppy mills, animal cruelty, and treating animals with care and compassion.

 

Teacher Lindsay Brown made a video of the students’ assignment: to encapsulate what they learned in three words. Their messages are simple, powerful, and inspirational, and it is clear that this program has made a profound impact. Congratulations to them, and to Lindsay, Claire, Allison, Kim, and Sara for teaching such important lessons!

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Our good friends at Devil’s Alley Bar and Grill and Smokin’ Betty’s are once again presenting the dog-lovers’ soiree like no other!

 

5th Annual Puppy Love Valentine’s Party

Saturday, February 13, 6-9 PM.

Jefferson Alumni Hall, 1020 Locust Street, Philadelphia

Tickets: $35 per person. (Dog admission is free!)

Includes:

appetizers from Devil’s Alley and Smokin’ Betty’s

Cocktails

Live music

Doggie bags

Silent auction

Dog games, contests, and more!

 

Bring the one you really love or meet adoptable PAWS dogs looking to make a love connection! Proceeds benefit PAWS’ efforts to save Philadelphia’s homeless, abandoned, and unwanted animals.

 

Tickets are available:

At Devil’s Alley: 1907 Chestnut Street

At Smokin’ Betty’s: 116 S. 11th Street (at Sansom Street)

At PAWS: 100 N. 2nd Street (at Arch Street)

By phone: 215-751-0707 or 215-922-6500

 

Cats need love, too! Of course, if feline love is what you’re looking for, we have dozens of wonderful cats and kittens looking for their forever Valentines at our adoption center. We’re open seven days a week on the corner of 2nd & Arch. Come meet your match!

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