Outreach and Education
Hopalong & Second Chance Animal Rescue are committed to educating people of all ages about the needs of pets, humane treatment, bite prevention and spay/neuter programs in order to promote kind and caring behavior and attitudes towards animals. We are also involved in community initiatives and collaborations that promote proactive strategies to reducing pet overpopulation.
Our community programs include humane education:
What is Humane Education?
Humane education teaches people how to accept and fulfill their responsibility to companion animals. It teaches people to understand the consequences of irresponsible behavior and finally, humane education encourages the value of all living things.
Hopalong believes that everyone can learn to live compassionately. We work with teachers, student groups, after school programs, parents, pet stores, vet clinics and more to help spread this message. We are happy to work with you and your specific needs- along with our pre-made programs and lesson plans, we can tailor the message of compassion and responsibility in order to form a partnership with your organization.
What can Hopalong offer your classroom?
Hopalong offers free humane education programming in the East Bay and beyond. We can schedule class visits to your school and present lessons to students from Kindergarten to 12th grade. The lessons are standard aligned and address recommended character education values.
We offer single-session lessons as well as multi-unit lessons. Presentations are 15-30 minutes for younger children and 45-60 minutes for older students. All lessons can be adjusted to your classroom schedule and current curriculum needs.
Why is humane education important to your students?
Humane education programs play a critical role in promoting the welfare of animals and people in our community. Our programs encourage youth to develop and express attitudes of compassion, kindness and respect for all living things. Humane education has been shown to be a critical tool in preventing violence to both animals and people.
Getting Hopalong to you is simple!
Just contact us today and someone will be in touch with you within 2 business days (but probably sooner!).
In past years, our education program reached over 500 school age children!
By increasing awareness about the problems of pet over-population, spay/neuter and other relevant programs and sharing the stories of many animals available for adoption in our community, we hope that many more of our furry friends will find loving, permanent homes.