Blue Ridge Humane Society loves going out into the community and talking to people about what we do!
Whether it be having an adoption event at your place of business, tabling at festivals, or stopping by an assisted living facility with dogs from the shelter, we greatly appreciate the opportunity to pay a visit to your event or organization.
Ever been in a room full of children when a puppy walks in? The amount of joy that fills the room could blow the roof off!
The more time children spend with animals, the more they begin to understand that animals are not only cute but that they require food, shelter, water, and most importantly, love. During this time children begin to understand that animals have feelings–the same feelings they themselves have. When they understand this, they then begin to understand that animals share similar needs. With that, a strong lifelong bond has begun. Fostering that bond at a very young age instills further empathy and compassion towards animals as well as the world around them.
Would you like us to visit to your class or organization with an educational presentation OR do you know a group who’d like to come out and tour the shelter? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reading to the Rescue!
Reading to Shelter animals provides children with a safe, nonjudgmental environment to practice their reading skills and receive much needed support. In turn, being read to by children provides Shelter animals with a safe, soothing environment to practice their social skills and receive some much needed calming attention.
Reading to the Rescue! is a program that encourages the unique friendship between young readers and Shelter animals. Children between the ages of 6-14 are invited to come out to the Shelter and practice reading aloud to our cats or dogs.
We also take Reading to the Rescue! on the road. If you would like dogs from our Shelter to visit your school or organization with Reading to the Rescue! contact email@example.com.
Studies done by Tufts University suggest that…
“Human-animal interactions can make the learning process more comfortable and enjoyable for children.”
“Autistic children who were put in contact with an animal demonstrated increased use of language and had improved social interactions while with the animal.”