HELPING TEACHERS INSPIRE COMPASSION FOR ANIMALS, PEOPLE & THE ENVIRONMENT
- A fun way for kits to learn about the work that veterinarians do! During the game players will have the opportunity to treat dogs, cats, guinea pigs, birds and turtles while learning about each animal’s ailments, diagnostics, and treatments.
- This site will help you figure out if you’re ready for a dog, how to pick the right one for you and how to avoid supporting the cruel puppy mill industry. (A program of the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies).
- This comprehensive site calls itself a Kid’s Guide to Dog Care. It has plenty of information about choosing, caring for and training a dog. Lots of instructional videos, gift guides and teacher resources are included.
- This site from the Royal SPCA in Great Britain has lots of quizzes, drag and drop activities, videos, interactive stories and more. Different sections cover animals’ needs, pet care, finding the right home for animals, and other topics – all presented in a colourful and fun manner.
- Cats allowed outdoors face a host of hazards ranging from automobile accidents to poisoning to disease. Domestic cats, even those that are well fed, instinctively hunt birds and are responsible for killing millions of songbirds every day in North America.
- Each year Purina honours those cats and dogs that have proven themselves to be true pet heroes by recognizing them in their Animal Hall of Fame, one of the longest running pet programs in Canada. Read their stories or share your own – if you have or know of a pet that has helped save a life, send in your pet hero story. That special animal my be inducted to the Hall of Fame!
- It’s true that a pet can make your life better, and even less stressful. But you have to make sure you pick the right pet. Take this quiz from Discovery Kids to find out which pet might be best for you.
- This site was created by a 12 year who old wanted to help feed the hungry animals at her local animal shelter. It has a free, fun trivia game that earns food for shelter animals every day you play. It’s fast, easy, fun and educational! It may even inspire your students to create something similar here in Canada
- According to this site, 77% of dog bites come from the family dog or a friend’s dog. Some very useful resources for avoiding dog bites, including a powerful video, a poster and good information for reading dog body language.