Wisconsin Puppy Mill Project, a 501(c)3 organization, in collaboration
with the Sheboygan County Humane Society, recently donated children's
books to the Sheboygan Area School District's (SASD) elementary
schools, as well as the Early Learning Center. The donated books were
selected by each school's media specialist from a list provided to
Susan Kuck, SASD's media chair.
On March 2, 10:15
- 11:45 a.m. Louise Hansen, community education and outreach
coordinator for the Sheboygan County Humane Society (SCHS) will read
the books that were chosen by Sarah Lutze, James Madison Elementary
School's media specialist, to students at James Madison.
mission of the Wisconsin Puppy Mill Project is to educate the public
about puppy mills, to prevent cruelty to animals, to foster
understanding of responsible pet acquisition and ownership and to
promote adoption of homeless companion animals. The mission of the
Sheboygan County Humane Society is the prevention of cruelty to
animals, the relief of suffering among animals and the extension of
To that end, the books were
chosen for the poignant manner in which they deal with safety when
approaching dogs, what life in an animal shelter is like, what puppy
mills are all about, the physical and psychological needs of pets, the
responsibilities of pet ownership and the positive impact that loving a
companion animal can have on an individual. The books may be used to
initiate discussions among students at all levels and to peak their
interest to further explore the world of companion animals.
children in elementary schools today are the pet owners of tomorrow.
Helping them to better understand the commitment and proper care needed
for pets, as well as the huge numbers of homeless animals all across
our nation, at this level of their development, will insure that they
make informed and responsible decisions in the future.
from the Community Education and Outreach program of the Sheboygan
County Humane Society are available to groups throughout Sheboygan
County for presentations and to facilitate discussions on all of the
above topics. For more information, contact SCHS at 458-2012.