Humane Educational Society Receives Grant From Pedigree Foundation

Friday, January 24, 2014

The Humane Educational Society  has received a $20,400 grant from the Pedigree Foundation. The grant will allow the organization to create a training program that will enhance the adoptability of canines waiting for their forever homes. 

Officials said, "Many of the dogs that enter the shelter would greatly benefit from training.

Animals are surrendered each year to shelters across the country due to unwanted behavior.   

 

"The goal is to teach staff, volunteers, and students how to teach animals basic good manners. We also plan on holding classes to teach adopters basic animal handling skills and to answer questions and concerns about their new adopted pet. We will offer free classes for people that adopt animals from our adoption center. This will decrease the number of animals returned to the center for behavior problems. In future plans, we will offer the public training classes to enhance the human-animal bond between owner and their pet."

 

 "We receive no federal or state funding," says Bob Citrullo, executive director of the Humane Educational Society. "It's only with generous support from the community that we can provide care and medical treatment to homeless, abandoned, abused, sick, and neglected animals."


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