‘Kids n’ Kittens’ a win-win program | HeraldTribune.com

Service-Learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.” ( National Service-Learning Clearinghouse )

Service Learning is an important part of education. Here’s one service learning project that we can certainly support. It integrates, humane education, civic responsibility, and a lot of fun!

The students earn credit for the time they spend caring for the kittens. The kittens receive early socialization to humans, and they avoid exposure to the upper respiratory infections that are rampant in many animal shelters and can cause lifelong damage to young cats.

The kittens are also more reliably taken for pediatric spay and neutering around the age of eight weeks, rather than being adopted out to caretakers who sometimes overlook that pivotal step. And animal shelters have more space, time and resources to devote to older animals.” via ‘Kids n’ Kittens’ a win-win program | HeraldTribune.com.