The San Diego Humane Society and Pro Kids Partner to Provide Humane Education and Animal Training to Under-served Children in City Heights
12:33 PM, Wednesday, February 22
The San Diego Humane Society and SPCA has teamed up with Pro Kids, The First Tee of San Diego, to provide Humane Education through animal enrichment to under-served, low-income children. Project TRUST (Teaching Respect Using Sympathy and Training) is an after-school program which provides Humane Education and hands-on animal training. It gives the children a positive and educational after-school activity, while also providing weekly enrichment and socialization for the animals as they await adoption.

“Project TRUST is designed to teach children to have compassion and respect for all living things, starting at a young age,” says Annie Petersen, Education Manager for the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA. “Exposing them to animals and developing that respect early on has a substantial, life-long impact and builds a more compassionate society, which makes programs like Project TRUST so essential.”

“Teaming up with the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA for Project TRUST is a natural fit for Pro Kids. It is part of our mission to teach compassion and respect to young people. We are grateful for the opportunity to extend those lessons to include our animal friends” says Felipe Salazar, Program Manager for Pro Kids.

WHEN: February 22 – March 9, 2012

WHERE: Pro Kids
4085 52nd Street
San Diego, CA 92105

About the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA: As the longest running non-profit in San Diego County, the San Diego Humane Society’s scope of social responsibility goes beyond adopting animals. The Humane Society offers San Diegans a wide range of programs and services that strengthen the human-animal bond, prevent cruelty/neglect and educate the community on the humane treatment of animals.

About Pro Kids, The First Tee of San Diego: The Pro Kids mission is to challenge underserved youth to excel in life by promoting character development, life-skills, and values through education and the game of golf. The organization aims to be a leader in providing opportunity and hope through positive life-changing experiences to underserved youth in San Diego County.

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