Education and community outreach services.
“Animal welfare is not just about finding homes for unwanted dogs, cats and the occasional bunny. It’s about identifying the needs of the community and implementing resources, programs and education for the wellbeing and safety of humans and animals alike.” — Lynda Stein
Under the direction of Wishbone’s Education Coordinator Lynda Stein, Wishbone reaches out to schools and other organizations and groups, educating people about the importance of safe animal care and housing.
Recognizing how we treat animals is a reflection of how we treat each other, and the direct correlation between human violence and animal violence, Lynda created the program Kids, Critters & Compassion. It is an age-appropriate program for schoolchildren teaching kindness, animal care and safety around animals. In the hope of reaching even just one child to help break the cycle of violence in their home or community, we touch on abuse and neglect and even dog fighting. Alarmingly, children are sometimes in the audience, being exposed to this vicious, illegal activity that promotes indifference to violence, pain and suffering.
To learn more, contact Lynda Stein at 269-455-5247.