International Spay/Neuter Network (ISNN) strives to teach both young and old about responsible pet care, and the needs of animals in general. In 2010, with a grant from the Parks Foundation, 1000 “Caring For” books were purchased to provide information on the proper care of dogs, cats, and horses. ISNN has partnered with the Montego Bay Rotary, Animalcare Veterinary Hospital and several local veterinarians, to distribute books to libraries and children attending summer camps.
During each Community Spay/Neuter Clinic, we include a humane education component, and for the older children we focus on the issues of pet overpopulation. Teens are given a tour of the clinic and an opportunity for some hands-on pet care training. For the younger children we incorporate games, arts and crafts, and photography, with the aim of inspiring compassion for all animals.
If you enjoy working with children and would like to help with our Humane Education Program, we would love to hear from you, so please contact us.
No matter where you live, you can help create a more compassionate society by educating others about the needs of animals and the benefits of spaying and neutering. It can be as simple as posting a link on your blog or Facebook page, or as involved as implementing a humane education program in your own community. Education is an essential component in the effort to improve the welfare of animals.