Educate and Rescue
A Cause 4 Paws, we offer a variety of programs that nurture the empathy inherent in every child. Our volunteers teach them to appreciate, respect and help animals, whether companion, wild or farm. Simply put, humane education fosters empathy in individuals for all living beings on the earth.
The value of humane education
Research supports the value of humane education. A 1997 study by Northeastern University and the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals found that over a 20-year period, a group of individuals who had abused animals as youths were five times more likely as the non-abusers to commit violent crimes, four times more likely to commit property crimes and three times more likely to have drug or disorderly conduct offenses.
Our programs include group and classroom visits, and mentoring students working on special projects. Through these programs we inform young people about issues that animals face, and empower them to make a difference in their communities.