Humane Education Learning Program (HELP)
An interactive and service-oriented approach to meeting the needs of homeless animals.
· Nursery to college-aged youth
· Youth groups, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Eagle Scouts to attain their pet badges
· Synagogues and churches
· Civic organizations
· Veterinarian and vet technician students
· Animal law students
Our H.E.L.P. lessons help raise awareness of the plight of shelter animals. Students learn why animals end up in shelters, solutions to solving this problem and how they can help. In addition, our goal is to encourage them to collect much-needed donated blankets and other comfort items for shelter animals.
Children of all ages learn so much with our interactive classes, taught by myself and Ginger, a certified pet therapy dog.
We can arrange a private tour at shelters for children so that they may bring their donated items and place them in the kennels, experiencing first-hand how a simple blanket makes the animal feel safe, secure, warm and comfortable. They learn that this increases the animals’ chances of being adopted.
Additionally, H.E.L.P. lessons provides a sense of compassion, community spirit and teamwork during the lessons, collections and fundraisers. Students achieve a feeling of accomplishment while developing the good character traits of responsibility and discipline. They also gain new confidence while developing leadership, organizational and public speaking skills while learning how their actions can make a positive difference.
These lessons have been proven to be a long-term solution to pet abuse, neglect and abandonment.
H.E.L.P. Curriculum Topics:
· Respect and Be Kind to Animals
· Pet Care and Responsibility (How to Keep Your Pet Healthy and Happy)
· Promoting Compassion for All Living Creatures
· Why So Many Animals End Up in Shelters
· Animal and Human Bonding
· How to Help Homeless Animals
· Animal Emotions
· Help Local Shelters and Rescue Groups
· Importance of Spaying and Neutering.
· Shelter Overpopulation
· Puppy Mills
· Promoting “Adoption is the Best Option”
· What is Animal Cruelty?
Synagogue Mitzvah Project
Many Bar/Bat Mitzvah students choose OBOL for their “Mitzvah Project.” These children love dogs and cats and want to help save the lives of homeless animals that have no voice. These students do a collection drive and OBOL dispenses the items to shelters and rescue groups, as needed.
Many synagogues also choose to do a Mitzvah Project and collection drive, even opting to include our interactive Humane Education Learning Program (H.E.L.P.) to kick off their collection drive.
OBOL Pet Clubs
This is a great opportunity for children of all ages who love animals, make a contribution to their community. Some may even be thinking of a career with animals. Pet Clubs promote animal kindness, supports animal rights and "Adoption is the Best Option." It is a fun-filled club dedicated to help eliminate homeless animals through volunteer work, events and fundraising.
Our goal is to increase appreciation and respect for animals, promote care, compassion and lifelong humane ethics for all living creatures. The members of the club will make a big difference in the lives of homeless animals!
Adopt An OBOL Youth Ambassador
We choose children from 9 to 21 years of age to represent OBOL. They must exhibit compassion and a love of animals and do well in school. Youth Ambassadors speak at schools and to youth groups, participate at pet expos and adoption events.
Please call our office at 818-402-6586 to make arrangements for our The Humane Education Learning Program (H.E.L.P.)