Through the Education program, we aim to achieve our goal by reaching out to the community through educational presentations in your school or venue, or by providing shelter tours. We can offer presentations for all ages and audiences, such as:
- Animal Communication- How Cats & Dogs Behave (ages 6-12)
- Kind vs. Cruel- Proper Treatment of Animals (ages 5-10)
- Shelter Helper- Raising Awareness of Adopting a Pet (ages 8-12)
We have been offering tours to children since April 1998. Shelter tours give children an opportunity to visit and learn about the Brampton Animal Shelter and responsible pet ownership. The educator ensures that the visitors interact with the animals in a controlled and safe manner. Everyone is given an opportunity to pet the animals and ask questions. Each child is given a “goodie bag” with a dog safety colouring book, animal stickers and informative pamphlets. Shelter tours may be scheduled on weekdays. Please contact the animal shelter with booking inquiries.
Site visits to schools, daycares, career fairs & community groups by a shelter representative are also available. The presentation topics vary widely depending upon the group demographic and interests. Some examples include dog bite prevention, responsible pet ownership, lost & found animals, living harmoniously with wildlife, and so on. The educator may bring an animal with them provided there are no allergic children in the group (please make the educator aware when booking your visit).
The shelter participates in various community events by way of an information booth with a display board and handouts. A shelter representative is on site to answer citizen inquiries and to educate the public about the services we provide. We have been seen at fall fairs, holiday celebrations such as Canada Day, Pet Expo’s and fundraisers just to name a few.
Various pamphlets and handouts are available at the shelter, covering topics from animal behaviour to problems with wildlife. You may phone or email us with your inquiries; many information sheets can be sent to you through email. And of course, you can always visit the shelter!