Community Programs

School/Community Programs

The Michiana Humane Society is committed to providing education and outreach programming to all segments of our community.

To promote humane treatment of animals and provide community members information regarding pet care, safety, and the well-being benefits of having pets, we provide informative and instructional programs for school children and adults.

Our school programs feature an interactive presentation focusing on the value and purpose of our shelter and the benefits of pet adoption, proper pet choices and animal safety. Students engage interactively while learning how to respect and approach an unfamiliar dog.

Education Volunteer, Cathy Albrecht designed the program and presents it in schools. Cathy and her late therapy dog, Abby, were honored by the American Kennel Club with an award for Canine Excellence (ACE), a national recognition for their contributions and service as a therapy team. Today Cathy does educational programs with her certified therapy team of Chance, a long coat Chihuahua certified both for therapy and as a service dog, and Po, also a Chihuahua currently in training.

Presentations for adult groups include a multi-media presentation covering the outstanding health benefits derived by pet ownership. We also welcome groups into the shelter for tours and presentations. Students have the opportunity to meet some of our shelter pets while learning about proper animal behavior around animals end up in shelters.

We are pleased to make these programs available to all members of the community. For additional information, or to schedule a program please contact Maggie Burgdorf at maggie@michianahumanesociety.org.