Teaching Children About Responsible Animal Care

Published June 17, 2013 by delia1979

Dogpaddling Through Life

Educating people about responsible care of companion animals is one thing we’re big on around here at Rumpydog.

So when our “anonymous friend” told us about how so many of the families she works with have pets that aren’t spayed or neutered, we put our thinking caps on. How can we spread that message?

The first thing we did is contact Olivia Melikhow at the ASPCA to ask about children’s books that are available.


And not only did she tell us about books the ASPCA has for sale, she sent a few for our friend to share.

Now our friend has a copy in her office, and she left the other copies in other places where children she works with have to wait (doctor’s office, interviewers, etc.).



We would like to do more to educate young people about responsible animal care. And we think we’re…

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