For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Michelle Pintar
Phone: (414) 431-6104
the “Magic” Between Children and Dogs
– What happens when you bring children
and dogs together? At the Wisconsin Humane Society,
nothing less than magic happens. The bond between
children and dogs allows the youth to teach the
canines how to sit, go down and walk nicely on a
leash through WHS' People and Animals Learning (PAL)
Program. Twelve youth at-risk will demonstrate their
bond with their new friends at the PAL graduation
on Friday, August 11 at noon.
Friday, August 11, 2006
Noon to 1 p.m.
Wisconsin Humane Society
4500 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53208
Twelve at-risk youth, ages 10 to 13, will
graduate from the violence prevention PAL Program
and show off their newly learned dog training skills
including teaching dogs how to sit, go down and
heel to parents and friends.
children gain an increased sense of self worth,
develop compassion and learn the importance of success
through positive means.
PAL is a nationally recognized violence prevention
program developed by the Wisconsin Humane Society
in 1993. At-risk Milwaukee-area youth are nominated
by their teacher or social workers to participate