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*** Due to COVID-19, we have placed our powerpoint presentations on our website for ease of access for all to use. Please contact us if you would like us to present to your classes either in person or through video chat. Scroll to the bottom for more information. 


Madison county’s exclusive humane education outreach program for youth/teens/college and adults.

  • The home of “being kind to animals is way cool (3rd – 12th to adult) 
  • Planting the compassion seed for little sprouts” (pre-k – 2nd grade)




WRHA offers Humane Education Services including in-shelter tours, presentations, and on-site visits for:

    • School classrooms
    • Civic and church groups
    • Scout troops and badge merit programs
    • Special education groups
    • Nursing homes
    • Hospitals
    • Day cares
  • and much more

We can accompany your visit with a pet and a variety of hand-outs specifically designed to be age appropriate for a variety of animal welfare issues including, but not limited to,

  • Spay/Neuter
  • Shelter facts and stats
  • Overpopulation
  • Losing a pet
  • Donation drive ideas for animals
  • Community service 
  • Nurturing compassion for all ages

Special programs such as Character Education fill educational needs by providing teaching standards that meet educational laws in NYS schools.

Give Us a Call Today at: (315) 687-2796 to make an appointment or to find out more information about our many programs. 



You can also call us at (315) 697-2796


Humane Education PowerPoints and Resources

Click below to download our “Certificate of Kindness”

If you present this award, please send us a copy and we will post it in the shelter!

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Pre-school / Elementary – Level 1 Presentation


Link to Tails are Not for Pulling, read along video
(Credit – Kids Books and More):

Click here to access the printable worksheet.

Elementary – Level 2 Presentation


Link to Strange Dogs: Be SAFE – Dog Bite Prevention video (Credit – Good Dog in a Box):

Link to Dogs You Know: Be SAFE – Dog Safety video (Credit – Good Dog in a Box):

Link to Tails are Not for Pulling, read along video (Credit – Kids Books and More):

Middle / High School Presentation


Link to Patty’s Rescue: Incredible Recovery & Happy Ending for this Neglected Dog video (Credit – Ontario SPCA and Humane Society):

Link to Starving Pittie Transforms into the Bounciest Puppy video (Credit – The Dodo):

Link to How to Approach a Dog Safely (Credit – Union Lake Veterinary Hospital):