Save a Dog and Kids
Established June 1998 by Denise De Vynck, Founder, Board President and Director, Save A Dog & Kids Inc. has one main purpose to achieve: Teaching our youth appreciation, compassion and responsibility for God's creations.
Save A Dog &
Kids Inc. gives kids of ages 12 to 18 opportunities to care for, train
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Save a Dog
& Kids Inc. was founded because we feel a tremendous responsibility
Save A Dog & Kids program includes plans to build a Save A Dog & Kids Ranch where kids and teens can come to work with the orphaned and abandoned animals. Adult volunteers, experienced in child welfare, animal care and related fields, will help the kids learn the value of caring for a loving animal, the responsibilities that come with it, and the gift of selfless compassion. Other plans are in the works to produce a Kids-Hosted TV program about all the wonderful things dogs do for people. We hope to involve many professionals who have a strong dream to work with animals and kids, and who know that kids could benefit from such a program.
In a world of growing violence and self-indulgence, more and more of our youth are becoming desensitized to the suffering of others. Save A Dog & Kids, Inc. gives our youth and their families an opportunity to give the care needed by helpless, innocent and loving creatures, and feel the joy and satisfaction of giving of themselves. The program teaches our youth responsibility, appreciation for God's creations, and unconditional love. Our society throws away pets by the millions every year into shelters that are forced to euthanize the majority of them. By showing our younger generation that it is acceptable to walk away from the responsibility of a dependent life, and that it is acceptable as a nation to continue breeding, selling, buying, throwing away and killing these creatures, we are telling our youth there is no value to Living Things. The most dangerous consequence of these kinds of behaviors is that we are teaching our youth to have no regard for life. Research into America's abuse problem supports this in a frightening way. Our program can prevent this chain of abuse.
Save A Dog & Kids, Inc. has been able to find loving homes for over 600 discarded dogs since its establishment in July of 1999 as a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization with the help of volunteer foster families, volunteer trainers who worked for a discount, volunteers to help at adoptions, teens earning scouting badges, teens doing community service hours and teens who just love helping animals and wanted to participate in our Kids Program. We have not only saved wonderful pets that would have been euthanized senselessly, but we have given over 500 families who adopted these loving dogs, and all the hundreds of kids and volunteers who helped care for, train and place them, the gift of love and appreciation for helpless but valuable life. What better way to teach compassion to our children? Save A Dog & Kids Inc. has plans to expand our program into Utah schools, kids' programs that need positive activities and other facilities for kids. There is much to be done if we are to slow down this wasteful killing of these beautiful creations of God, to teach our youth the value of life, and to slow down the growing acceptance of violence. Save A Dog & Kids Inc. has many plans for programs that will give our youth opportunities to want to save lives instead of senselessly taking them.
Denise Devynck, Founder
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What is Save A Dog & Kids Program about?
PAWSITIVE PRAISE FOR PEACE!
Were you aware that donations for Charity and Youth Programs in 2002/2003 are so low that not only food, clothes and necessities are needed, but all After School Programs for Homeless and Under-priviledged kids have been cut. Federal research on Anti-gang, Anti-drugs, Anti-violence and Anti-juvenile delinquency states that the most successful deterants are After School Programs with positive activities for kids. Kids commit most of the crimes during the hours after school. Help us bring positive activities to the underpriviledged kids Youth Programs,YMCA After School Programs, Youth Detention Centers and other youth facilities all over the US.
A HUMANE EDUCATION TODAY, YIELDS A MORE COMPASSIONATE SOCIETY TOMORROW
In our program kids learn compassion, responsibility and service through helping train and care for homeless puppies. They learn the benefits of positive praise and the rewarding satisfaction of training a helpless puppy. They gain confidence, self esteem and many more values that will help them in their lives. What a perfect match: Kids and Dogs!
Donations, volunteers and sponsors are desperately needed.
Santa's Doggie Wish List
EDUCATORS FOR ANIMALS TEAM MEETING EVERY MONDAY EVENING TO DESIGN A CAMPAIGN OF RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNERSHIP
JOIN A FUN TEAM OF ANIMAL LOVERS
COME WITH US TO SCHOOLS TO EDUCATE KIDS AND GET THEM INVOLVED IN PUPPY TRAINING
HELP US GET THE NEEDED EDUCATION OUT TO UTAH FAMILIES THAT SO DESPERATELY NEED IT!
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