People & Animals Learning (PAL)
PAL is a nationally recognized empathy-building program developed by the Wisconsin Humane Society in 1993. After PAL’s twenty years of success at the Milwaukee Campus, the PAL program expanded to the Ozaukee Campus in the summer of 2012 with great success! Teachers, social workers and mentors nominate underserved students between the ages of 10 and 13 in the Port Washington and Saukville communities to participate in this empathy-building, summer program. Under the supervision of WHS experts, each child works in a team to train a shelter dog to become a well-mannered companion for an adopting family. Children also socialize adoptable cats and learn about various humane topics.
PAL helps children gain experience in responsibility, teamwork and caring for others by working with animals. Being a “PAL” kid can help children develop self-esteem, feel the joy of achievement, learn to nurture, cooperate and socialize - all of which contribute to building empathy. Please call 262-988-5947 or email email@example.com for more information about the PAL Program.
If you know a child who would benefit from the Wisconsin Humane Society’s PAL program, please print out the application and have a teacher, social worker or other educator (non-relative) in the child’s life fill out the application. Send it to the Wisconsin Humane Society Ozaukee Campus, Attn: PAL Program, 630 W Dekora Street, Saukville, WI 53080 or fax 262-377-4811.
Click here to view the PAL Program brochure.