For Immediate Release
WHS Contact: Michelle Pintar
Phone: (414) 431-6104
Task Force Contact: Amy Venables O'Neil
Phone: (414) 276-1911
Hit Your Dog?!
– There's an exciting new partnership
with the Wisconsin Humane Society and The Task Force
on Family Violence of Milwaukee, Inc. aimed at strengthening
relationships within families, and it occurs July
18 at 4:30 p.m.! Building Humane Families is a seven-week
program held at the Wisconsin Humane Society that
targets both two-legged and four-legged members
of the family.
Families is a proactive effort to promote positive
parenting and educate children about developing
healthy relationships with others. As valued members
of the family, animals play a vital role in the
program by helping to promote important messages
of empathy and kindness. Families are referred by
social service agencies; there is no charge for
participants and transportation and child care are
provided if needed.
Building Humane Families
July 18, 2005
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Wisconsin Humane Society
4500 W. Wisconsin Ave. , Milwaukee
Building Humane Families promotes positive parenting
and educates children about developing healthy relationships
with all living beings.
· Studies show those who are abused as a
child are more likely to be abusive as adults. Studies
also show there is a link between animal abuse and
human violence. See first-hand the process of teaching
positive parenting and developing healthy relationships
by utilizing the assistances of animals.
· Photo opportunities of children in action
as they work with animals.