Max the Shelter Dog Helps Teach Animal Welfare

September 20th, 2011
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With the awareness and crackdown on illegal dog fighting, education about the horrendous act is now being taught in schools. Humane education and compassion for animals curriculum is about awareness of how dogs are treated in dog fights and that it is illegal. Also, kids learn about the overpopulated animal shelters and what happens to many of the dogs that go without being adopted.

Max, the Shelter Dog is a book that is used to teach humane education. It is about a dog whose owner decides to surrender him to an animal shelter. Children read about Max’s journey through the shelter system from a dog’s point-of-view. During Max’s journey, kids learn about several other dogs, Goliath, Rusty, Mary and other dogs and what happens to them.

“Max, the Shelter Dog,” by Nicole Rivera can be purchased on

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