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"Lessons of kindness" for schoolchildren to be given in Penza animal shelter

14:04 | 09.11.2017 | Society

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Penza, 9 November 2017. PenzaNews. Starting December, representatives of the centre for homeless animals "Pitomets", which has operated in Penza during 3 years, will give "lessons of kindness" for schoolchildren.

"Lessons of kindness" for schoolchildren to be given in Penza animal shelter

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As Darya Malysheva, staff member of the centre, told PenzaNews school pupils of different age will be able to take part in such events.

"We will be telling them how our centre operates, what kind of animals and with what kind of wounds get there," the interlocutor explained.

She noted that guests of the centre "Pitomets" will be involved in its work – they will be suggested to walk the dogs and to help with taking care of the cats.

According to Darya Malysheva, at least one class visits the animal shelter every week but in the future it is planned that such work with the young generation should become more systematic.

"Many older children visit the centre on their own, some of them come with their parents. Response from such activities is obvious," the interlocutor stressed.

Darya Malysheva added that usually the initiative to visit the centre comes from supervising teachers or parents of schoolchildren.

"When teachers express willingness to visit the centre, we discuss the time. Before that, school pupils collect all kind of material items that can help. There are classes that have visited us for a long time. They even ask for our donation boxes to bring them to school fairs. They make postcards, sell them and then give us the money," she said.

The centre's staff member added that on weekends teenagers from nearby homes provide considerable support to the shelter by taking care of the animals.

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