Jedward and Rosanna Davison launch 'My Dog Ate It' with Oscar and Ryan Dowling and some unruly rescue puppies.
How many teachers have heard this old excuse, “my dog ate my homework”? But, a good excuse for not handing in your homework is something we hope schools around the country will embrace in raising awareness about animal welfare and the work of the ISPCA.
‘My Dog Ate It’ is a homework pass for one piece of homework (not coursework). Each pass costs €2.00 with the funds going directly to rehabilitate animals in the ISPCA’s care and this event can be organised at any time in October or November 2013.
The ISPCA works closely with schools as education is paramount to furthering our aims in preventing cruelty, neglect and abuse to animals in Ireland. We hope to engage a new generation of children who will be responsible for animal welfare in the future.
The ISPCA welcome school visits to our National Animal Centre so students can see first-hand how they can make a difference and, where possible, for our Inspectors to visit schools and talk about our work. Your school can make a huge difference in preventing animal cruelty and this new initiative would also be an ideal project for an LCVP, TY or CSPE class to roll out as part of their curriculum activities.
ISPCA Ambassador Rosanna Davison said: “As a huge animal lover, I have enjoyed working with the ISPCA over the past 6 years and I fully support their new campaign, 'My Dog Ate It'. It is a brilliant initiative aimed at raising animal welfare awareness amongst schoolchildren, and hopefully encouraging them to become more interested in the important work carried out by the ISPCA. I'm delighted to be a part of this campaign”.
“The school children of today are the future of this country and the ISPCA takes every opportunity to engage with students and highlight the importance of high standards of animal welfare” said ISPCA Chief Inspector Conor Dowling. This campaign is a fun way of raising awareness in the country’s schools of the work that we do and hopefully raising some much needed funds along the way. The timing of this launch is particularly appropriate given that next week is world animal week”.