"To educate our people, and especially our children, to humane attitudes and actions toward living things is to preserve and strengthen our national heritage and the moral values we champion in the world."


-John Fitzgerald Kennedy, President of the United States

Class with Cuinn, the dog
Most programs used by GCHE are not proprietary. National Humane Organizations have developed a wealth of available programs at little or no cost. Listed below are some of our favorite resources for Humane Ed Programming. Be sure to check back often as we update this page.
Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)

Lesson plans focused on Puppy Mills: From Nose to Tail | The Humane Society of the United States - Free lesson plans and books for elementary school-age children.
HSUS Shelter/Rescue Division, Humane Pro - Humane Education website.

Humane Themed Programs from National Organizations

National organizations that make humane-themed programs available for parents, teachers, or volunteers to use:

Organizations that Provide Training to Become a Humane Educator

These organizations provide training to become a Humane Educator: 

Other Humane Organizations to Know About


  • SPOT Stopping Pet Overpopulation Together — Lists most of Georgia's rescue organizations.
  • SpayGeorgia — Low-cost spay/neuter information.
  • Ahimsa House — Helping pets & people in domestic violence cases.
  • Atlanta Rescue Dog Cafe — The Atlanta Rescue Dog Cafe is a humane education non-profit with a unique mission: to contribute to the well-being of Atlanta's pets and people to improve human-animal interactions, reduce the incidence of animal cruelty and relieve the strain on local animal shelters.


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