CARE’s Pet Responsibility Education Program (PREP)
The mission of CARE’s Pet Responsibility Education Program is to teach children to be safe around cats and dogs, to be responsible pet owners, and to help reduce pet overpopulation by advocating for spay/neuter in their communities.
PREP, adopted from Moore County’s Pet Responsibility Committee in 2013, is a six-week educational program designed for the 4th grade student. PREP serves 4th grade students in Chatham County Schools and Chatham Charter School. The curriculum has also been modified for 4H campers, YMCA Afterschool programs, kindergarten and high school students, new Habitat for Humanity homeowners, Girl Scouts and the Duke School summer program.
PREP emphasizes responsible pet care including nutritious food, fresh water, regular veterinary care, spay/neuter, safety around cats and dogs, and animal advocacy. Not only every student, but every individual in Chatham County can be a part of the solution to the pet overpopulation crisis.