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is dedicated to helping parents and their children understand
that pet ownership is a lifelong commitment to care for and love
an animal.  
Loving Marley will delight, teach, and guide young
readers and new pet owners as they are introduced to the
day-by-day joys and trials that adopting a family pet brings.  
Commitment, responsibility, and love are the cornerstones of
pet ownership and the recipe for a lifetime of fun with
our animal companions whether they are
feathered, furry or finned.
Federal & State Support for
Character & Humane Education
States that support Character Education:

  • Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Nebraska, New
    York, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah
    and Virginia mandate character education through legislation.

  • Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland,
    Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Washington, and West
    Virginia encourage character education through legislation.

    U.S. Department of Education,
    No Child Left Behind
    Character Education Partnership
The organization, HEART (Humane Education Advocates Reaching
, is helping schools comply with Humane Education laws in
existence in New York State   
  1. Section 809, enacted in 1947
  • requires publicly-funded elementary schools to provide instruction
    in the humane treatment and protection of animals (many
    educators in New York State are not aware that Section 809 exists).
  1. Project SAVE legislation (Safe Schools Against Violence in Education Act
  • which calls for instruction in character education in grades K - 12.

California 51540 Sec 233-233.5
Florida 233.09
Illinois (105 ILCS 5/27-13.1-14-15-18)
Louisiana 17:266
Maine Chapter 111-20 1221
Massachusetts Chapter 272 Sec 80G
New Hampshire Title 62, 644-Sec 8C
New Jersey Title 18A 18A:35-4.1 4.3
New York S 809 S 810
North Dakota 15-38-11
Oregon 336.067
Pennsylvania 15-1514
Washington RCW 28A.230.020
Wisconsin Chapter 14.16
States that may have humane education laws,
but statues have not yet been located.

Character & Humane Education Studies:
  • The Character Education Partnership’s studies have shown more than
    90% of Americans support Character Education in the classroom.
  • The Humane Society of the United States, 2001 survey, showed nine in
    ten Americans supported Humane Education and kindness to animals as
    subjects that should be incorporated into the basic Character Education
    lesson plan.

Federal Support of Character Education:
  • 2.8 million was awarded to 12 states for program development to teach
    values in the schools, US Department of Education gave the awards in
  • 24.8 million , 39 federal grants were being administered in 2003.

  • 2001 – “No Child Left Behind” Act (an education bill) included
    Partnerships in Character Education with the following benefits:
  • Funding to states that develop character education programs.
  • Development of a national center to serve as a clearinghouse for
    information regarding character education.
  • Funding for a study to discover where character education is
    being taught in U.S. Schools.
States that currently have
Humane Education Laws
in Existence
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