Calling All Friends! We Need a Helping Hand!

This school semester, as part of our Humane Education Program, a group of 10th graders from the German Rickehoff High School in Vieques will take part in an extraordinary, one of a kind project. Once a month from August to December students will develop a Pet Disaster Preparedness Campaign. Leading to a community outreach activity […]

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Summer of Fun with Humane Education

After a great and productive school year, the JUNTOS Humane Education Program returned this summer to bring joy, laughter and learning to the children of Vieques. We all know that for children summer brings the opportunity to break free from the classroom walls and enjoy the outdoors, run, play and simply have fun! Which is […]

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Pet Care Tour

Beginning on Monday May 5 and ending on May 7, Vieques had its first Pet Care Tour by JUNTOS. The JUNTOS Humane Education Program joined forces with the Isla Nena Animal Clinic and visited three public schools in Vieques to teach student how to be a responsible pet guardian and the importance of preventive medicine.  As […]

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Habitat Exhibit

As part of our Humane Education Program, we enjoy showing of our student’s work. Students from the María M. Simons School conducted an investigation about different animals of Puerto Rico. Their final assignment was to recreated their habitats to be exhibited on April 16 at the Vieques Conservation of Trust. They learned so much and […]

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Humane Education Fundraiser Graduation Event

Summing up these past months wasn’t easy. Although I did my best to share with JUNTOS and it’s supporters all that has been achieved, still there is much to tell. Some achievements can’t be put into words. In planning for the presentation students were motivated to work on their projects with more effort than usual […]

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Vieques MANTA

Having the chance to take MANTA to the animal shelter was exiting. I remember giving tours at the Humane Society in Guaynabo, every time it was a different experience, new animals, new students and variety of questions and stories from the visitors. I was sure this would be no different. We started off with a presentation of the history of the relationship of humans and animals. […]

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“I love animals” week at Miliví Center

The children enjoyed a week of fun activities, art, stories and lessons. We closed off the week with a “Tenderete” in which the children, teachers and assistants expressed their love for animals by creating their own T-shirts. They all did a great job. Some brought their pets. We had dogs, cats, chickens and even a […]

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“I protect animals” week at Playa Grande.

From first to sixth grade, students had their lessons on responsible pet ownership and the prevention of cruelty. Interesting topics were discussed with the older students. They spoke of important issues animals face today, such as animal fighting and horse cruelty. They were enthusiastic and interested in having further activities. Thank you for the warm […]

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Playa Grande Humane Education

Playa Grande Humane Education Class

When I first arrived at the Playa Grande School I took the time to observe quietly while kids played and zoomed by without acknowledging I was there. They yelled, ran, climbed, got in trouble and even chased an iguana across the yard. Nothing strange, just kids being kids. Actually it was great to see lively […]

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