Humane Education

Cuse Pit Crew is pleased to offer free humane education presentations in local schools and community centers. Given the prevalence of violence in society today, it is more crucial than ever to instill compassion, empathy, and tolerance in young people. Research in humane education suggests that children’s compassion towards animals is related to their empathy towards humans. Additionally, NYS Education Law (Article 17, Section 809) requires that elementary students be taught about the humane treatment of animals.

Cuse Pit Crew offers humane education lessons that are tailored to the specific grade levels and needs of the students. We offer lessons for grades Pre-K – 12 that focus on a variety of topics, including safe interactions with dogs, compassionate treatment of animals, the misconceptions about pit bulls, and the importance of spay and neuter. Each grade level has a series of three lessons that provide fun and interactive learning. As a culminating activity, we can also bring in a therapy dog to visit with the students and practice what they have learned!

See the available lesson plans in our brochure, here.



  • Build traits in children such as empathy, kindness, tolerance, respect for others and personal responsibility
  • Engage students’ interest in learning through lessons that support positive interactions with animals and people
  • Encourage self-discovery and critical thinking, while developing leadership skills to put compassion into action

If you are a school or community/nonprofit organization and are interested in setting up a time for a representative from Cuse Pit Crew to present a humane education workshop, please:

1) Download our Humane Ed Brochure to select from available classes.
2) Download and complete our Cuse Pit Crew Humane Education Workshop Request Form, and email it to

If you are a business and are interested in financially supporting our Humane Education program, please contact us.

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