SPCA Israel has launched a website for children, rich in content from the animal world
The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Israel proudly announces the launching of a Children’s Internet Site, which includes information about the SPCA, its activities and the animals in its care. There is material on the animals up for adoption, along with news, enriching articles and video clips both from the animal world and on environmental issues, as well as an online magazine, comics series and games.
In the belief that educating the future generation is the key to producing a more ethical society, exhibiting tolerance and a humane approach to animals, the SPCA has been running a Department of Humanistic Education for many years, operating hundreds of educational activities annually for children and youth. The SPCA Children’s Website, which will operate alongside the SPCA website, is a direct extension of our strong connection with the young generation and constitutes a further platform for raising awareness and conveying important messages regarding animal welfare.
The new website, designed for children from the age of seven, includes content on the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Israel, its various departments, and the animals cared for under its auspices. These include dogs and cats awaiting adoption, horses and donkeys undergoing rehabilitation, and animals in the Petting Corner. There are articles and video clips covering animal rescue operations, varied news clips, moving stories, as well as enriching articles from the animal world. There are an online newspaper, articles regarding responsible adoption and tips for school assignments, as well as a special section dedicated to environmental issues with articles on global warming, pollution of our beaches and tips about water and electricity conservation and recycling. In addition to all the above, the website includes book recommendations, two comic strips (“Izzy” by Dovi Keich and “The Three Brothers” by Itamar Daube), amusing short films from the internet starring animals, and links to games.
According to Hilma Shmoshkovitz, Chairperson (Volunteer) of the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Israel, “We are very proud of our new website for children, the first of its kind in Israel. The website provides rich, user-friendly information in a straight forward manner, which is particularly important in this age, when children and youth are exposed to limitless information which is not always suitable to their age group”.
In honor of the launching of the new website, a contest with prizes will be held on the SPCA Facebook page. We invite you to surf to the new Children’s Website to take part in the activity.