How it works:
1. Select a Gift
Your £150 gift has printed 80 books aimed at educating children to the benefits of treating animals kindly. This effort is focused for use in the countries we work, such as Romania, Greece, Cyprus and Bosnia, and is part of our schools programme.
To dedicate your gift to a friend or loved-one with a personalised gift card please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your order number and message.
Wild at Heart Foundation delivers your card (either to you if requested or your recipient) and your Inspired Gift to the dogs and our projects which are in the greatest need.
Why your gift is important
We believe that teaching children to care for and respect animals from an early age can have wider beneficial consequences for both animals and society as a whole. Encouraging empathy and respect for living things is important for ensuring young people integrate effectively with society.
Many countries in which we work have no policies or regulations that protect animals. In these countries animals in general are not that highly regarded among people. The concept of animal welfare and rights is seen as a new phenomenon. For centuries, animals have been considered as commodities and source of income. It is a generational issue. Children grow up seeing their parents and other relatives abusing animals and no one cares at all.
Animals play important roles in all our lives, and children seem to have a natural affinity for animals. The nature of their relationships with animals and the natural world are important in shaping their overall attitudes and beliefs.
Childhood is a time when one`s character is being formed, therefore by explaining what it means to be human by examining our relationships to other creatures, we can help stop animal cruelty before it starts.