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Pets in the Classroom Study: Phase I Findings Report

The Pet Care Trust has awarded a grant to American Humane to conduct research on Phase I of the two-phase “Pets in the Classroom” study, which seeks to quantify the educational value of classroom pets for schoolchildren. The researchers concluded in the first phase that having a pet in the classroom has real educational, leadership, and character-building value and can teach children important values like compassion, empathy, respect, and responsibility for other living things.

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