One of our aims has always been to educate Maltese people about the meaning of responsible pet ownership. Since children are tomorrow`s citizens, we have always taken the opportunity to pass on to them our love of animals. In 1999 a number of Summer Schools accepted our invitation to visit the Sanctuary as part of their summer program, and since then our involvement has grown deeper.
`The Animal Awareness` Program in schools started in August 2001. Miss M.R. Mifsud invited a number of NGO`s involved in animal welfare (including The Island Sanctuary) to help with this project. Eventually, Animal Awareness Day – celebrated on 4th October – was formally established as part of the school calendar, and since then our representatives – Sylvia and Smokey, Gloria and Esmeralda and Claudia have visited many schools and shared our experience with them.