HEART educators regularly talk about animal rescue and adoption with the kids in our programs. In fact, we made a whole video about animal shelters for educators to use with young kids. But talking about the millions of cats and dogs who are homeless can feel a bit overwhelming. That’s why we started a new series of animal rescue videos that focus on the life of one dog or cat, to show students the stories behind the rescue.
In our first video, we meet Brooke, Dave and their dog Luca, a deaf pit bull and certified therapy dog. Brooke and Luca have even visited with HEART students!
In this short clip, perfect for educators to use in the classroom, Brooke and Dave talk about how they met Luca, their experience caring for a special needs dog, and how adopting Luca inspired them to start speaking up for pit bulls through their organization Bruised Not Broken.
Thank you to Brooke, Dave and Luca for taking the time to sit down with us. And to the ASPCA who made this video possible. Coincidentally, the ASPCA is also the very place Luca was adopted from! Check out the video above.
(When you see Luca sitting in a black bag in the video, that’s him settling right in where our camera equipment goes. Not that we minded. What a darling.)