Education is of vital importance to Wet Nose, as we believe that the lack thereof is the reason for so many abused, abandoned and neglected animals, as well as for the millions of unwanted litters of puppies and kittens in the world today. In South Africa we are faced with an enormous education challenge. Many families cannot afford to care for themselves, let alone their animals. There are a lot of myths and untruths told regarding animals, and even strange beliefs that certain animals are evil and should be stoned. Even the highly educated have some strange ideas regarding certain aspects (like sterilization).
Wet Nose often visit schools to educate the children, who in turn often educate their parents. We recently opened our very own Education Centre for groups of up to 250 children or students at a time. These groups are given a presentation about responsible pet ownership, and thereafter can spend time with the animals or have a picnic. This makes for a fun and very informative day for both children and teachers.