TURNING KIDS INTO ANIMAL HEROES BY TEACHING RESPONSIBLE PET OWNERSHIP

Kids Who are Changing the World!

Have you heard of the PEP! Squad? If not, let me tell you about them! The PEP! Squad is an army of kids who are changing the world to be a better place for animals. As the Founder of PEP!, I am the luckiest person to be their PEP! Squad leader. Not many people get to be a part of something so big from kids who are so small! Because of them, I get to witness how wonderful the future will be.

Kids enjoy our PEP! Talks where we talk about everything from spaying & neutering to pet

adoption!

Jaclyn, age 10, wanted to dress as an animal hero for super hero day at her school!

 

Before I started PEP! I was amazed at the number of cats and dogs that were surrendered into shelters daily. I started PEP! with the idea to end the cycle that pets are disposable or that it is okay to let your pets have litter after litter. I knew if we didn't do something to change the future, we would be dealing with the same problems for decades. 

 

It wasn't until I started researching and realized that over 6,000 animals are euthanized daily in the United States (and over 353 daily in my home state of Louisiana). It's not enough to just end pet overpopulation, but I am working hard to end animal abuse and neglect as well! 

I made these towers to show kids the number of animals euthanized each day in Louisiana.

 

But I can't do it alone. In fact, I can't do it at all! It is up to our youth. It is my generation and the generations before me who created this mess and it will be the future generations who will get the animals out of this mess! 

 

What we do at The Pet Education Project is not just education. We are creating a culture where pets are regarded to in the highest! Our PEP! Squad believes that pets are not objects, that owning a pet is not a right, it's a privilege; and with great privilege comes great responsibility. 

This video was made by one of our PEP! Squad Leaders, @winniebopper. She is a shelter advocate and animal hero! She made this incredible video to inspire and educate others that pets are forever commitments!

 

The PEP! Squad is changing the world! Don't just take it from me! Listen to what they have to say! These kids are literally making videos and telling their friends about spaying and neutering! Did you do that as a kid? I didn't. The videos and comments I get on a daily basis renew my faith that animals will not always be disposed of by the millions.

@Dogs_n_cats is one of our most active PEP! Squad members and she made this PAWsome video to educate others on spaying and neutering!

 

We as adults need to nurture this! If you are tired of seeing story after story of animals being neglected, abused, or euthanized, then here is the answer! 

 

If you want to be a part of the change, then join our PEP! Squad! PEP! is a small organization! We don't even have an office and after 8 years of running PEP! as a full time volunteer and working a full time job, we have finally been able to hire me so I can do this with no distractions! We may not have all the stuff that we want, but we have the passion and the drive to do this! What we really need is your support! 

 @creampuff_hamhmam loves PEP! and she shares her story of how PEP! has changed her life!

 

So here are some ways you can help! 

 

-Follow us on facebook! And like and share our posts!

-Follow us on Instagram! 

-Donate! We desperately need funds to keep up with the demand to visit schools across the country! It would be a dream to visit my PEP! Squad in person and go their schools! We also need funds to continue our Happy Tails Magazine. The kids love it! And it breaks my heart to know that we may not be able to continue it. 

-Tell people about us! 

-Vote for us to win $100,000 from USA Today so we can travel around the country to visit schools and share our message! Vote daily till May 12! 

 

Please take a minute to watch these videos and read the comments. I know you will be just as impressed as I am. These kids are our future whether you like it or not, so let's make something of them! 

 

Breaking News! Our PEP! Squad wants you to #VoteForPep 

 

I always say little kids can do BIG things! It just takes someone to believe in them! We are doing just that! 

 

2 of our PEP! Squad leaders share why they love PEP! @heatran925_pep_squad is one of our most active volunteers! 

 

Ava from Ava's Rescue Friends share what inspires her to be an animal hero and why she loves PEP!

 

Our PEP! Squad shares how PEP! has changed their lives! 

 

If you want to see the change that is happening, take some time to read the comments and watch these amazing videos made by our PEP! Squad! Kids say that I inspire them, but they truly inspire me!