Education

11260717_785256418239701_830881588385022815_nBroadway Barks and Main Line Animal Rescue have joined forces in Braille Tails, an exciting new project that provides print braille books about companion animals to schools and libraries throughout the US!

Braille Tails is a project aimed at providing free print braille books about companion animals to schools for the blind and libraries throughout the US. Selected children’s books are fitted with clear plastic braille panels that are applied over the book’s pages so the text and illustrations remain visible. This allows the book to be read and enjoyed by both sighted and visually impaired readers.

Our mission is to help reduce the braille illiteracy rate among blind and visually impaired children in the US by providing free print braille books to schools and libraries throughout the US and to promote the special relationships between children and companion animals.

Learn more at Braille Tails and Main Line Animal Rescue!

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Please Think Before Getting A Pet as a Holiday Gift
Broadway Barks talked to veterinarians, rescue and shelter workers, and animal behavior specialists, and they all agree that animals should not be given as holiday gifts. Read more.

Inspirational Broadway Barkers: Famous Fido Rescue and Adoption Alliance
“We believe that responsible stewardship of Chicagoland’s companion animals is an imperative.” Read more.

Best Buddies Adoption
What could be better than adopting a homeless animal and saving it from needless euthanasia? Adopting two homeless animals and saving both of their lives while also ensuring they each have a companion… Read more.

Shelter Dogs Use Their Noses to “Protect and Serve”
Broadway Barks found two amazing law enforcement K-9s who were rescued from shelters and trained as working dogs that “protect and serve.” Here are their stories. Read more.

The Hard Truth: Black Dog Syndrome
Man’s furry friend comes in all shades and styles. Whether its coat is curly, swirly, shaggy, or smooth, your dog holds a special place in your heart. Why should color make any difference? Well, apparently, it does. Read more.

Homeless Pit Bulls Helping the Blind
Broadway Barks recently visited the Royer-Greaves School for the Blind and witnessed a truly amazing program demonstrating how this therapeutic bond between dogs and humans is as strong and as necessary as ever. Read more.

Summer Safety for Dogs
While summer sun means fun for you, the heat can spell danger for your dog. Broadway Barks researched and compiled the best summertime care and safety tips to help keep your dogs safe and happy this summer season. Read more.

Animal Fosters Needed—No Superhero Cape Required
Fostering shortages due to misconceptions result in the needless loss of many animal lives. Find out what fostering is all about and why it is so important to become an animal foster. Read more.

Prisoners Saving Homeless Dogs
There are several prisons in the United States that are taking steps to better the communities in which they reside. Some prisons run animal shelters and training programs to save dogs from certain death in kill shelters… Read more.

Inspirational Broadway Barkers: Four Footed Friends, Inc.
Broadway Barks learned about Four Footed Friends’ efforts to help Indiana, Pennsylvania’s homeless, injured, and abused animals. We are honored to introduce you to more Inspirational Broadway Barkers. Read more.

Fact and Fiction: “Pit Bulls”
In the last 40 years, the reputation of dogs known as “pit bulls” has taken a serious turn for the worse. Before this recent bout of negative publicity, pit bulls were known as the quintessential family pet… Read more.

From Shelter to Service: Homeless Dogs Providing Independence
Broadway Barks found several groups that use innovative and thoughtful ways to join humans in need and homeless dogs… Read more.

 

TAG! You’re it! The Importance of Pet Identification
Every year millions of pets become lost with only 2% of cats and 15-20% of dogs ever finding their way back home. They find their way home because their owners have provided them with identification… Read more.

Winter Safety for Pets
Many organizations, such as the ASPCA, the National Humane Society, and even WebMD have great tips to help keep our pets safe in the winter. Here is a compilation of the best tips out there… Read more.

Spay and Neuter Today – Protect Animals Tomorrow
Anyone who has ever watched The Price Is Right can remember host Bob Barker signing off every show with, “Help control the pet population. Have your pets spayed or neutered…” Read more.

Don’t Shop. Adopt!
If 17 million people want pets and 8 million pets want homes, what is the problem? Why are there any pets in shelters, and why are any healthy pets euthanized? Read more.

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