The visit included a Humane Education Presentation by Susan Hargreaves. This presentation helped the children become more aware of animal abuse. She provided them with an Animal Hero card with local phone numbers they can call if they see or suspect abuse.
On the guided tour, “Bigs” and “Littles” explored several large paddocks for the horses and a large stable with several stalls. The children and their mentors also visited the rehabilitated cats, who enjoy a huge enclosed area with many clean bungalows where they live, sleep and explore. Caring Fields’ goal with these animals is for eventual adoption into permanent homes. There are over 100 volunteers who are dedicated to the safety and cleanliness of all the animals.
The children who participated in this outing had an excellent time with the animals while spending valuable quality time with their mentors. BBBS works hard to provide these types of free or low-cost events in order to help children create healthy and satisfying memories.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties
BBBS provides children facing adversity aged 6-17 with volunteer mentors who serve as positive role models. Since 1986 the organization has provided mentors to children in Martin County and since July 2010 in Palm Beach County. Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) recognized the Martin County organization in 2007 as one of the 35 best performing agencies nationwide. BBBSA recognized CEO William P. Bee Jr. as “CEO of the Year- Small Agency Category” in 2007. South Florida Business Leader Magazine ranked BBBS in 2009, 2010 and again in 2011 as one of the top 100 South Florida small businesses. Visit www.mentorbig.org to learn more.