UnChained is a 501(c)3 non profit organization that partners with local schools and organizations to help reduce violence in our homes, schools and communities by implementing humane education and innovative animal-assisted therapy programs, in an effort to teach children and adults the values of respect, empathy, good citizenship and kindness towards one another.
There is an established link that shows when people can learn to feel compassion and empathy towards animals, these same values are transferred to human interaction, thus creating more healthy, positive sustainable relationships.
Everyday, we learn of bullying incidents on school campuses, or of children becoming victims of abuse by their own parents. UnChained works to reduce and prevent interpersonal violence, child abuse and animal cruelty through education, outreach and animal assisted therapy, by collaborating with both human welfare and animal welfare organizations.
"Teaching a child to not step on a caterpillar, is as beneficial to the child as it is to the caterpillar".
Some of our finest teachers have tails! When an animal enters the classroom they show the students compassion, respect and empathy, unconditionally. When a dog shows kindness to a child with a tail wag, or a gentle lick on the hand, regardless of socioeconomic status, race or physical appearance, the child believes what the dog says; "You're perfect to me!".
This human-animal interaction can be one of the first steps to "releasing compassion in humans"