Classroom pets teach children compassion

CARE GIVING—Charlotte Jordan and Kason Speer, first grade students in Tammy Farhit’s class at Aspen Elementary School in Thousand Oaks, help with caring for the fish in the classroom. At the end of the school year, a student takes the fish home for the summer. Courtesy of Tammy Farhit

Grants provided to public and private school teachers through the Pet Care Trust have enabled some local educators to keep animals in their classrooms, critters that help children learn about responsibility, com...

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