Humane Education

Comet's Corner

Comet’s Corner is an online MSPCA publication for middle & high school students who want to learn more about current topics related to animal welfare.  As budding animal advocates, young people have amazing amounts of compassion and energy that can be channeled to create positive waves of change in the world.  And it all begins with education!

Comet’s Corner is written by Marla Andrews, a long-time humane educator for the MSPCA and proud Pit Bull adopter.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Northeastern University and a Master of Education in Humane Education and Animal Welfare from Lesley University.  This column is dedicated to her beloved dog, Comet, who together with Marla, spent almost a decade educating the public about proper pet care, ethical issues related to animals, and kindness and compassion toward all living beings.

Click on any of the articles below to learn more about a variety of great topics related to animal protection. Each includes a list of additional resources if you want to learn more, as well as suggestions for ways we can all make a positive difference for animals!

Helping Horses
March 1, 2013

Problems with Puppy Mills
February 1, 2013

Running with Reindeer
December 1, 2012

Celebrating Pit Bulls
October 1, 2012

Gray Seals
September 1, 2012

Choosing Sustainable Fish
July 1, 2012

Heroes of Animal Welfare
June 1, 2012

Helping Hens
May 1, 2012

Welcome to Jupiter
April 1, 2012

Marine Mammal Strandings
March 1, 2012

Going to Bat for Bats!
February 1, 2012

The Plight of Chimpanzees
January 1, 2012

Pit Bulls as Family Dogs
October 1, 2011

Celebrating Comet ~ 1998-2011
September 1, 2011

August 1, 2011

Wildlife in Your Backyard
July 1, 2011

Shark Finning
June 1, 2011

Ready to Adopt a Rodent?
May 1, 2011

Living with Canada Geese
April 1, 2011

Tasha's Corner
March 1, 2011

Keeping Pets Safe In the Winter
February 3, 2011

Protecting Wolves
November 1, 2010

September 1, 2010

Wild Horses & Burros
August 1, 2010

Cat Overpopulation
July 1, 2010

Adopting a Pet
May 1, 2010

Debarking Dogs
April 1, 2010

Disaster Preparedness
February 1, 2010