GCHE Honors the Memory of
our "gentle Giant"
Duchess’ personality wowed many school-aged children.
When she visited classrooms and summer camps, she gave kids a uniquely special,
hands-on experience with a big, lovable canine. In doing so, she was the ideal
advocate for the ethical treatment of animals—always with kindness and
She was also a “top dog” model
for PALS’ (Pets Are Loving Support) fashion show, Dogs on the Catwalk.
in fact, has participated in numerous fundraising events that benefit animal
causes, and she spread her message of kindness to animals wherever she went.
When she was not “working”, her favorite pastime was
chasing and jumping for her ball.
Before she passed on, Duchess, the seven-year-old Great
Dane Ambassador for the Georgia Center for Humane Education, added another
title to her resume:
Pet of the Month for VCA Buckhead Animal Clinic
was rescued from the Atlanta Humane Society by GCHE co-founder, Judy Landey.
GCHE remembers Cuinn,
the Pit Bull that turned hearts around at Kennedy Middle School
GCHE remembers Cuinn, the Pit Bull that turned hearts around at Kennedy Middle School
During the 2009/2010 School year, GCHE teachers were fortunate to partner with The Humane Society of the United States, and teach
"Canines & Communities", a curriculum that included Dog Fighting prevention, and Pet Safety & Responsibility. The "Star" of our program was Cuinn, a beautiful and sweet Pit Bull terrier that belonged to volunteer Dee Dee Davis. When Cuinn first came to Kennedy, teachers, staff and students were initially scared, based on their prior beliefs about Pit Bulls. By the second visit, they were asking "Can I pet that sweet dog?"
Cuinnie had a gentle spirit, and was a wonderfull ambassador for his breed. He passed away from health problems , but we will never forget his contribution to Humane Education.