Kim Skrovanek, founder of The Humane Education Connection

by | Apr 12, 2017

Kim Skrovanek—founder of The Humane Education Connection—recounts growing up as a passionate animal lover, tending to all the sick and injured animals that she spotted in her North Florida neighborhood. (“Yes, I was that kid.”). Brooklyn Helping kids at Metro ministries with their valentine cardsThat passion, Skrovanek explains, extended into adulthood, though there was an extended detour pursuing an acting career in Southern California. A post-acting period, back in Florida, and working more directly again with animals and rescue organizations, planted the seedling for The Humane Education Connection: Seeing so many animals that had been charity_thirteen_imageneglected and abused, she decided to focus her attention on humans who might render that treatment—and nip it in the bud. Hence, the founding of The Humane Education Connection, and its program, Canines Helping Kids in Crisis, which employs rescue dogs—who themselves have olivia smiling with child Metropolitan ministriesexperienced neglect and/or abuse—in residential settings housing homeless families, victim of domestic abuse. Skrovanek describes the curriculum that she and other Humane Education Connection instructors teach these children, ably assisted by these specially trained rescue dogs. (


ALSO: I spoke briefly with Amber Simpson about the 7th Annual Tampa Vegan Bake 17757328_10154498976536868_5757749892764150059_nSale, taking place April 22 at Mojo Books & Records, in Tampa. She explained how the funds raised at the Bake Sale will help homeless and feral cats, and the event takes place at Mojo while it celebrates Record Store Day and the store’s 10th anniversary. (

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