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iRescue®'s Footprints Educational Program

Footprints is an innovative educational project designed by iRescue® that seeks to raise awareness and engage school children and adolescents in the care of animals in general and with a special attention to Costa Rican wildlife, animal abuse laws in Costa Rica and pets in particular.


iRescue® educates the youth with its Footprints™ Educational Program.


iRescue® teaches the youth about Costa Rica’s environmental protection laws.


Students learn how to properly treat animals and the environment with respect and care.


iRescue® challenges the students to utilize the information they learned to discover a more compassionate attitude for life.

iRescue® Footprints Mission

The mission of iRescue®’s Footprints program is to visit every school in Costa Rica over the course of two years in order to deliver the program to each child and adolescent.

Footprints proposes an interactive dynamic educational program that helps raise awareness of the problems of animal abuse and the urban impact on wildlife.

Goals of iRescue®'s Footprints™ Educational Program

Studies conducted by the University of Costa Rica demonstrated about 104,000 households have at least one exotic pet bird, including parakeets, parrots and macaws. In total it is estimated that 66.5% of households in Costa Rica have at least one animal as a pet, where 22% are wildlife. Click here to read the study.

Our main goal is to reach the largest possible number of young people in the Costa Rica, so they can leave their mark in society thus lowering these numbers.

Some of the key objectives taught in the program:

* Help children and adolescents develop sensitivity, responsibility, respect and coexistence with animals and nature.

* Identify and respect the basic freedoms of animals.

* Avoid neglect, abuse and excesses (unwanted or uncontrolled litters through responsible sterilizations).

* When searching for a pet, always adopt.