WAYNE - Some kids in Wayne got a special lesson about how to treat animals from the owner of Chance at Life Rescue.

The shelter's owner spoke to students at Wayne Middle School about how to treat animals properly and know how to spot signs of animal abuse.

The lesson comes after several juveniles in Paterson were arrested in the beating death of Quattro the cat.

Animal experts say it's never too early to teach kids about properly caring for animals. "How to treat them properly, how to care for them if they have animals," says Renee Olah, of Chance at Life Shelter. "It's really important so in the future, this hopefully won't happen again. You really have to teach children how to treat animals."

After the lesson, 28 students wrote positive messages on a sign promising to treat animals with respect.

Students also donated $100 to the Chance at Life shelter.