The fourth graders at Highfalls Elementary School gathered in the auditorium for their celebratory Assembly at the end of the Pet Responsibility Program. They were joined by three very special guests – the PRC mascot, Speuter, Ms Randy and her therapy miniature horse, Victor! Ms Randy explained to the students how Victor visits senior citizens in nursing homes, reminding them of the horses they have known and loved in their lives and bringing them comfort. Victor is a very special horse and behaves like a perfect little gentleman indoors …. even though he does have his moments when he is at home! Ms Randy described how she cares for Victor and how much time she devotes to him. He brings a lot of love and pleasure to her and the people she visits. He brought a lot of pleasure to the fourth graders and their principal, Mrs. Pope also. Everyone got to stroke his velvety coat. As with all pets, it is important for Victor to know he is loved and to have his play time. The fourth graders who wrote entries for the Speuter Story Contest proved their love by speaking up for those who have no voice. Hailey, Nicole, Olivia and Samantha were all winners and were awarded framed certificates by the PRC Mascot, Speuter. Because of their efforts, three cats, Double A, Little Bit and Roscoe, and one dog, Rogue, will be spayed or neutered to help prevent over-population. Winners’ families attended the Assembly and were very impressed by how much the students knew about being responsible pet owners. Congratulations to all the Highfalls fourth graders for being part of the team that makes life better for all pets!