The fourth graders from West Pine Elementary gathered together for their celebratory Assembly at the end of the Pet Responsibility Program. They were joined by a very special guest speaker, Dr. Dan Nordland from Yadkin Park Animal Hospital. Dr. Nordland shared with the fourth graders his dream and his journey to become a veterinarian. PRC four-legged volunteer, Elvis, helped Dr. Nordland during the presentation by being his “patient” while Dr. Nordland showed how he examines pets that come to his office. Dr. Nordland stressed how important it is for animals to feel loved. The fourth graders who wrote entries for the Speuter Story Contest proved their love by speaking up for those who have no voice. Esmeralda, Evelyn, Tyler and Will were all winners and were awarded framed certificates by the PRC Mascot, Speuter. Because of their efforts, Sparky and Rosie and two other pets will be spayed or neutered to help prevent over-population. Congratulations to all the West Pine fourth graders for being part of the team that makes life better for all pets!
The photos below are of the final assembly and also of the therapy dog teams that visited with the students during the program.