ABERDEEN ELEMENTARY CELEBRATES CARING FOR PETS!
On Wednesday, December 6, 2023, about 100 Aberdeen Elementary 4th grade students gathered in the AES gym to participate in the Pet Responsibility Program’s celebratory Assembly. Several parents attended as well.
The students showed their knowledge of “How to help solve the Sad Problem of Overpopulation in Moore County” by enthusiastic responses to questions asked by PRC volunteer, Liz Surface. Students also learned that the best way to control animal overpopulation is by spaying & neutering our pets. They learned how to take good care of their pets and to make good choices when selecting a pet.
PRC’s dog mascot, Speuter, was on hand to greet the students and explain the meaning of her name. Speuter read her poem about being a stray puppy that was rescued and taken care of by a young boy and his Dad. Speuter encouraged the students to think about how much better the world would be if we all took it upon ourselves to save just one pet in some way.
PRC volunteer Liz Surface told the students about her dog Elmer’s bad situation as a puppy, and then becoming a Therapy Dog after Liz adopted and trained him. Elmer is a Canine Good Citizen in obedience and is learning Agility. He showed his ability to clear a Dog Agility Jump!
Star Artist awards were given to several students for their creative & imaginative illustrations on paper lunch bags that were donated to the Sandhills Spay Neuter Veterinary Clinic for dispensing medications to pet owners. The winners were Jaythyn, Carlos, Talea, Kamryn, Abbigail, Logan M., Jaxon R., Logan D., Justin H., Olivia, London B., and Jema W. Their illustrations can be seen in the slideshow below.
Several students entered a writing contest explaining the importance of spaying & neutering pets to control Pet Overpopulation in Moore County. Two students had pets that were already fixed, so they will donate their vouchers to friends. Winners were Aiko S., Oliver L., Liam B., and Beckett H. Dogs Vesta & Luna will be spayed, helping control pet overpopulation in Moore County.
The Promise Poster was read and students replied with “I Promise” to signify their agreement to be responsible pet owners. Students will have the opportunity to sign the poster & it will be displayed in the school for all visitors to see.
We’re excited to have Aberdeen’s 2023-2024 4th graders as new Animal Advocates!