Cameron Elementary 4th Graders are Advocates For Animals!
Cameron Elementary 4th graders learned what it means to be a responsible pet owner and how to be an advocate for animals in their 6 week Pet Responsibility Program. The students were attentive listeners and eager learners. An Assembly on March 28th, brought both 4th grade classes, Mr. Breyer, Ms. Mabe, Ms. Sherrard and Ms. Evens together for a grand celebration!
In week two of the program, students were asked to write a “Speuter” Story about why they wanted their pets to be spayed or neutered. Many students submitted stories. The Pet Responsibility teachers selected 9 students to be winners of a free spay/neuter for their pets. Each student received a framed certificate, a voucher for a free spay or neuter and a colorful paw pendant. These students’ parents were invited to the Assembly.
Some of the students will use the voucher for their own pets. The winners in this category were Bailee, Estrella, Kendall, Leo, Olivia, Scott and Silas.
Two students did not need the voucher because their pets have been spayed or neutered and will be advocates for someone else’s pet. They will give their voucher to a friend or a family member. The winners in this category were Addison and Savannah.
Four students were recognized for submitting great artwork and excellent messages on their Clinic Bags (to be used for medications by The Spay and Neuter Veterinary Clinic in Vass). Each received a “Watch Me Draw – Favorite Pets – Step by Step Drawing & Story Book” and a set of colored pencils. The winners were Addi, Ari, Estrella and Noah.
“Speuter”, the large cat Pet Responsibility mascot, shared her story about being rescued and asked the students to be advocates.
There were two very special speakers at the Assembly.
Jessica McDaniel, a Veterinary Technician from Pinehurst Animal Hospital, shared information about her career as a veterinary technician. She showed the students how a veterinarian examines dogs. Therapy dog Beanie, a toy poodle, owned by Suzie Wall, was the “patient”.
Deputy Jonathan McKenzie form Moore County Sheriff’s Department Animal Services spoke to the students about how he and other officers help animals. He asked the students to be advocates for animals.
At the end of the Assembly, students received goody bags that included a Pet Responsibility bookmark & sticker, dog or cat finger puppet, pencil and candy.
Moore County now has a new group of animal advocates!
The slide show below includes photos from the assembly plus photos of the therapy dog teams who visited during lesson 3 of the program.