High Falls Elementary 2021-2022

On Thursday, February 24th, 2022, the 4th grade students at High Falls Elementary School celebrated becoming “Animal Advocates” at their Pet Responsibility Program Assembly.  Several parents attended, as well as the 4th grade teacher, Amelia Caviness, and Principal, Matt Moore.  Therapy dog team Suzie Wall and Beanie were also present. 

Speuter, the Pet Responsibility Committee (PRC) mascot, read a poem about her life from being abandoned to being adopted into a wonderful home and asked the students to do their part in saving pets. 

Dr. Tim Boyte, a veterinarian from Carthage Animal Hospital, spoke to the students about paying attention to symptoms their pet might have that would indicate sickness, and also emphasized loving our pets.  Then he showed students how he looks for various signs and symptoms during a pet’s wellness exam.  Therapy dog Beanie was a most cooperative “patient”. 

PRC volunteer Tammy Foster told the students about fostering Snowball and her twelve puppies.  The students had followed Snowball’s story throughout the program.  Tammy shared that it took up to two years to place all 13 dogs!

During the program, the students illustrated what they were learning by creating “clinic bags” to be given to the Sandhills Spay Neuter Veterinary Clinic.  They’ll be used to hold the medications given to pet owners for their pets after surgery.  The students that best illustrated the PRC message received Star Artist Awards:

  • Madison advised pet owners to spay or neuter so pets would stay healthy and happy,
  • Audrey’s tips were to give your pet love and get your pet fixed,
  • Keenan’s message was to love your pets and don’t neglect or abuse them.

Winners of the Speuter Story Contest, illustrating why spay and neutering is so important to control pet overpopulation, were given a free spay or neuter procedure to be used for their pet or donated to someone they know.  Winners were:

  • Stacie N. for her Yorkie puppy Daisy,
  • Jadon E. for his puppy Fuzzie,
  • Caden N. donated to Allison L. for dog Rusty,
  • Aubrey N. for her dog Alyssa,
  • Laura C. for a kitten that she’ll adopt later in the spring,
  • Gavin M. for his dog Ruger. PRC was able to provide a donated voucher for his dog Bailey also, so his family didn’t have to choose which of their pets would be fixed.  No more puppies for this family!!

Students then recited the PRC Promise and signed the Promise poster.  The signed Promise poster will be displayed in the High Falls Elementary Media Center, along with the others from past years.   We congratulate the High Falls 4th grade of 2022 and are excited to have them on our team that makes Moore County a better place for pets!!!

PRC volunteer Bill Russell presented the entire program to the fourth graders.  He shared with them his journey to have his dog, Fleece, certified as a therapy dog.  Fleece was certified after the program ended and Bill brought her back to the school to meet the students. 

Resized 100_0355
Resized 100_0357
Resized 100_0360
Resized 100_0364
Resized 100_0365
Resized 100_0367
Resized 100_0383
IMG_8248
IMG_8254
IMG_8260
previous arrow
next arrow
Resized 100_0355
Resized 100_0357
Resized 100_0360
Resized 100_0364
Resized 100_0365
Resized 100_0367
Resized 100_0383
IMG_8248
IMG_8254
IMG_8260
previous arrow
next arrow