The fourth graders at STARS gathered for a very special Assembly event, celebrating their graduation from the Pet Responsibility Program. Along with special guests, they enjoyed a lively presentation by Philippa Davidson of the Pet Responsibility Committee (PRC). The students were enthralled by a video of her on Hawaiian TV with her pot bellied pig, Humphrey. Philippa has many unusual four-legged family members, including two Mammoth Donkeys. She told the students about her second pot bellied pig, Buttons, who was rescued from a bad situation here on the mainland. Humphrey made the move with Philippa and her husband from Hawaii to North Carolina – the moral of the story being that pets are for life and plans should always include them and their care.
The Assembly was hosted by PRC volunteer, Christie Hartlove, with her wonderful therapy dog, Bonnie, who just loves to join the students for the Pet Responsibility Program.
Hadley, Lily and Marie were announced as the winners of the Speuter Story Contest. Their pets – a kitty, Opal, and two dogs, Zeus and Abby, will be spayed or neutered as a result of their efforts. They all received framed certificates from the Pet Responsibility kitty mascot, Speuter.
All of the students recited and signed the Promise Poster that emphasizes their commitment to always care for their pets and to advocate for all animals.
We look forward to the fourth graders at STARS joining us to make lives better for all pets – whether they be piggies or dogs and cats!
The photos below are of the Assembly and also one of Elvis, a very popular four-legged volunteer!