The fourth graders at Vass Lakeview Elementary gathered in the auditorium for their celebratory Assembly at the end of the Pet Responsibility Program. They were joined by some very special guests. The Pet Responsibility Committee (PRC) mascot, Speuter, shared her story of how she found her forever home, full of love and hugs, and how she was spayed to prevent unwanted litters. Megan Baker, from Moore County Animal Services, greeted the students & applauded the Assembly. Ursula Walsh and her terrier, Posey, illustrated some agility moves. Ursula also brought a video presentation of one of her other dogs in agility competition. Tiffany Teeter & her dog, Annie, showed the students that Annie knew a few tricks & demonstrated moving a small wagon. They both stressed how important it is to train with positive reinforcement so that a dog feels loved as it is being trained. The fourth graders who wrote entries for the Speuter Story Contest proved their love by speaking up for those who have no voice. Nikki, Allison, Brennan, Isabelle, Peyton, Emma & Alyssa were awarded framed certificates by the PRC Mascot, Speuter. Because of their efforts, seven pets will be spayed or neutered to help prevent over-population. The pets include four dogs, one cat, plus two other pets in need of being spayed or neutered received a donated certificate. MC Animal Services Vet Tech Megan Baker was very impressed by how much all the students knew about being responsible pet owners. Congratulations to all the Vass Lakeview fourth graders for being part of the team that makes life better for all pets!