The West Pine Elementary School 4th Grade Students Are Now Wildcat Advocates!
The West Pine Elementary School Wildcat Cubs recently completed a four session Pet Responsibility Education Program presented by Moore County Citizens’ Pet Responsibility Committee (PRC) volunteers.
It was a GRRRrrr-eat way for students and teachers to wrap up the 2022-2023 school year!
The school’s CUBS bulletin board reminds the students to;
C. Carry Out Kindness
U. Understand the Differences of Others
B. Be Your Best Self
The WPE student pet ADVOCATES will now remember;
C. Care for pets…be responsible
U. “You” can be an advocate for pets
B. Be kind to all animals
S. Spay and Neuter pets to stop pet overpopulation
The WPE fourth grade students were very good listeners and excellent learners. They were given a lot of useful information and tips on how to be responsible pet owners. Of course, many of them already knew some information but it was interesting for them to learn even more….. for example, how big is a microchip and where is it placed and why?
All of the classes welcomed special four legged ‘teaching’ guests: Lola, Nikko, Elmer, Charlie and Jackson. The certified therapy dogs helped ‘teach’ the students about responsible pet ownership, including the importance of spaying and neutering pets to help stop the pet overpopulation problem in Moore county.
All of the students had an opportunity to be advocates by illustrating the pet responsibility message on a Clinic Bag (see photographs). The Clinic Bags are used by the Sandhills Spay Neuter Veterinary Clinic to dispense discharge instructions and medications to pet owners whose pets were spayed/neutered. The following students were recognized for their creative art work and pet responsibility messages: Jimena, Ava, Quinn, Harper, Za’Marea, Hailey, La’Zarrah, Josie D.,Chance F., Ryker D., Sara P., and Kyleigh H. They each received a “Star Artist” certificate, activity book and color pens.
At the end of the pet responsibility lessons all of the students received a colorful “You Are Pawsome” wristband. The wristband shows they are GRRRrrr-eat Pet Responsibility graduates. The WPE students are Advocates for pets!
Check out photos of the Star Artist winners plus other photos below: