The fourth graders at West Pine Elementary gathered in the media center for their celebratory Assembly at the end of a six week Pet Responsibility Program. They were joined by some very special guests. Dr. Stephanie Mickey and veterinary technician, Lindsey Estelow, from Carthage Animal Hospital, shared with the fourth graders what it is like to work in a veterinary office. PRC four-legged volunteer, Bee, with her owner, Edris Daughtrey, helped Dr. Mickey and Lindsey during the presentation by being the “patient” and her owner while the students observed how they examine pets that come to the office. Taking your pets to the veterinary office on a regular basis is part of being a responsible pet owner.
Another special guest, Animal Services Deputy Chris McNeill, talked about his work protecting the pets in our county and also talked about his own four dogs and his responsibility to take good care of them.
The fourth graders who wrote entries for the Speuter Story Contest proved their concern for the pets in our community by speaking up for those who have no voice. Andrew, Lily, Paxton and Yareni were all winners and were awarded framed certificates by the PRC Mascot, Speuter. Because of their efforts, Charlie and three other pets will be spayed or neutered to help prevent over-population. The parents who attended the Assembly were very impressed by how much the students knew about being responsible pet owners. Congratulations to all the West Pine fourth graders for being part of the team that makes life better for all pets!