Never Too Early to Educate!
On March 14, 2008 HHS Board member Cathy Nault visited the preschoolers at New Hanover Presbyterian Church with a Husky mix puppy named Trixie in tow. Together, they read a book titled “Tails Are Not For Pulling” and demonstrated appropriate ways to pet and interact with a dog.
The eager group of 3-5 year olds then helped the older children at the school during their “Coins for Critters” campaign. The Hanover Humane Society supported the campaign by allowing the class that raised the most money to name a dog that comes into our program. The winning class chose “Gallagher” which was assigned to a new puppy in May.
Meanwhile, the preschoolers received a coloring book, crayons, magnet and literature from HHS, PetSmart and Banfield Veterinary Clinic. The teachers asked great questions and were eager to learn, too! In fact, Cathy is not sure who enjoyed the visit more, the kids or the adults! (Note: Trixie has been adopted, but at print time, Gallagher was still available).