The HSCC recently hosted a visit from Girl Scout Troop 16126 at our no-kill shelter. The girls are working toward their Junior Animal Habitat badge and arranged for an educational tour of our facility as part of this endeavor.
Prior to their visit, the troop compiled and submitted a very thoughtful list of questions they had about animal welfare and other animal-related issues. They also organized a donation drive at their school, Tritt Elementary, and delivered to us a substantial donation of collected items! The girls also made toys for the cats and dogs who reside at our shelter. We greatly appreciate their generosity.
- Pet overpopulation in the United States, and the importance of spay/neuter
- How microchips work and why every pet should have one
- Steps you can take to find your animal in the event he/she becomes lost
- What to do if you find a stray or lost pet
- How to be a responsible pet owner
- Life expectancies of various types of animals
- How to recognize the messages behind an animal’s body language
- How to approach and handle companion animals
After the educational discussions, the girls were split into smaller groups to tour our no-kill facility. During the tour, they were able to interact with the cats in two of our free-roam cat rooms. They also visited with some of our small dogs, met our resident birds, and were able to interact with our resident ferret.
The HSCC welcomes educational visits, and we embrace the opportunity to teach young people about what we do and why it is important. Please see our Educational Programs page for more information, or contact us at 770-428-LOST (5678) if you would like to arrange an educational visit.