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“Young Hands & Furry Feet” Children’s Workshop
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Date/Time
Saturday, July 20th 2013
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location
Downtown YMCA

“Young Hands & Furry Feet” Children’s Workshop

Saturday, July 20, 6:30-9:00 pm, Downtown YMCA

Animal ownership can be an extremely rewarding experience when approached with a little knowledge in your hip pocket. “Young Hands and Furry Feet” is a hands-on workshop designed to teach children (ages 8-11) the important lessons of animal interaction and the care involved with keeping a pet happy and healthy.

Illinois Humane and the Springfield YMCA have teamed up to provide this educational opportunity in a fun format, utilizing the YMCA’s downtown facilities, 701 South 4th St., Springfield.

Parents are encouraged to register their children early. Space is limited. This Saturday evening workshop allows parents a few weekend hours free from the children. The children will learn about safe dog interactions, many quick effective lessons on animal care, information on the various types of pets available and about becoming a veterinarian.

 

Multiple dog trainers, a veterinarian, and even a humane investigator will teach the workshop sessions. Even if a child does not have a dog in his or her household, the information garnered from this program will be extremely beneficial when a dog is encountered outside of the home!

In addition to the invaluable lessons taught, each child will receive a bag filled with educational materials, a photo of him/her with one of our BIG doggie ambassadors, and a certificate of completion. Cost of the program is $30 for one child or $50 for two children. Cheese pizza will be served as a snack. A link leading to additional information and registration is located on Illinois Humane’s website, www.illinoishumane.org.

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