SPCA offers Kid's Club program

June 17, 1999

During Kid's Club meetings held each Thursday from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Washington County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, at 13011 Maugansville Road, children between the ages of 8 and 12 learn about animal welfare.

Shelly Moore, executive director of the SPCA, said about 30 children are members of the club.

Each week the kids learn about pet care, animal overpopulation and animal health, said Moore.

Guest speakers come to club meetings and give demonstrations on topics including proper pet grooming and obedience training.

The SPCA Kid's Club provides children who don't own pets with exposure to animals, said Moore.

In addition to learning more about pets, the children participate in a variety of activities.

The children name the unnamed dogs and make decorative signs for the animals' cages, said Moore.

Recently, the children painted and hung bluebird cages on the shelter grounds.

For more information about the SPCA Kid's Club, contact the shelter at 301-733-2060.

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