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And Baby Makes 5!
Just as couples prepare for their baby’s arrival by taking childbirth classes and by practicing their diapering, holding and feeding skills with a friend’s baby, there are ways to help a pet prepare for the new family member.
What: a workshop on preparing your furry family for the new arrival
When: Monday, June 19, 2017, 6-8pm
Where: The Humane Society of Jefferson County, W6127 Kiesling Rd, Jefferson, WI 53549
Cost: No formal fee, but we suggest a $5 donation to the Humane Society of Jefferson County to help cover the cost of materials and organizing this event.
Children reap deep benefits from growing up with a pet. Animals give unconditional love and are loyal companions, both of which help promote self-esteem and a sense of security.
They provide stability during periods of change, such as a move to another location or a divorce. And, under the supervision of a parent, children learn responsibility through chores such as feeding, grooming and walking pets.
Some parents have noticed improvement in an infant’s motor coordination as he/she crawls in pursuit of cats or dogs. The pets, who gain another playmate, can benefit, too.
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This fun class is taught by Kaley Fuchs, CVT, and Mittsy Voiles, B.A., CPDT-KA. Students will have plenty of time for questions and discussion.