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.
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. The pets, who gain another playmate, can benefit, too.
**This event is for people only!**
Instructor: Mittsy Voiles CPDT-KA, Behaviorist at Lake Mills Veterinary Clinic & Megan Levake CVT, Certified Veterinary Technician formerly with Lake Mills Veterinary Clinic
This event is free, but monetary and/or item donations for the Humane Society are greatly appreciated. Check out the humane society's wish list.
This workshop is provided by Pet Partners Community Education, a collaboration between Lake Mills Veterinary Clinic and Humane Society of Jefferson County.