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And Baby Makes 5!
November 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
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. 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.
The workshop will be held in the shelter’s Community Education Room on Monday, November 18th, from 6:00 PM to about 7:00 PM with a Q&A session following the presentation.
This event is for humans only, so please leave your pets at home.
The workshop is free, but monetary donations or items from the shelter’s wish list are greatly appreciated!
This workshop is sponsored by Pet Partners, a partnership between the Lake Mills Veterinary Clinic and the Humane Society of Jefferson County.