Thanks to a creative teacher from a North Carolina school, very young students are learning about pet ownership while simultaneously having a good time.
The kindergarten students of the Columbus Charter School have completed the annual art project for the Columbus County Animal Shelter. Each year a local school is asked to provide pet-themed artwork for the shelter This program is a part of the shelter’s outreach and education programs to help children learn responsible pet ownership.
Each year a local school is asked to provide pet-themed artwork for the shelter. This program is a part of the shelter’s outreach and education programs to help children learn responsible pet ownership.
Owning a pet is both a privilege which should result in a beneficial relationship for the pet and owner, and programs of the shelter teach that the benefits of pet ownership come with responsibilities. Children receive information showing that responsible pet ownership is a lifelong commitment, and includes such tasks as ensuring clean water and proper food as wells as regular veterinary visits.
The art is on display in the main hallway of the shelter and can be viewed during normal business hours of 8:30-4:30 Monday through Friday at 288 Legion Drive in Whiteville.
The art teacher from the Charter School for this project is Jeffrey Rudnick. Thank you, Columbus County Animal Shelter, for creating such a unique program for the students in your area. Jeffrey, please tell your budding young artists their artwork is beautiful.