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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Reading, Writing and Responsible Animal Care


Sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students at LaSalle Backus Education Campus listened attentively as Animal Control Officer/Wildlife Specialist Cindy Velasquez explained the joys and disappointments that come with responding to a wide range of animal rescue calls. The students were surprised to learn that PupPup, the obviously well-cared for, eager to please 3 year-old pitbull, was once a discarded puppy, suffering from parvovirus (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protoparvovirus).   
PupPup routinely upstaged Officer Cindy during the 45 minute visit.  The students enjoyed floor time with PupPup and shared stories with Officer Cindy about their own animals interactions.   Thanks Officer Cindy and PupPup for visiting LaSalle Backus Education Campus!