Since 1976, the Cache Humane Society has been helping animals in Cache Valley, and part of that help they provide is to educate animal lovers. That education includes emergency preparedness – how to make sure your pet is not forgotten in case of an earthquake or flood – providing tours and presentations at the society’s building itself, and more.
Education coordinator Melissa Smith was a guest on KVNU’s For the People program on Monday. She said through various programs like the PAWS Academy After-school club and summer camps, children can be involved in animal care and the work that’s done through the organization.
“They get to see what we do. We take them on a tour and they get to see all the different departments and they get to see our clinic staff do an intake on the animals. We also teach them the four principles of being a responsible pet owner and how to safely interact with animals,” she said.
Smith said what also has been a lot of fun are the various off-leash youth camps for different age groups for dogs, cats and the overnight camp which is unique.
“The kids kind of get to decide what we do. I give them more options on different crafts they can do. We watch a movie in the education building. It’s really fun, I wish more would sign up for that (overnight camp) because it’s a really fun one.”
There is still room for the Overnight Camp for girls for this coming Friday and Saturday and a Cat Camp in August. To find out more, you can email Melissa Smith at email@example.com or call (435) 792-3920. Their website is www.cachehumane.org
AUDIO: Education coordinator Melissa Smith talks with For the People host Jason Williams on 7/23/2018