Students learned about the role of the Calgary Humane Society this week. The expert shared information on what being a responsible pet owner means, why animals come to the shelter, and how to approach an unfamiliar pet.
The expert read a book discussing how some pets end up at the shelter due to abandonment, neglect or unforeseen circumstances. Students discussed what it takes to be a pet owner such as, time, money, food, shelter and most importantly love. There are many different types of pets people can adopt into their homes; cats, dogs, rabbits, birds and even reptiles!
We later got a tour of the animals and the expert shared the changes they made to the facility in order to make the animals happier and be ready for adoption quicker. Many students have such big hearts that they asked if they could adopt the animals!
After our lesson and your, our expert brought in a gecko that lives at the Calgary Humane Society as an ambassador to help teach young children about various pets. In the classroom, we will bring our understanding of what we learned to take care of the needs of plants and animals.
Room 9 & 11 will be sharing their learning every Friday.