P.O. Box  226

Greenvale, NY 11548

A volunteer oganization at the Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter

Reading, Writing and Responsibilty


ESL Summer School Students Learn

Responsible Pet Ownership and Dog Bite Safety

This summer the shelter visited Port Washington’s ESL summer school program meeting with 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. Students watched a short dog bite safety video, and talked with shelter stafferer, Genna, and TSC volunteer,Paula, about why so many dogs end up in a shelter. They also learned how they can help teach other kids to be kind and responsible pet owners. With a large, life-like stuffed dog, kids learned how to “stand like a tree” if a strange dog comes near them, to roll up in a ball if a dog knocks them down, and the right way to meet a new dog if you want to pet it. After the visit their teachers  had their classes reflect and write about some of the things they had learned. Read their responses below.