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Big Angus goes into bat for pets.

GONE TO THE DOGS:Angus the dog thanks Amanda Pollard from the Australian Veterinary Association, Donna Burnett local laws compliance officer, Jacob McLeod school captain and Danilie Brown vice-captain for delivering the responsible pet owners program at Banana State School last week. Picture by Stacey Rudd.
GONE TO THE DOGS:Angus the dog thanks Amanda Pollard from the Australian Veterinary Association, Donna Burnett local laws compliance officer, Jacob McLeod school captain and Danilie Brown vice-captain for delivering the responsible pet owners program at Banana State School last week. Picture by Stacey Rudd.

YOU know what they say about working with animals and kids.

It can be a nightmare but Amanda Pollard does it every day and loves it.

Amanda went to Banana State School last week to launch a program designed to help prep to year 7 students understand and appreciate their responsibilities towards pets.

The program is being run by Australian Veterinary Association’s Pets and People Education Program in conjunction with Banana Shire Council.

“The program encourages the positive integration of pets into the community,” Amanda said.

“Councils who offer their support are crucial in helping us to achieve this goal.

“The kids learn about responsible pet ownership, safety around animals, healthy living, welfare of animals and animals and the community.”

Last Wednesday Amanda had Angus, a great dane, with her to help deliver the message.

Angus towered over some children but they loved the big softie and enjoyed patting and playing with him.


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