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Kids learn about special summertime pet care

Taking care of pets is important, especially during the summertime.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — With summer temperatures rising, keeping pets safe is crucial. Getting kids involved with pet care is an easy way to lighten the load. 

A New Leash on Life, partnered with The Care Center in New Hope, brought dogs and guinea pigs to a local school for children to interact with. Instructors taught the kids about the ways they can keep animals safe during the hot summer months and encouraged them to ask their parents to foster pets.

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“Animal rescuing is a year-round effort. But I will say right now—especially with the summertime—adoptions are slower in the summer. Obviously because people are on vacation, but also, our own volunteers want to go on vacation. So, we really need help," Erin Fledderman, social media coordinator for A New Leash on Life, said. 

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A presentation was given to show students the different ways that they could help take care their pets while they’re at home for summer break.

The Care Center is a ministry-based organization created by four local churches. They serve the Southeastern portion of Madison County by helping with community development. A New Leash on Life is an organization that works to save homeless animals in Huntsville.

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Even if it is for a short period of time, A New Leash on Life encourages you to get involved. To find an animal to adopt or foster, visit their website.