On Saturday, March 19th 2011, Almost Home was one of the rescues invited to speak to about 200 girls (from grades first through fifth) about our rescue. Charlene Molnar spoke with the girls and brought her dog Lexie along as her goodwill ambassador. Lexie was the hit of the Girl Scout workshop! She was awesome with all those girls and their troop leaders and many parents that were there too. She was so patient with all the hugs and squealing girls and constant petting!
They spent time at four different groups. Charlene told them about Almost Home and explained what a rescue is and what we do. Then she talked about heartworm and how a dog can get it and what it takes to cure them of it. As an example, she showed them photos of her foster, Troy, who is currently undergoing heartworm treatment. She then detailed the cost and the danger of treatment … even the adults were amazed to learn the severity of heartworm.
By the end of the day, the girls were very educated about the importance of dog rescues and about heartworm. Charlene taught them ways they could help and become involved by raising awareness. We are very much looking forward to our next education day!