Through weekly visits from internal guest speakers, campers are able to catch a glimpse of the compassion and dedication of OHS staff.
|Off-Leash campers get to examine ear mites|
and tapeworms with veterinary technicians.
- Rescue and Investigation Services agents share vivid stories such as helping a skunk with its head stuck in a jar and they also share information on the dangers of leaving a dog in a car in the hot summer sun.
- Adoptions counsellors share animal adoption stories and ask campers about what makes a good home for a variety of animals.
- Animal care attendants describe what they do in a typical day – from feeding or walking dogs to taking a minute to show animals a bit of extra love.
- Veterinary technicians often bring specimens such as ear mites or tape worms (contained of course) for the campers to examine. They explain what happens in a typical day and the variety of animals they see.
- The canine co-ordinator demonstrates how dogs are temperament tested.
As with all OHS children’s programming, campers are always encouraged to ask questions and express their opinions about any animal related topic we discuss. At the end each week, our goal is to ultimately have inspired this younger generation to understand what responsible pet ownership and animal welfare really means.