Kids Clinic: Learn to Speak Dog

As both a mom and a former elementary school teacher, Rebecca values the importance of keeping kids safe around pets by teaching them to understand the ways that dogs communicate. June 22 from 9-noon, drop off the kids and let us teach them how to stay safe around pets! Kids 7 and up will…

Be a dog detective! Students will learn canine body language and put their knowledge to the test!

Learn what the “bite zone” is (can you guess?) and how to avoid it!

Learn how to properly pet dogs to avoid frightening them or getting bitten or snapped at

Practice proper interactions with REAL dogs!

Learn what to do if approached by a stray dog

Learn when it’s not okay to approach their own dog or a friend’s dog

Role-play how to respond if a dog growls

Meet a service dog and learn about important jobs that dogs do

Make friends and have some silly fun!

Join us June 22 from 9-noon at Altadena Valley Animal Clinic! Email to enroll!

Cat trapping to solve overpopulation in Birmingham

Alongside the Alabama Spay/Neuter Clinic, Kathy Stiles Freeland spends her time cat trapping.

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Photo via Kathy Stiles Freeland

Cat trapping involves trapping all the cats in a colony, getting them spayed and neutered, adopting out the kittens and friendly cats, then returning the feral adult cats back to their territory and providing them with food and shelter. That is, Trap-Neuter-Release.

Bham Now interviewed Kathy Stiles Freeland about her work in cat trapping.

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