By KELLY NELSON
The recent dog attack on a 7-year-old child in Treat Park has sparked lots of questions from the community about pet safety. More specifically, some people are questioning whether the pit bull breed is a “menace to society.”
From 5:30-8:30 p.m.
July 12, The Humane Society for Greater Savannah is hosting Meryl Cohen, founder of Bully and Friends K-9 Training for a Pit Bull Education and Dog Bite Prevention Seminar.
record straight about the breed. Topics include:
• What is a pit bull?
• How did this breed get such a bad reputation?
• How to be a responsible dog owner.
Meryl will also discuss the importance of local ordinances and their role in the prevention of dog bites and attacks.
As we all know, knowledge is power. It’s important to take advantage of opportunities to educate ourselves on all aspects of a subject. We invite every citizen, councilperson, law enforcement agent and community leader in the Savannah area to join us for this enlightening seminar. And please bring your questions along, as we welcome them, too!
While Meryl provides insights about pit bulls, this class is an outstanding opportunity to understand more about safety, health and happiness for all dog breeds and their owners.
Reservations are strongly recommended. We are planning to hold the class at the Humane Society for Greater Savannah but are prepared to change venues based on the number of folks that sign up.
If the venue changes, we will post details on our Facebook page (Humane Society for Greater Savannah). The class is free. We do, however, rely heavily on donations, so any voluntary contributions will be greatly appreciated.
Tuesday will be a busy evening for us. The Intro to HSGS Orientation is scheduled for 5:15 p.m. July 12. You must complete an online application and register for orientation. Because we have multiple classes scheduled on Tuesday night, please check our Facebook page or website, humanesocietysav.org, to confirm the venue prior to Tuesday.
Kelly Nelson is the Humane Society for Greater Savannah’s Manager of Community Outreach. Contact her by calling 912-354-9515 , ext. 114 or emailing email@example.com.
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