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Mispillion Kennel Club, Inc.

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Many members of MKC, representing Sussex County Cheer-a-Pets and/or Therapy Dogs, International, visit local nursing homes and rehab centers. In addition, several members also belong to L.E.A.P. (Literacy Education Assistance Pups), which meets in Lewes, DE. Handlers and their dogs team up to help young readers gain proficiency and confidence in their reading by "reading to the dogs."

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MKC Members Take Their Dogs to Local Schools

Volunteer MKC members recently helped the Director of Humane Education for the Delaware SPCA present a special program about dog care at two Georgetown elementary schools.

On March 16, Margie Klapper and Phoebe attended the morning sessions for kindergarteners and pre-kindergarteners at the Howard T. Ennis school while Jerry Maiman, Sandy and Billy attended the afternoon session. After Scott Vogel's special presentation, Margie and Phoebe (and later Jerry, Sandy and Billy) talked about their dogs and answered the children's questions. Then, as the children left the classroom to continue their day, they petted the dogs, using their new dog-greeting skills Scott had taught them. The following day, Margie and Phoebe, Sharon Dorman and Bree, and Sandy Moody and Cheron helped Scott with two presentations at Georgetown Elementary School.

Margie, Sharon, Sandy, and Jerry all agree that it was a lot of fun to share their dogs with both the children and staff of the schools. The adults enjoyed the visits as much as the children, and the dogs were wonderful representatives of MKC!

 

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Bree (left) and Phoebe await their "curtain call."

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Sandy answers a child's question while Cheron asks for a treat.

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Georgetown Elementary students listen to answers to their questions.

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Margie tells the children about Phoebe.

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