Kids pet education program designed to help reduce dog bite injuries

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Children from Bella Grace Early Learning Centre participating in council’s Pet Education for Kids program presented by Hannah Maloney, Response Services Education Officer, Sunshine Coast Council

Sunshine Coast Council has again kicked off its “Pet Education for Kids” program which has been designed to help children understand how to interact with dogs safely.

The free program is offered to all Sunshine Coast childcare centres, preschools and kindergartens with children aged between 3-5 years.

Presented by council’s pet education officer, with the help of trusty sidekicks, Sunny the cat and Sasha the dog, the fun and interactive presentation helps to teach children about being a responsible pet owner and how to avoid being bitten by a dog.

Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said council was committed to promoting responsible pet ownership and helping to keep kids safe from dog attacks.

“Sadly, there are hundreds of children across Australia who are victims of dog bite injuries each year, and most children are bitten at home by their family dog,” Cr McKay said.

“Children under five are most at risk, which is why our Pet Education for Kids program is designed especially for young children.”

If you would like the Pet Education for Kids program to be presented at your centre, contact council on 5475 7272 or email animals@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.

Children will receive a free toy dog or frisbee, plus a dog bite prevention flyer to take home to parents.


Children from Bella Grace Early Learning Centre participating in council’s Pet Education for Kids program presented by Hannah Maloney, Response Services Education Officer, Sunshine Coast Council

 
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