November 4th, 2017
SVP Teens and Kids had the opportunity to once again visit the SPCA with RedRover. This year, teens determined where all outings would be and RedRover at the SPCA is one of only a few repeat outings they decided to schedule. Teen Tori Nichols organized the outing.
We had the opportunity to tour the SPCA, particularly looking for a special cat to catch each participants’ eye. We used this tour to observe and consider what about each cat might make them particularly good as a pet. Teens and kids had the opportunity to draw their chosen cat, listing details about them. We learned how these personal touches can make all the difference in getting an animal adopted.
We also heard a story from RedRover meant to spark a discussion on animal behavior. This is part of an offering of RedRovers aimed at increasing empathy for both animals AND peers, decreasing bullying. Kids and teens weighed in on ways they connect love of animals with empathy for peers.
Before closing out, teens and kids learned how to make toys for dogs and cats using scraps of fabric, old tennis balls, and string. The toys they created will be sent home with families as they adopt animals from the SPCA.
Once again, our outing to the SPCA with RedRover was an informative and fun morning… THANK YOU REDROVER AND SPCA!!!