This week was a scorcher! But don’t worry; we kept everyone cool and safe! Campers enjoyed time outside and with our guest speakers. They also had an opportunity to visit the Donkey Sanctuary in Guelph, Ontario!
Campers started the week off by visiting some of the animals here at the shelter. They had a chance to pick their very own kennel buddy and write a customized card for them.
Later this week they were paid a visit by Susan Walker from Gimme Paws. She taught the campers about the importance of massaging your animal and proper technique. Thank you for educating our campers, they surely enjoyed learning about animal masseuses!
Campers got to dig into the arts and crafts basket and make some brain-training toys for the animals in the shelter. These types of toys exercise the minds of the animals to help with brain development.
During the middle of the week, campers were also visited by their friend, Georgia! Georgia has visited the SPCA on various occasions and the campers love her every time she comes to see them! How can they not, she’s adorable!
During the end of the week, campers were able to prepare the food for the dogs at the shelter and learn the importance of a proper diet. They took turns to pour different kibble and wet food into different types of feeders and learned the difference between all of them.
Let’s just say they had a mouth-full of knowledge after they were finished!
Their last visitor of the week was a new friend named Archer! Archer is a 2 year old Great Pyrenees and was brought in by one of our lovely co-op students, Nicole. Campers learned about the difference in taking care of a bigger dog in comparison to a smaller one. They were also educated on the personality traits that belong to this type of breed.
He stood quite tall and the campers were truly taken aback at how big he was! Archer got a chance to be groomed by our campers and boy did he ever love it!
This week’s trip was to the Donkey Sanctuary and they enjoyed every minute of it! They got to meet many different types of donkeys and learn about their personality, growth, and other interesting tid bits of information.
This week was an absolute whirlwind of fun activities and new friends. We hope the campers learned more about how to care about animals and the importance of proper care.
We can’t wait to see what next week will bring us!