PBSO’s Animal Kindness & Dog Safety Program Visits Scouts

On Thursday, April 3, Barbara Masi of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Animal Kindness & Dog Safety Program spoke with local Girl Scouts and their families about the fundamentals of caring and interacting with pets.

The PBSO’s Animal Kindness program uses gentle retired racing greyhounds in its presentations to children at area schools and camps, and for adults in the community.

Animal kindness, the anti-tethering law and “Dogs Don’t Fight” are emphasized in the program, along with proper dog care and what to do if you are challenged by an aggressive dog.

Children learn how to act around dogs, the reason for area leash laws, proper animal ID techniques and what to do if they witness a dog fight.

For more information about the Animal Kindness program, contact Masi at (561) 688-3981 or masib@pbso.org.

In addition to the program, Masi spoke to the group about her foundation, Awesome Greyhound Adoptions, which trains and places retired greyhounds as pets, therapy dog and service dogs.

Hounds & Heroes is a program by the foundation that donates greyhound service dogs to veterans in need.

For more information on the foundation visit www.awesomegreyhoundadoptions.org or call (561) 737-1941.
ABOVE: Daisy Troop 20515 and Brownie/Junior Troop 20511 of Wellington with Barbara Masi and greyhounds Missile and Sonic at St. David’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall.