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RSPCA EMU begins school visits - 15th July 2016

The RSPCA Education Mobile Unit (EMU) kicked off its tour of Mount Isa schools on Friday, when they visited Sunset State School.

Brought to Mount Isa by Council as part of the ongoing responsible ownership of pets program, the EMU will spend this week visiting primary schools throughout the city and Camooweal, to engage with students around the topics of responsible animal ownership and care.

RSPCA Senior Education Officer Daryl Joy said he had been met by very enthusiastic students at Sunset State School and was looking forward to sharing the resources with more schools this week.

“Mount Isa is unique in the fact that it is so remote, and the kids don’t get many chances to see the RSPCA at work, so it’s fantastic to visit and share our message and connect with this community,” Mr Joy said.

Sunset student Ashley Woodhouse, 10, said the van was great, and she was learning how to be a vet and take care of animals properly.

“We’re learning about how to keep animals safe and look after them really well,” Ashley said.

“It’s important that we know about microchipping, and what to do when our pets get sick.”

The RSPCA EMU van will be a special feature of the Council’s Pet Information Day on Saturday 23rd July, at the Civic Centre lawns from 10am. Everyone is welcome to come along and take a tour. Free jumping castle, Paws Hoofs and Claws cupcake café and sausage sizzle fundraiser and a petting zoo will be offered, along with free microchipping vouchers with every first time animal registration.

Please contact Council on 47473200 for more information.