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RSPCA EMU to visit Mount Isa and Camooweal schools - 4th July 2016

The RSPCA's Education Mobile Unit (EMU) will return to Mount Isa and Camooweal to delight and inform local school children.

An initiative of Mount Isa City Council and RSPCA QLD, Australia's largest animal welfare education mobile unit will tour local schools for the week beginning Monday July 18.

With more than 4000 household pets registered at any one time in Mount Isa, Mayor Joyce McCulloch said the RSPCA EMU was a state-of-the-art classroom on wheels and was an important education tool for animal education and welfare in the city.

"EMU is a wonderful learning experience which engages students through hands-on activities that are fun and interactive. It's a great way for children to learn about the responsibilities that go with caring for animals,” Cr McCulloch said.

“The EMU will spend the week visiting primary schools throughout Mount Isa and Camooweal and really engaging with the children around the treatment of animals and the importance of desexing and the correct treatment of animals.”

The RSPCA EMU van will also be parked at the Civic Centre lawns on Saturday July 23 from 10am to 1pm and everyone is invited to come along and take a free tour.

The EMU will be part of the Council and Paws Hoofs and Claws animal information day, which will feature free microchipping vouchers for every new pet register on the day, an outdoor cupcake café and barbecue fundraiser for Paws Hoofs and Claws, animal adoption meet and greets, petting zoo, jumping castle and giveaways.

For more information, please contact Council on 47473200.