Durr wins pet contest | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | April 30, 2016 5:00 am
Last Updated: April 27, 2016 at 12:48 pm
The Pet Responsibilities Program concluded on Friday April 25 at Cottageville Elementary School with an assembly. Over 80 fourth-grade students participated.
The classes focuses on pet ownership responsibilities, safety around animals, the importance of controlling pet population in the county, and the costs incurred while having pets.
Each student is asked to write an essay on the importance of spaying and neutering pets, called the Speuter Award.
Destiny Durr, daughter of James and Amber Durr, won the award. Her dog, Sledge, short for Sledgehammer, won the free neutering.
The CACE (Colleton Animal Committment Education) is sponsored by FoCCAS, which pays for the spaying.
Durr’s essay follows:
“When we first got Sledge, he was very sweet and loved to play. But over a couple of years, he has started to jump out of our fence and be very dominant over another male next to us and it seems like he is going crazy. He has drool and non-stop growling at them.
I think we should neuter him because I think it will make him less dominate and we won’t have to keep him on a chain. Instead, I wish we could let him run around free without maybe hurting someone without us knowing and him get killed. This is why I think all animals should get neutered or spayed.”