Lead-Deadwood Youth Learn the Importance of Proper Pet Care

The Goldcorp-Coeur Wharf Sustainable Prosperity Fund are proud supporters of the Be Kind to Animals week in the Lead-Deadwood Community. Once again, the Wharf Fund has donated to the Friends of the Twin City Animal Shelter to help make this event happen.

“This is the 100th annual Be Kind to Animals Week, a reminder that we should always treat our animal companions with compassion and empathy in return for their trust and loyalty.

The presentations will focus on being responsible pet owners and having compassion towards all animals. Students will learn about the importance of spaying and neutering your pets, and how the Twin City Animal Shelter can aid families in need. Each presentation will be geared towards the students and will include hands-on interaction.

“This is a particularly good time to teach our children respect for all living creature and to renew our commitment to do the same for the rest of the year,” says Gail Bunch, president of the Friends of the Twin City Animal Shelter organization.

This program has become a staple in the community and the elementary schools and the Wharf Fund is happy to support this event. Be Kind to Animals week occurred May 1st – May 6th and impacted over 400 Lead-Deadwood youth.