4-H Offers Dog Care and Vet Science Programs

Open to Putnam County students ages 9 and older

The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County is offering two programs for students who are interested in animals. The first, 4-H Dog Care & Basic Training, takes place at 6:15 p.m. on Sept. 14 and Sept. 21 in Carmel. Dog ownership is not required. The course teaches grooming, first aid and diet, as well as basic handling, commands and guidance on competition, including at the Putnam County 4-H Fair.

Dr. Kathi Heiber of the South Putnam Animal Hospital with students during the 4-H Junior Vet Series (photo provided)

Dr. Kathi Heiber of the South Putnam Animal Hospital with students during the 4-H Junior Vet Series (photo provided)

The program is open to residents of Putnam County ages 9 and older, with a limit of 12 students. The non-refundable registration fee is $15 for 4-H members and $45 otherwise. Prior participants are not eligible.

The Cornell Cooperative is also offering its six-week 4-H Junior Vet Series, which meets weekly starting at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 21. The program allows students to shadow veterinarians and explore a career in Vet Science. It is open to Putnam County residents ages 9 to 14, with a limit of 12 participants. The fee is $80 for 4-H members and $110 otherwise.

Visit putnam.cce.cornell.edu/events to register, or call 845-278-6738.

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