Veterinary Technology students spent the afternoon meeting the public at Davy Memorial Park in Moorhead, educating them on how to handle various types of pet behavior as a service-learning project. The project coincided with ‘Streets Alive!’, where three miles of streets through downtown Fargo and Moorhead are shut down to motorized traffic to encourage walking, running, biking, rollerblading, skating, dancing and other human movement.
The students were in ‘Participation Parkway’, interacting with other healthy living exhibitors for fun activities. Many of the participants had pets with them on the route.
“It was fun for the students to educate the public on pet awareness,” said instructor Terri Yeager.
“There are a lot of things people can do to improve pet behavior but are not sure how to do it.”
Several people stopped to visit with the students during the afternoon. Over 2,000 people participated in the event overall.